Only 250? Anti-Semitism demo against Labour flops with tiny attendance – and dodgy speeches

Maureen Lipman: You’d think a performer of her standing would know the danger in ill-advised words.

“Who’ll go?” That’s what This Writer asked yesterday (April 7). The answer, we now know, is: Practically nobody:

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the rain outside Labour’s London headquarters today for a demo against anti-Semitism.

There were shouts of “Corbyn out”, “racists” and “shame”, and boos among the crowd of around 250 people when speakers named the Labour leader.

The protest was called by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, which has regularly criticised Mr Corbyn’s approach.

Brilliant. 250 misinformed sheeple, standing outside empty offices, howling lies about one of the strongest advocates against racism of any kind (including anti-Semitism) that the UK has.

I also asked if Gideon Falter, chairman of the CAA, would take the right message from a poorly-attended event – that his organisation’s lies about Mr Corbyn, and about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, were falling on deaf ears.

It seems he did not:

And what are we to make of Maureen Lipman?

She stood next to Mr Falter, to speak against the Labour Party – but brought instant ridicule on herself by attacking Ed Miliband, the party’s previous leader and a man of very clear Jewish descent:

“Everything we’ve heard today points to the fact that we have an anti-Semite as the head of the British Labour Party,” she said.

In that case, everything that was said at the event was slander, because Mr Corbyn is accepted by rational people as the antithesis of an anti-Semite. Indeed, as David Rosenberg states, above, Mr Corbyn is “one of the most longstanding opponents of all racism including anti-Semitism”.

I wish Mr Corbyn would take legal action against Ms Lipman and the CAA for their outrageous lies. Mr Falter was standing right next to her and failed to correct the claim.

But he’s far too clever to be drawn in.

The CAA’s attack on Labour was a false-flag attempt to rid the UK of the best opposition to Theresa May’s diabolical Conservative government. It was clever to attack Jeremy Corbyn on the basis of a problem that everybody accepts exists in many organisations, but the claims of the organisation and its allies have stretched credibility too far and they have lost the confidence of the public.

Why give them the oxygen of publicity when their argument is dead?

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6 thoughts on “Only 250? Anti-Semitism demo against Labour flops with tiny attendance – and dodgy speeches

  1. Vanda

    Corbyn should sue. Only hard action against these vile tongued right-wing bullies will stop them. Has anyone got photos of the event so we can see the true attendance – photos seem conspicuously absent. Please sue Lipman the loudmouth, Corbyn. She and her ilk are trying to stop the people suffering under this government from getting a government that cares.

  2. G Millward

    The Jewish Chronicle reported: The JC has learned that the CAA had sent invitations to Lord Sugar and other dignitaries asking them to speak at the event.

    But on Sunday afternoon, speakers addressing the crowd included longtime former Labour Party member and donor David Abrahams.

    But Mr Abrahams was shown little respect from the crowd as he said: ”We have to make sure we have good relations with Labour going forwards. Labour has traditionally been the home for Jewish people.”

    As the chants of “Corbyn Out!” grew louder, Mr Abrahams protested with the crowd to show tolerance. But this only led to louder chants of “Off! Off! Off!”

    Mr Falter stood there and allowed the abuse of the speaker (and elderly man by the way) to continue.

    The Jewish Chronicle also stated: Another onlooker said:”This was just an anti-Labour demo. I don’t think Jeremy Corbyn will be quaking in his boots though”

    So, political bias then … which is a breach of the Charities Act.

  3. davespagnol

    The problem for he Labour Party is that it prides itself on opposing all forms of racism.
    So allegations of antisemitism hurt it. As for the Tories, if they told the truth about what they represent, unbridled capitalism and screw the working class, they’d never get elected, so they also include right wing populists, who have, over the years, used racism, both overt and covert, to get votes. It doesn’t hurt them to be accused of racism, because racists are going to vote for them anyway!

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