It all looks very bad, doesn’t it?
Here‘s Tom Watson on The Andrew Marr Show, claiming Jeremy Corbyn should “make a ‘personal intervention’ to tackle anti-Semitism claims – revealing he had sending a dossier of 50 cases to the leader.
“He blasted new Labour general secretary Jennie Formby over the anti-Semitism row, saying her reforms had ‘very patently… not been adequate’.
Bad for Jeremy Corbyn?
Bad for Tom Watson.
His zeal against alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party seems to be fuelled with cash from the Israeli government, which is believed to want Mr Corbyn’s removal from the Labour leadership because he opposes that government’s oppression of the people of Palestine.
We know that Israel gave £1 million of funding to Labour Friends of Israel (LFI), to support “fact-finding” visits to Israel for Labour MPs.
That now-infamous conspirator against UK democracy – and now-former officer of the Israeli embassy to this country – Shai Masot was secretly filmed telling LFI chair Joan Ryan he had secured the money, at Labour’s party conference in September 2016.
Mr Watson took advantage of that funding to go on just such a junket the very next month, it seems. The £4,875 cost of the trip was funded using £4,500 from LFI (part of Mr Masot’s contribution?) and £375 from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After his return he has strongly supported the smear campaign that claims Mr Corbyn has allowed anti-Semitism to run rife in the Labour Party – despite evidence that shows it has reduced under the current leadership.
If there really is a “crisis for Labour’s soul”, as Mr Watson described it, then it seems clear that he – not Jeremy Corbyn – is causing it.
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My own feeling is that the new grouping won’t last very long, therefore it doesn’t actually need policies. The ex-Labour members had either had a VoNC already passed by their CLPs, or were about to. The ex-Tories have already been told they can return to the mothership. So, if they succeed in preventing the election of a Labour government under Corbyn in a snap GE, that will be their purpose fulfilled. And we would never know who funded it. Once they disbanded, why would we need to?
This statement really ought to lead to Watson’s expulsion from the Labour Party:
Yes if he does not have the wit to understand that critisising the present Zionist Isreali government is not a critisism of all Jews he has no place to be in the Labour government or any government.
As I said, it is all about perception. Similar to the witch hunts of old, all that is required is an accusation. Mud sticks and Jeremy Corbyn is covered in the stuff! People are bombarded with allegations, dressed up as fact, to such a degree that I’m surprised that they can breathe! Ask yourselves, why has a man who is a well known pacifist, who has spent his entire political career, no, life, fighting discrimination, allow, or engender a situation, climate, atmosphere of bullying, harassment and intolerance? Media commentators have made it known that his position has not changed in the last 30 years so, whence came this hostility? Sense, it maketh none.
Tom Watson, on the other hand… and now he wants to create a Party within the Party; the voice of Social Democracy? Really? It sounds, to me, a bit like those so-called “centrists.” Central to what, exactly? They’re not my idea of centrists. Why us anybody, in Parliament, in the pay of foreign powers? How is this even permitted? Surely, it is illegal?
Guardian headline: “Tom Watson urges Corbyn to get a grip on Labour ‘crisis’; Deputy calls for leader to personally review dossier of 50 antisemitism complaints”
50 antisemitism complaints via Watson. Over 500000 members. That’s 0.001%. Assuming that all 50 complaints are upheld. Also assuming all 50 complaints turn out to be about genuine Labour Party members, i.e. not infiltrators – ‘fifth columnists’, one might say – who have not already been twigged and kicked out. Maybe Watson himself is a long-time ‘sleeper’ agent…
Here’s a couple of interesting articles from Norman Finkelstein’s blog: