Anti-Semitism row: Do YOU know who originally said “Everything Hitler did was legal”?

This is absolutely priceless – for all the wrong reasons. Read: The only truly outrageous comments in Livingstone’s interview were made by presenter Vanessa Feltz. At the outset of the exchange, Feltz led listeners to believe that Naz Shah MP had defended Hitler’s actions as ‘legal’. This is simply false. In 2014, before she was an MP, Shah shared the following image on Facebook: The quote is from that notorious antisemite, Martin Luther King, Jr. In context, it reads as follows: We can never forget that everything Hitler did in…

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Nobody bothered to check who created that “anti-Semitic” image Naz Shah retweeted, did they?

You know that image that got Naz Shah suspended from the Labour Party? The really offensive, anti-Semitic image that proposes relocating the nation of Israel from the Middle East to the American Midwest? This one: It seems nobody bothered to check on the person who originally published it. So let me put you out of your misery. The map was posted in Norman Finkelstein Solution for Israel-Palestine Conflict‏, on Monday, August 4, 2014, on his blog. Professor Finkelstein is described by that hideously inaccurate Wikipedia as “an American political scientist, activist,…

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Gutter journalism from The Guardian. How are people to get the facts when they’re wrapped up in nonsense?

What should be a story about a Tory campaign of disinformation about Labour’s candidate to be Mayor of London is turned into trash about the anti-Semitism controversy by The Guardian. This is gutter journalism from a paper that should know better. Zac Goldsmith, in trying to link Sadiq Khan with Ken Livingstone, who has been suspended by Labour while the party works out whether quoting historical fact is anti-Semitic or not, is trying to get the public to ignore his own campaign’s Islamophobic activities. The details – or as many…

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Vital reading: The sickening campaign to silence Corbyn and the Left by exploiting victims of the Holocaust | The Canary

This is crucial reading. While This Blog has been sorting the information from the noise in the Ken Livingstone/Naz Shah controversy, our old friend Kerry-Anne Mendoza over on The Canary has exposed the overarching strategy of those who denounced them. It is critically important that as many people read this as possible – particularly those who have been persuaded by the “Labour is full of anti-Semites” narrative being pushed in the mainstream press and by stooges in the social media. It is time to speak out against the concerted and, loosely, coordinated…

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This hysteria over Hitler, anti-Semitism and Ken Livingstone has to stop

The controversy over Ken Livingstone’s remarks about Naz Shah, anti-Semitism and Hitler is becoming increasingly unreasonable, it seems. This Blog’s comment inbox is full of opinion about it, and I should apologise for my slowness in moderating the correspondence. Some is from people who support my earlier article, some is from those who oppose, some is from people who are generally anti-Semitic and many are highly emotive, if not downright offensive in certain respects. Where people are quoting sources to support them, I have to look up the material and…

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Required reading: Statement on ‘Labour’s problem with antisemitism’ | Jewish Socialists’ Group

I’m quoting this in full because alleged anti-Semitism is now a major political issue and the Jewish Socialists’ Group has nailed it. Antisemitism exists and must be exposed and fought against in the same way as other forms of racism by all who are concerned with combating racism and fascism. Antisemitism and anti-Zionism are not the same. Zionism is a political ideology which has always been contested within Jewish life since it emerged in 1897, and it is entirely legitimate for non-Jews as well as Jews to express opinions about…

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Livingstone vindicated: There WAS a Nazi-Zionist agreement and Hitler DID support it

It turns out all those who clamoured for Ken Livingstone to be suspended from the Labour Party – on the basis that Nazi Germany and Zionist Jews never had an agreement – were completely wrong. Perhaps John Mann needs to reconsider his actions of earlier today (April 28) – along with all those who accused Livingstone of “rewriting history” when he really was simply quoting it. Vox Political is grateful to the reader who sent us to the Wikipedia page stating the following: The Haavara Agreement was an agreement between…

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Tory MP accuses Cameron of ‘watering down’ anti-union Bill. Really?

Do we really believe Bernard Jenkin’s claim that Cameron watered down his Trade Union Bill to get the unions to support the Remain campaign? If the best support he could manage afterwards was from ex-TUC chief Brendan Barber, then we can reasonably conclude that the ploy hasn’t worked. Besides, we all know how Tories work: Offer a concession in the run-up to a major event, then cancel it immediately afterward. And, while union leaders can say what they want, members will make their own choices. Downing Street has been accused…

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Livingstone suspended from Labour over Hitler remarks: An overreaction?

What a shame Ken Livingstone didn’t know when to hold his tongue. Much of what he said today about the Naz Shah controversy was perfectly reasonable and deserving of debate – but this will now be buried. Why? Because he had to add comments that his opponents could use to discredit him. His claim that the Israeli government could avoid criticism of its actions because of “double standards”, that allow it to claim anti-Semitism when people are not attacking the Jewish people, seems reasonable. If somebody wants to criticise Benjamin…

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Almost Justice – A Vox Political reader’s poem about the Hillsborough verdict

This was posted as a comment to a previous article, but it’s too good to leave there. The jury gave their verdict The establishment held its breath, The jury said the police force was responsible for every death, Responsible for ending the lives of every single one Of Liverpool’s fathers, mothers, boys and girls who in those tragic few minutes were gone. The innocent at a football game Lost to their loved ones for ever more, Were then blamed for their own deaths By a rotten to the core, Police…

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