Nonsense talk about Corbyn ‘hiding’ in Somerset will only make his critics look silly

Marie van der Zyl: False pretences?

How silly of Marie van der Zyl to suggest Jeremy Corbyn is “hiding” from having to discuss her overblown claims of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

In fact he is on holiday in Somerset.

What – is a man not allowed to have a holiday any more?

There’s no urgency about the anti-Semitism issue. The demand for Labour to adopt all the examples that go with the IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism – which the party has already adopted – is duff. The party’s new code of conduct is better.

And it isn’t as if the party is slacking off its prosecution of cases against those accused of anti-Semitism by Ms van der Zyl’s self-elected Board of Deputies and others of similar political disposition.

I just met the deadline for sending my defence against the ridiculous allegations against me to the Labour Party, and I understand that Jackie Walker expects her own disciplinary hearing before a panel of the party’s National Constitutional Committee to take place soon.

Readers of This Site will be aware that I have no faith at all in any claim by the Labour Party that its investigations are in the interests of justice. The directive from the party’s National Executive Committee to find my guilty, no matter whether the evidence clearly demonstrates my innocence (which it will), is ample justification for that belief.

And of course a Labour representative is on the record as having said the “antisemitism subgroup” of Labour’s National Executive Committee means “we have the potential to kick people out super fast”.

So why is Ms van der Zyl kicking up such a fuss about nothing?

Simple. She is stirring up indignation with fake accusations for political purposes. Can you imagine what those purposes may be?

Jeremy Corbyn has been told to “come out of hiding” in Somerset by an angry Jewish leader.

The President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Marie van der Zyl, has said Mr Corbyn has “seemingly disappeared” since last weekend, when he released a video and comment pieces.

She has repeated a call for Labour to embrace the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism in full.

The leader of the Labour party has been spotted in Somerset cafes and tea rooms this week, as well as reportedly enjoying strolls on the Somerset coast, taking in local tourist destinations and even trying his hand at a spot of lawn games.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn’s Somerset ‘holiday’: Labour leader told to ‘come out of hiding’ while on South West getaway – Somerset Live

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8 thoughts on “Nonsense talk about Corbyn ‘hiding’ in Somerset will only make his critics look silly

  1. Zippi

    Semantics are a useful tool. As another of your readers stated, £abour HAS adopted the definition, in full. The I.H.R.A. working definition is 1) a “working” definition and 2) A definition, not THE definition and by its own declarations is “non-legally binding.” It has been adopted by 31 of the world’s 195 countries yet the B.B.C. has taken to calling it the “standard” definition. Why the necessity to accept THIS definition?

  2. Simon Cohen

    So Corbyn writes a Guardian article (but at the wrong time of the week), produces a video, then goes to Somerset (supporting a local economy!), gives interviews for local papers while he is there-and he’s HIDING!

    I think it’s time Corbyn said : ‘Enough of this nonsense. I’ve got more important things to do like deal with a stagnant economy, savaged by austerity that wrecks lives and riddled with Tory mismanagement -let’s get on with that!

  3. Colin Glazebrook

    Do you mean he doesn’t have any rich, influential friends who will give him free, all expensive paid holidays in some exotic part of the world in return for some future “favours”? Obviously not crooked enough !

  4. Sarah Brookes

    This is not anger. Anger is something people feel when their moral sense of outrage is provoked. This is pure evil.

  5. Dave Rowlands

    Focus has been placed onto the conservatives because of, whats his name and they need to keep this line of attack open.

  6. Carol Fraser

    I have read a very creditable blog on this issue detailing the fact that Israel is behind the anti Corbyn campaign

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