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Archive for 'Labour Party'

Corbyn’s Form on Russia and Poison

Jeremy Corbyn’s abysmal response to the Salisbury poison attack has been widely criticised, including by Labour MPs. And rightly so.
It is, however, no surprise at all. In fact, it is entirely true to form.
Look back to 2013. In March of that year, the brutal Syrian regime was accused of launching chemical warfare [...]

A Nest of Lies

The story of When Corbyn Met Sarkocy, a Czech spy, during the Cold War has been seized on with glee by the usual press, plus the anti-Corbynites.  My own thoughts are:- 1) Corbyn was a back-bench MP and unlikely to know anything except the price of a cup of tea in the House of Commons [...]

Tony Greenstein expelled from Labour

After some speculation, it has finally been confirmed that Tony Greenstein has been expelled from the Labour Party; he was found to have breached party rules on three counts. The Jewish Labour Movement welcomed this move:

You can read more about the background to Greenstein’s expulsion here.
Greenstein is – or was – a leading figure in [...]

Corbyn on Iran – Crooked Talking, Dishonest Politics

Many people think politicians are sleazy liars.
Jeremy Corbyn would like you to believe that he is different. So would his followers.
Making The Case For Iran
The rest of us are going to take some convincing, to say the least. All the more so, Mr Corbyn, after we saw you on TV earlier today with [...]

The shortlisted Labour candidate who shared antisemitic memes

Michelle Harris has been shortlisted to stand as the Labour candidate in Amber Rudd’s (very marginal) seat of Hastings and Rye.  Her previous form with regard to antisemitism was revealed a few days ago by @GnasherJew, an account dedicated to exposing Labour antisemitism.  One particularly egregious moment came in 2014 when she shared a David [...]

Labour MP Andy Slaughter at the Khaybar Hatred March

Labour MP Andy Slaughter is not one to miss a proper Israel hatred session with his Islamist and far left friends.
Sure enough, it appears that he spoke at Friday’s “Hands Off Jerusalem” demonstration in London.

As you know, an ugly crowd at the demonstration turned to chanting “Khaybar” to express their murderous hatred. [...]

How will the Corbynites react?

Although I’m not in the UK, I’ve got the impression from reading posts and comments by others at Harry’s Place that the Labour party has become downright inhospitable for anyone who considers themselves a Zionist or a friend of Israel. I’ve got the idea that the party is now essentially controlled by people who are [...]

MEND, Labour MPs, and “Engagement”

“I understand that some of the allegations against Tommy Robinson are disputed and I look forward to him restating that he is not a bigot when I go to his meeting in Parliament.”
Any MP saying something like this would probably face ridicule.
In real life, ridicule is what Labour MP Wes Streeting deserves. Here he [...]

More on Miko Peled – and Ken Loach

Miko Peled has sought to clarify the remarks he made at a fringe meeting during the Labour Party conference.  In an email to the Guardian reproduced in this article he stated:
“The Holocaust was a terrible crime that we must study and from which we must all learn. I reject the idea that Holocaust deniers, foolish [...]

MEND, Muslim Women, and the Labour Party

How to empower Muslim women? I can think of one good way – challenging views like this one:
I also want to briefly mention something about women in the workplace: I am an absolute extremist in this issue in that I don’t have any time for the opposing arguments. Women should not be in the [...]