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Labour Splits: Corbyn ally suspended

The Labour anti-semitism row continues to rumble on.

Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s ally Chris Williamson MP was suspended from the party after he was caught claimimg that the party should stop apologising for the anti-semitism crisis which is continuing to engulf them.

What he said was wrong, and it only feeds the media frenzy at a time that the Conservative government should be held to account over brexit. How many more resignations from the party must it take before Corbyn finally takes action on the problem?

 

Labour splits again- a foreign perspective

More on Labour splits. Here is a foreign perspective on Labour’s internal schism. From the Rational National.

Many commentators have been laughing at the current situation…except it has long ceased to be funny.

In real news, Car manufacturer Honda is closing its UK plant in 2022, with the loss of 3,500 jobs. This will be drowned out because a lot of media time is wasted on this shitshower of a party.

UPDATE: An eighth Labour MP has now quit.

 

Labour splits again- SO old news (!)

Labour MPs (left to right) Ann Coffey, Angela Smith, Chris Leslie, Mike Gapes, Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker and Chuka Umunna after they announced their resignations during a press conference at County Hall in Westminster, and the formation of a new political party, which will be known as the Independent Group.

So, seven Labour MPs, after much soul searching, have decided to leave to form a new political party. Why didn’t they do that sooner?

Labour has been throughout its history to be one contradiction after another. They aren’t what many party members claim to be a broad church. One would think that they would look at what happened and reflect on why they got to this stage, but they have spent all day pouring vitriol on each other… and both their political opponents and the media are having a right laugh at their expense.

The MPs claim that the party’s failure to tackle issues such as anti-semitism and brexit were responsible for their departure. The reality is that many of them have been openly critical of current left-wing party leader Jeremy Corbyn since he was unexpectedly elected, twice in 2015 and 2016.

There have been unfair comparisons with the MPs who resigned today with what happened in 1981, when a significant number of Labour MPs quit to form the late Social Democratic Party. But the difference is that those who set up the SDP had a specific set of principles and values… the current crop of MPs don’t have any whatsoever– they seem only to be in it for themselves. It has been rumoured that more anti-Corbyn MPs are expected to jump ship over the next few days.

As in 1981, the current situation only benefits the Conservative government, who despite their current problems over brexit, and pushing through and continuing a highly controversial austerity programme, don’t now have to worry about Labour getting elected.

This schism doesn’t deserve to be a major news story, but that’s where we are. This will be expected to dominate the agenda for the time being. Meanwhile, the main issues of real importance get ignored.

2019: Unhappy New Year

Looking forward to 2019. Looking forward to what?

Economic and social meltdown, leading to major unrest.

More religious terrorism.

Rising criminality.

More climate change storms.

People calling each other “Nazis” and bigots.

More cheating in areas of public life from sport to politics.

People forced to watch more stupid superhero movies.

Intolerance of refugees and homeless people.

Brexit.

The political centre collapsing.

The rich getting wealthier at the expense of everybody else.

A world on the brink of World War III.

Happy New Year!!!

Is Corbyn an anti-semite?


Oh dear…. it’s been all over the news…yet again.

It seems that Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn can no longer brush off continued allegations that the party he leads is rife with anti-Jewish prejudice. Corbyn has repeatedly tried to state that he is anti-racist, but he has failed to accept that many in his party share privately, openly, or on social media anti-semitic or racist views.

He of course should be criticised for lack of clarity on this situation, but the problem isn’t unique to Labour. Anti-Jewish prejudice is rife in British public life. To me, this is old news, brought about by Corbyn’s opponents within Labour in a bid to settle old scores. Meanwhile, the on-going suffering of Jewish communities across Britain will continue to be ignored.