Labour’s mistreatment of Diane Abbott shows who are the real racists in that party

No love lost: Keir Starmer and Diane Abbott seem never to have been particularly friendly to each other.

It seems the pleas of the intelligent members of the UK community have fallen on deaf ears, and Diane Abbott remains suspended after a letter from her about racism was published by a newspaper.

What can be said about that? Here’s a highly-pertinent response:

Yes: certain people who are well-known for this kind of behaviour have been stirring up anti-Abbott sentiment in the media:

One of the “usual celebs” was Lord John Mann, a former Labour MP who was ennobled by Boris Johnson, if I recall correctly, in order to become the Tory government’s advisor on anti-Semitism.

Mann is not a particularly good spokesman for the anti-Abbott brigade because he is ill-suited to standing up for travellers; he was interviewed by Nottinghamshire Police after complaints were received about a brochure he issued on anti-social behaviour that singled out the travelling community.

The police’s written response to the complainant referred to the brochure as a “hate incident”.

Remember also that Mann managed to rustle up a TV crew at very short notice to ambush Ken Livingstone on a BBC stairwell, after a radio interview with Vanessa Feltz discussing anti-Semitism claims against Labour MP Naz Shah, and berated him for being “A disgusting racist” for “re-writing history”, “a Nazi apologist”, “factually wrong” and a “calculated lie” put about by “conspiracy theorists”.

But it was Mann who was “factually wrong”: nothing Livingstone said in his Feltz interview was racist; he didn’t re-write history but merely quoted it; so he wasn’t being a Nazi apologist. It was factually accurate, so could not be a calculated lie, no matter who Mann said put it about.

On the other side of the Abbott argument, Martin Forde KC – the author of the now-infamous Forde Report that Keir Starmer commissioned but then ignored because it detailed a “heirarchy of racism” in the Labour Party that put anti-Semitism above racism against people of colour, Muslims or other minority groups (and we may include the Gypsy/Roma/Traveller community) – had previously “spoken out” in ways that confirmed what Ms Abbott was trying to say in her letter:

The article quoted Mr Forde as saying: “Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, isn’t taken as seriously as antisemitism. That’s the perception that came through.”

Of course, Labour’s choice to ignore Mr Forde makes what many consider to be a very clear statement:

So instead of Diane Abbott, it seems Labour leader Keir Starmer may be more accurately described as racist – especially as he ignored his undertaking to the Equality and Human Rights Commission that any allegation of racism/anti-Semitism would be handled by an independent process.

The EHRC has been contacted for action…

… but as far as This Writer is aware, that organisation has not responded.

Other examples of incidents that could be described as ingrained Labour Party racism abound.

For example:

They were on their way to a “kangaroo court” hearing of the case against Marc Wadsworth, who was accused of anti-Semitism when he criticised Ruth Smeeth for associating with a representative of the Tory-supporting Daily Telegraph. We have transcripts of what he said and none of it was anti-Semitic; he didn’t even know she was Jewish at the time.

That’s how Labour treats people of colour. And how does it treat Jewish party members? Here’s Diana Neslen:

That’s how Labour treats anti-Semitism claims against people on the left wing of the party, of course.

Here’s how it treats anti-Semitism claims against people on the right wing:

Put it all together and, once again, we see a clear indication that the Labour Party under Keir Starmer is itself a viciously racist organisation; it uses accusations of racism as a tool to remove people of colour and Jewish people from its membership lists.

But the tactic may backfire; too many people are realising what Labour has been doing.

What could this mean for the party, electorally?

I wonder how many would consider it.

Independent, left-wing MPs would vote with Labour on policies that would help the general population, but would oppose the Tory-oriented policies that Keir Starmer favours.

If enough were elected, they could provide a valuable brake on the kind of politics that has brought the UK to its current sorry state.

And out of the hatred and horror of Starmer’s Labour purges, it might wrest something good.

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1 thought on “Labour’s mistreatment of Diane Abbott shows who are the real racists in that party

  1. flttymartyn

    The sooner Starmer and his nest of self serving traitors are removed from the Parliamentary labour party the better!

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