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Starmer’s shadow cabinet team wins approval from a raving Tory anti-Semite

Champagne socialist: Keir Starmer got himself elected on a raft of socialist promises, but they seem to be false pretences as he has promoted only Blairites and hard-right-wingers to his shadow cabinet.

Oh dear. Keir Starmer hasn’t put a foot right since he was elected Labour leader.

His latest move has been to finish appointing the members of his shadow cabinet – and it is almost entirely formed of Blairite right-wingers.

Labour socialists have been scandalised at the appointment of Wes Streeting, Jess Phillips and Stephen Kinnock to shadow ministerial roles.

More damning for Starmer, perhaps, is the support he has received at a time when he is trying to claim some credibility for fighting anti-Semitism. Consider this:

The comment itself is nonsense. Osborne knows that if Boris Johnson can weather the coronavirus crisis that he created for himself, the remainder of his five-year term will be plain sailing with a compliant right-winger pretending to lead the opposition.

Worse is the fact that Osborne commissioned, published and promoted one of the most grossly blatant pieces of anti-Semitism any of us have seen in recent years – referring to Ed Miliband’s return to the shadow cabinet:

People of good conscience have been repelled by Starmer’s choices, pointing to Osborne’s endorsement:

It seems many are cancelling their membership of Labour, adding to those who walked out after Starmer won his election last weekend:

On the subject of “no opposition” from Jeremy Corbyn, I find this most illuminating:

Some have advocated remaining in the Labour Party – because no new party could gain enough support to topple the Tories and it is better to stay and try to mitigate the damage being caused by Starmer.

This Writer can’t argue with that; I joined Labour in 2010 to help bring it back to genuine Labour values. I didn’t do too badly – until I got pushed out on a false claim of – guess what? – anti-Semitism, of course.

But it is clear that, until Starmer quits as leader – or is defeated in a leadership challenge – the Labour Party, as it should be, is dead.

Source: Starmer boosts Labour’s right with shadow ministerial jobs – LabourList

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Outcry as Starmer promotes anti-Semite supporter Rachel Reeves into Shadow Cabinet

What a charmer: Rachel Reeves hates people who don’t have a job – and loves a historic anti-Semite.

Keir Starmer seems to be sending mixed messages at the moment.

After practically prostituting himself to the witch-hunters of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Community Security Trust, Jewish Labour Movement and so on – who are keen to see him expel previous leader Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party, he has made Rachel Reeves Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Ms Reeves is currently infamous for praising Nancy Astor who, besides being the first female MP, was a notorious anti-Semite.

Previously, Ms Reeves was unpopular because she said Labour should be “tougher than the Tories” on people claiming social security benefits. How was she going to manage that – by lining them up against a wall and shooting them?

If this is the quality of Starmer’s ShadCab choices, he can take his new New Labour and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.

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Jews call JOHNSON to account over anti-Semitism

Boris Johnson: No matter how hard he scrubs, he can’t clean up his own record of racism and anti-Semitism.

The leader of a leading UK political party has been called to account over anti-Semitism by Jewish people.

No, it’s not Jeremy Corbyn. He has nothing to answer for.

Boris Johnson, on the other hand, is a full-blown anti-Semite of the lowest kind.

That’s according to the Jewish academics and campaigners who highlighted his shortcomings in a letter published by The Guardian.

It seems the Dirty Johnson has “invoked some of the oldest and most pernicious antisemitic stereotypes in a book he wrote when he was a Conservative shadow minister. He describes ‘Jewish oligarchs’ who run the media, and fiddle the figures to fix elections in their favour.

“He portrays a Jewish character, Sammy Katz, with a “proud nose and curly hair”, and paints him as a malevolent, stingy, snake-like Jewish businessman who exploits immigrant workers for profit.”

Not only that, but “Johnson has form when it comes to anti-Jewish hatred.

“As editor of the Spectator he chose to publish articles in which the notorious racist Taki Theodoracopulos boasted of being ‘an antisemite’, argued black people ‘have lower IQs than whites’ and praised Enoch Powell as a ‘great man’.

“Johnson defended Theodoracopulos, calling him a ‘distinguished columnist’. Even now Johnson continues to cosy up to Donald Trump, despite his rhetoric about Jewish disloyalty and support for neo-Nazis.

“Johnson’s contempt for minorities, women, LGBT+ and working-class people is well known, so it’s not surprising this extends to Jews.”

Source: Boris Johnson’s record of bigotry, antisemitism and far-right politics must not be forgotten | Letters | Politics | The Guardian

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Former Conservative PM Theresa May unveils statue to ‘rabid anti-Semite’ and Nazi supporter

Reverence: Former Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May unveils a statue to Nancy Astor – who was an anti-Semite.

“Our country and our democracy were changed for the better” when Nancy Astor was elected to Parliament, according to Theresa May after she unveiled a statue in her honour.

How surprising to see Mrs May giving such glowing praise to a staunch anti-Semite who supported the Nazis as a “solution” to “world problems” including Judaism as well as Communism.

