Was Rachel Riley among ‘our celebrities’ that so-called charity used to ‘slaughter’ Corbyn?

Glasman: He praised “our celebrities” in his video rant. Was Rachel Riley one of them?

A video clip has come to light of a campaigner for a pressure group, praising “our spies and intel… our fab celebrities” after Labour and Jeremy Corbyn were “slaughtered” in the 2019 general election.

Joe Glasman, leader of the so-called ‘political investigations team’ at the misnamed Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), made the claim in a video rant that was quickly set to ‘private’ – but you can see it here.

The CAA was set up during a period of violence between Israel and Palestine in 2014, and has spent the time since then smearing critics of the Israeli government as anti-Semitic.

Many critics have stated that the last thing this ‘charity’ does is actually campaign against anti-Semitism.

And in the four years since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party, it has pushed hard the false notion that Labour had become anti-Semitic, despite the fact that anti-Semitism in the party fell well below the national average during Mr Corbyn’s leadership.

And in 2018, along came Rachel Riley, claiming that she had been moved to join the fight against anti-Semitism – particularly in the Labour Party – and claiming as her friends in that fight many of the CAA’s fellow-travellers.

She and Mr Glasman are well-known to each other on Twitter. Consider this (I’ll provide a screenshot in case it suddenly disappears):

(The claim appears to be disproved by research from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in – guess when? – 2017, which found that anti-Semitism was far lower in left-wing organisations than in those on the political right. Trouble is, I think Mr Glasman was misquoting from the same document, which did state that confidence in the Labour Party had fallen, among Jewish people, after some prominent people associated with Labour were associated with anti-Semitism.)

Curiously, all contact between these two people on Twitter seems to have taken place on January 5 last year – right in the middle of the argument that formed the basis of the article that Ms Riley reckons libels her.

But when he posted his video rant, she tweeted this reply:

The question for my case is: was Ms Riley carrying out the wishes of Mr Glasman and/or the CAA when she attacked Labour-supporting journalist Owen Jones on Twitter? It was this that sparked the confrontation between her and a teenage girl that, in turn, led to my article.

To be honest, I’m not sure it matters for the purposes of justice.

But it is deeply disturbing that Ms Riley may be connected with a network of individuals who appear to have deliberately set out to corruptly influence the outcome of a general election – as Mr Glasman put it in his own words.

If you are as disturbed by this as I am, then please share this information with people you know – and ask them to contribute to my CrowdJustice campaign. Hopefully we’ll be able to get to the bottom of this.

Here come the details:

Please consider making a donation yourself, via the CrowdJustice page.

Email your friends, asking them to pledge to the CrowdJustice site.

Post a link to Facebook, asking your friends to pledge.

On Twitter, tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal.

On other social media platforms, please mention the campaign there, quoting the appeal address.

The more we find out about this, the more sinister it becomes. People like Ms Riley have a lot of money, and they are trying to use it to escape justice. Let’s make sure they can’t.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


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10 thoughts on “Was Rachel Riley among ‘our celebrities’ that so-called charity used to ‘slaughter’ Corbyn?

  1. Simon Cohen

    Joe Glassman is a highly illiterate person who writes appalling articles attempting to incriminate the Labour Party based on unfounded and unevidenced allegations similar to the ‘whataboutery’ published by the Jewish Labour Movement as supposed ‘evidence’ to the EHRC.

    He’s a cheap propagandist who does a great disservice to the people he considers his own community.

    As a Jew myself I consider Joe Glassman a cheapskate propagandist and a devaluer of the serious concept of antisemitism.

    In Yiddish he’s be considered a ‘Nudnik’ combined with a ‘Schlemiel’ .

    Mike, you understand more about the deeper meaning of antisemitism than this ‘Putz’!

  2. James

    Hi Mike! The graphic that comes up to accompany links to this is unfortunately the one including (and focused on) “An @antisemitism study-in 2017-showed that incidents of antisemitism among Labour officials (candidates, MPs) etc was 8 x greater than any other party” etc. As the graphic is the first thing viewers will be grabbed by I’ve posted links WITHOUT the graphic, which does reduce the impact of the posts a bit…

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Yeah – FB and Twitter makes strange automatic choices. That graphic does show a link between Mr Glasman and Ms Riley, though – and the article points out that his claim appears to be false.

  3. Tony

    We will never know how much damage the manufactured crisis did to the Labour party. However, I very much doubt that it alone stopped Labour from winning.

    Organisations often claim they ‘made the difference’. In the United States, you can guarantee that the National Rifle Association (NRA) will pop up to claim credit if the Republican Party wins an election. But, if the Republicans lose, the NRA will be silent.

  4. jezzabeauc

    I really loathe the term celebrity especially when it is used to refer to people like Riley and Obermann. They are nobodies who have used their being recognised through TV appearances to spread evil lies perpetrated by MSM and people like Glasman. I had never heard of Obermann before her poisonous tweets and as for Riley she is an appalling example of how some people use their status for their own nasty agenda. I am not surprised by your linking it all together, the whole AS smear campaign has been orchestrated and coordinated through pro-Israel groups like CAA, JLM, LFI, BOD and LAAS. Of course it all originates with Israel, as evidenced in the Aljazeera documentary the Lobby which outed Joan Ryan as a pro-Israeli conspirator who actively worked to take down certain Labour MPs even though she was a Labour MP herself. This then begs the question was her first loyalty to Labour or Israel? The answer is self evident I think.

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