Daily Archives: October 17, 2019

Don’t believe Juncker – he has no power to stop a Brexit delay if MPs vote for it

Jean-Claude Juncker: Did he say the EU will allow no more delays because he wants to be the president who got Brexit done?

Jean-Claude Juncker would like to go down in history as the President who saw the UK leave the EU, it seems.

He has said that, now a new Brexit delay has been forged with Boris Johnson’s government, no further attempts to prolong the UK’s membership of the bloc will be allowed.

There’s just one problem: he doesn’t have the power to say that.

If the UK petitions for a further delay – possibly to January 31 next year, it will be for the 27 other EU member states to decide, not a president whose term in office is nearly over.

The most Mr Juncker’s outburst can be said to have done is flush out the biases of certain mainstream UK media reporters – if we didn’t already know what they were:

It seems clear that the deal will not win enough support in Parliament. Labour is against it…

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has already spoken up against the deal.

It’s all falling apart around Boris Johnson, just when he hoped it was coming together.

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Good riddance to Louise Ellman and her lies about Corbyn and anti-Semitism

Louise Ellman: Another viper removed from Labour’s metaphorical busom.

Former Labour MP Louise Ellman has quit the party ahead of a ‘trigger’ vote on whether she should remain the party’s candidate in the Liverpool Riverside constituency.

It seems clear that she knew she couldn’t win. Why?

Perhaps it is because people in her Constituency Labour Party (CLP) are sick of her constant lies about leader Jeremy Corbyn being an anti-Semite (he isn’t) and her false allegations about localised anti-Semitism.

An example of the latter was raised in the roundly-debunked Panorama documentary Is Labour Antisemitic?, broadcast in July.

Ben Westerman, who was the only Jewish member of Labour’s disputes team at the time (and is a member of the anti-Corbyn Jewish Labour Movement), was sent to Riverside to investigate allegations of anti-Semitism by members, and related a story that was immediately denounced as a lie by local party members. He related an account of an interview with a constituent that ended with that person asking where he was from: “Are you from Israel?” He said he assumed that this person was implying that he was “in cahoots” with the Israeli government.

There are recordings of the interviews he conducted. That particular interviewee (who was also Jewish) did not ask if Mr Westerman was from Israel, but in fact inquired as to which Labour Party branch he belonged.

Ms Ellman herself is vice-president of the Jewish Leadership Council and chair of Labour Friends of Israel (since August; she was previously its vice-chair under Joan Ryan – herself long-since exposed as a liar about Labour anti-Semitism). Both organisations have an anti-Corbyn stance, based on accusations of anti-Semitism.

She was proved a liar when she attacked Mr Corbyn for having attended a meeting in 2010 when Holocaust survivor Hajo Meyer was a speaker. The claim was that Mr Meyer – a Holocaust survivor who was at Auschwitz, remember – was an anti-Semite because he criticised the behaviour of the current Israeli government in no uncertain terms.

Ms Ellman said she had been “appalled” to find out about the event. In fact, it was revealed, she attended it herself and was present during the whole of Mr Meyer’s speech, which was heckled shamelessly by a small but loud group of Zionists. It seems she sat quiet and unmoved throughout this incident and only spoke up about it when she saw a chance to damage Mr Corbyn’s reputation with a false claim.

The ‘trigger’ vote, on whether she would need to seek her constituency’s backing to continue as its Labour candidate, was set to happen in a few days. In light of this, a vote of “no confidence” in her was taken off the table.

Ms Ellman had previously refused to tell a CLP meeting whether she would support a Corbyn government. Her resignation seems an acceptance that her lies have caught up with her and she would not have survived a ‘trigger’ vote and the selection procedure that would have followed.

But she was not above piling more shame on herself. In her letter of resignation, she finally admitted that she would not support a Corbyn-led government, and launched an evidence-less stream of accusations against the Labour leader:

“Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, antisemitism has become mainstream in the Labour Party,” she continued.

“Jewish members have been bullied, abused and driven out.

“Antisemites have felt comfortable and vile conspiracy theories have been propagated. A party that permits anti-Jewish racism to flourish cannot be called anti-racist.”

And she stated that Mr Corbyn had spent decades “consorting with, and never confronting, antisemitism, Holocaust deniers and terrorist”.

In fact, anti-Semitism within the Labour Party is at a low point. Innocent members who have criticised the Israeli government – not Jewish – persecution of Palestinians, or supported those who were falsely accused, have been bullied, abused and driven out. I write from experience of such abuse.

It is people who support Israeli government racism against Palestinians who have been given space within the Labour Party, and it is they who have propogated any conspiracy theories – usually to counter genuine evidence against the Israeli government.

Mr Corbyn himself has been cleared of the accusations Ms Ellman levelled against him, many times.

And local views are summed up in this video:

Ms Ellman is a liar with an agenda. This Writer is glad to see the back of her. Now perhaps Liverpool Riverside can get a decent representative.

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Johnson’s Brexit deal: a ‘red herring’ to help him win an election?

Boris Johnson: He may think he has pushed Parliament into a Brexit checkmate. Jo Swinson (behind him) and other Opposition MPs may have other ideas.

Perhaps Boris Johnson should be congratulated – he has struck a Brexit deal with the European Union against all the odds.

But the Labour Party won’t support it.

The Liberal Democrats shouldn’t support it.

The Democratic Unionist Party has rejected it.

And in the European Parliament, the Brexit Party absolutely hates it. Nigel Farage says it will lead to years of negotiations for a free trade deal that won’t be agreed unless the UK gives up its fishing waters and accepts the EU’s regulatory system.

I don’t currently know what the European Research Group (ERG) – the ‘party within a party’ within the Conservative Party that wants a “no deal” Brexit – thinks.

No is it clear what the Independent MPs, from whom Mr Johnson removed the Conservative whip, have to say about it.

My personal opinion is that Parliament will vote it down.

If this happens on Saturday (October 19), Mr Johnson will be required to request another extension of the Brexit deadline.

Opposition MPs have been saying that this would give them the opportunity to call a vote of “no confidence” in the Tory government – because it will have failed to take the UK out of the EU on October 31, as promised.

A general election would follow.

But after an agreement is voted down, Mr Johnson would be in a much stronger position.

He would be able to say that Parliament has blocked Brexit – that other MPs prevented him from enacting the (sorry) “will of the people”, and could then call on the electorate to give him the Parliamentary majority he would need to force his deal on the country.

It would be a trick and a lie, but he could get away with it because most of the public is sick and tired of all the Brexit talk and the fact that the Tories have been using it to suppress discussion of practically any other political issue affecting us. Many people may vote for him, out of fatigue.

He has the media on his side, and he has an Opposition leader who has been painted as a danger to the British way of life by those news-hacks and by backstabbers in his own party (who are slowly leaving after doing their worst, Lousie Ellman being the latest).

So I wonder whether this deal is a ‘red herring’ – a distraction to divert attention away from his real goal, which may still be a “no deal” Brexit, after winning an election.

Perhaps Mr Corbyn should consider changing his tactics. Perhaps he’ll support a referendum on the new deal – to show public opposition to it. Is that his ‘Plan B’?

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