For those who have trouble reading images, the text says: “Despite her anti-Catholicism, Nancy Astor was friends with US Ambassador to Britain Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Their correspondence is reportedly filled with anti-Semitic language. Edward J. Renehan, Jr. notes:

“As fiercely anti-Communist as they were anti-Semitic, Kennedy and Astor looked upon Adolf Hitler as a welcome solution to both of these “world problems” (Nancy’s phrase). … Kennedy replied that he expected the “Jew media” in the United States to become a problem, that “Jewish pundits in New York and Los Angeles” were already making noises contrived to “set a match to the fuse of the world”.

“Joseph Kennedy and the Jews”. History News Network. George Mason University. 2002″

Can you imagine the fuss if Jeremy Corbyn unveiled a statue to anyone with similarly abhorrent views?

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Right wing magazine that once called Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite now has this to say

Jeremy Corbyn is clearly not an enemy of the Jewish people.

This is a day of revelations. Make sure you show this to anyone accusing Jeremy Corbyn of anti-Semitism because someone else told them it was true.

The Spectator once listed Jeremy Corbyn as the UK’s number one anti-Semite (I was 20th on the list, and that wasn’t true either).

I wonder what Rachel “Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite and is unfit to hold any public office” Riley will have to say about this? (I won’t be able to see if she tweets about it because she has blocked me for some reason – see below.)

Here’s Geoffrey Alderman, Professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham:

The grounds for labelling him an anti-Semite simply do not exist.

The fact of the matter is that Corbyn has an impressive record of supporting Jewish communal initiatives. For instance he was recently supportive of Jewish efforts to facilitate the speedy issue of death certificates by the north London coroner.

In 2015 he took part in a ceremony in his Islington constituency to commemorate the founding of the North London Synagogue.

In 2010 he put his name to an Early Day Motion (tabled by Diane Abbott) calling on the UK government to facilitate the settlement of Yemeni Jews in Britain. Indeed I could fill this entire article with a list of philo-Semitic EDMs that Corbyn has signed since he was first elected as Labour MP for Islington North in 1983.

Source: Is Jeremy Corbyn really anti-Semitic? | Coffee House

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People are getting very angry over Caroline Johnson’s ‘Marxist anti-Semite’ comment

Tory MP Dr Caroline Johnson deliberately kicked over a can of worms when she stood up to criticise Theresa May for reaching out to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour for help with Brexit.

Joining a number of her fellow Tory backbenchers, she participated in a pile-on that seemed co-ordinated, owing to her description of Mr Corbyn as a “Marxist” – as used by resigning minister Nigel Adams, and echoed by others including Jacob Rees-Mogg and several other MPs, during Prime Minister’s Questions.

But it was her description of Mr Corbyn as an “anti-Semite” – in defiance of the facts – that earned her the enmity of the general public.

She said: “If it comes to the point when we have to balance the risk of a no-deal Brexit versus the risk of letting down the country and ushering in a Marxist, antisemite-led Government, what does she think at that point is the lowest risk?”

https://twitter.com/Think_Become/status/1113554074518081536

I’m sure it’s perfectly possible for some people to balance Marxism with anti-Semitism – there are strange people in the world, after all.

But we know that Jeremy Corbyn isn’t anti-Semitic because so many efforts to pin that accusation on him have failed.

That’s the reason so many people have been incensed by the claim.


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Was the man who posted lies on Chris Williamson’s office really a TORY COUNCILLOR?

This is what happens when people start believing wild talk rather than examining the facts for themselves.

It seems somone named Thomas Pearson decided to take advantage of the nonsense being spoken about Labour MP Chris Williamson, and defaced his office with graffiti claiming Mr Williamson was an anti-Semite:

You’ll notice not one word of what he wrote is accurate.

Worse still, it seems Mr Pearson is a Conservative councillor in Derbyshire:

Police are investigating, it seems:

And Conservative Party leader (and prime minister) Theresa May has been asked to comment on this:

What action do you think she’ll have taken?

The same action she took over Tory paedophilia, perhaps.


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Tory tittle-tattler Perry LIBELS Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite on national TV

Claire Perry: Even in the Commons, it seems she’s a loudmouth.

I hope he sues her out of every single possession she has.

Tory blowhard Claire Perry – who has amazingly managed to con the people of Devizes into making her their MP – appeared on the BBC’s Question Time yesterday evening (November 15) and said the following:

Jeremy Corbyn is not an anti-Semite.

But Ms Perry probably thought it was worth making the claim because Labour’s chief organising committees don’t need any evidence to find members guilty of anti-Semitism.

His party’s ruling National Executive Committee (of which, yes, he is a member) isn’t above falsely accusing innocent members of anti-Semitism, purely to score points with one or two members of the general public who make false claims, purely (in turn) in order to make Labour’s NEC do exactly as I’ve just described.

And his party’s National Constitutional Committee, which runs the disciplinary hearings at which these cases are heard, isn’t above ignoring the facts of these cases to find these false accusations true.

So Labour certainly has a perception problem when it comes to anti-Semitism. Both those organisations would rather trash the good names of innocent members than risk their party being slagged off as racist by a few liars.

Yet Claire Perry still called Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite.

