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Questionable: Baroness Chakrabarti’s plea to the Jewish Labour Movement contained some highly dodgy implications.

I am deeply disturbed by the words of Shami Chakrabarti on Sky’s Sophy Ridge politics show today (April 7).

It seems a new, co-ordinated campaign of disinformation linking Jeremy Corbyn with anti-Semitism has been launched, starting with a ‘fake news’ smear piece in The Sunday Times, and continuing with news coverage on the mainstream media throughout the day.

It’s all leading up to the annual general meeting of the Jewish Labour Movement, when members (who may not be either Jewish or part of the Labour Party) will be asked to vote on a motion of ‘no confidence’ in Jeremy Corbyn because of his handling of anti-Semitism accusations against party members (many of which have been shown to be fake).

They may decide to disaffiliate from Labour on the basis of this disinformation.

Baroness Chakrabarti, speaking on the Sophy Ridge show, appealed for the JLM not to disaffiliate.

She said: “My plea to the Jewish Labour Movement is to stay in the Labour movement and to tackle racism together, not to personalise it and make it about Jeremy Corbyn, because he is one person and he won’t be leader forever.”

What is she saying, exactly?

That we all know Labour isn’t a harbour for anti-Semitism?

That the JLM has another reason for hating Mr Corbyn – possibly his desire for a peaceful resolution to the Israel/Palestine question?

That once he is gone, Labour can get back to supporting Israel’s slow genocide of Palestinians?

Is that what she’s saying?

If so, that’s despicable.

Baroness Chakrabarti needs to clarify her words immediately.

Source: Shami Chakrabarti urges Jewish Labour ‘not to personalise’ anti-Semitism – Mirror Online

UPDATE: It seems Baroness Chakrabarti’s plea fell on deaf ears. Nobody should be surprised.

Apparently, after supporting the motion of ‘no confidence’ in Mr Corbyn, Jewish Labour Movement members are considering whether to disaffiliate.

Considering that the Sky News report quoted the falsehoods in today’s Sunday Times lead as an apparent reason for the vote – after Labour denied that there was any truth in its claims – the party should act pre-emptively and expel the Jewish Labour Movement. Its activities and spokespeople attempt to bring the Labour Party into disrepute and there is no place in any political organisation for an affiliate that works to bring it down from the inside.

Enough is enough.


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