At last… after two years of endless struggle, personal and political bitching and backbiting, the Conservative government has put forward a plan which they hoped after all the negotiations, will finally strike a deal with the European Union that will enable a speedy and orderly departure from the organisation in March 2019.
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.
Twenty years after Labour’s first of three election victories, the party could be reduced to a small rump of MPs in the forthcoming Conservative landslide, if the current opinion polls are to be believed.
Mr Blair’s latest public intervention is not about trying to stop the UK from going through some commentators call “a very damaging withdrawal” from the European Union, but like many of his supporters, he seems determined to continue help undermining current party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
If anything, his mere presence will certainly mean that Labour will lose yet more votes.
It would be preferable to all concerned if Blair did the honourable thing… and kept quiet.