And the NEC and NCC have brought themselves into disrepute with their false accusations and perversions of justice.

And the fact that they have done this means they have jeopardised any credibility a future Labour government might have as being able to deal with facts rather than fantasy.

So I’d like to ask the members of those organisations who came up with the boneheadedly imbecilic idea of pandering to a bunch of liars…

How’s that working out for you?

Afterthought: More shocking than Ms Perry’s libel is the fact that the BBC allowed it to be broadcast. As I understand it,Question Time isn’t recorded live – precisely in order to prevent legally-questionable material being broadcast, because every fresh publication of a libel is a new libel. In broadcasting her outburst, the BBC has made itself liable for legal action as well.

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‘British Jews’ documentary triggers death of a cherished anti-Corbyn LIE

All smiles for the camera: The participants in the BBC documentary We Are British Jews.

It seems it was too much to ask that We Are British Jews could be a balanced documentary, but at least it has helped kill the vicious lie that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a friend of terrorists.

The BBC promised us that the programme broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm (BST) yesterday (September 4) would document the genuine life experiences, attitudes and reactions of eight Jewish citizens of the UK at this time.

To This Writer’s jaundiced eye and ear, it seemed dangerously one-sided – against Mr Corbyn and the Labour Party, at a time when it is fighting off a manufactured “anti-Semitism” crisis.

You see, during the documentary, someone raised the claim that the Labour leader was a friend of people in the terrorist organisations Hamas and Hezbollah.

I was live-tweeting on Twitter at the time, so I broadcast the fact that the claim wasn’t true – and bedlam ensued.

I had to clarify this, as I had intended to say that it was a myth that these people were his friends. He was using diplomatic – some say Parliamentary – language, and rightly so – you don’t get what you want from somebody by insulting them, after all.

You can draw your own conclusions about the people who responded from their words:

Important point, there: The claim was that Mr Corbyn only spoke with terrorists from Hamas and Hezbollah but the fact was that he had spoken with the Israelis as well.

Did this revelation lead to more rational discussion? No.

This one shows the attitude of these people – even when a claim has been disproved, they keep pushing it. Because if you repeat a lie often enough, people start believing it again?

How about this?

He didn’t need to be in government to get peace. All he needed to do was try to bring people together.

https://twitter.com/stevencarrwork/status/1037091678102933504

https://twitter.com/Cotswold/status/1037103746269028352

Isn’t this a false equivalence? Mr Corbyn applauded the Good Friday Agreement which he supported to the hilt. But it is will known that he disagreed with Tony Blair on a huge number of issues over the nine years of Blair government that followed, so it is no wonder he did not share a platform with that gentleman in 2016. These issues are different.

And by the way (apologies for the profanity in this one):

https://twitter.com/HarryIsHome/status/1037102433254748160

Let’s get back to the abuse:

https://twitter.com/Cotswold/status/1037103746269028352

Oh really?

So it turns out that one peace negotiated by Mr Corbyn, “like the Good Friday Agreement”, was the Good Friday Agreement.

Mr Corbyn acted as a go-between – exactly as I had suggested – on behalf of the Labour government of the time, and sorted out details that made the Northern Irish peace process possible.

He did it by visiting just one side of the conflict – and you can be sure he used diplomatic language.

And I would not have been able to bring this to you without the help of all the haters whose words appear above – and many more who didn’t make the edit.

The conclusion is clear:

Jeremy Corbyn is not a friend of terrorism. He is a friend of peace. Ask yourself why anybody would want to deny that and you’ll be able to think of your own name for his critics.

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Press regulator rules Jewish Chronicle WRONG to have called Vox Political writer ‘Holocaust denier’

What was it the Jewish Chronicle was saying about the Labour Party being an “existential threat” to Jewish people?

From a purely objective viewpoint (of course), it seems clear that the main threat to Jewish people is coming from rags like the Chronicle, making false claims about perfectly decent people like me.

It stirs up distrust in the community, you see.

And people like Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard should not be allowed to get away with it. This is why I am raising funds to take those who have libelled me to court, so a financial penalty can be imposed on them that is of equal weight to the damage they have caused. Regular readers of This Site will be aware of the existence of my JustGiving page, and I apologise for having to keep mentioning it, but if you have contributed already, please consider making a further donation, or ask a friend to do so.

The Jewish Chronicle had accused me of Holocaust denial, following up on an article in another newspaper (on which judgement is pending). I took the matter to the Independent Press Standards Organisation, which announced a ruling. This happened two weeks ago, but I had to wait for the all-clear to mention the fact. Here it is:

The complainant said that it was inaccurate for the article to say that he had said he “could not
comment” on whether thousands or millions of Jews died in the Holocaust because he ‘didn’t
know’. A commenter on the website had been listing incidents of anti-Semitism on the Left, and
had referred to a leaflet which he said omitted Jews from a list of Holocaust survivors, and put
the number of deaths from the Holocaust at thousands, rather than millions. In response to a
comment about the leaflet, the complainant had said “I’m not going to comment on ‘thousands’
instead of ‘millions’ because I don’t know, but the Nazi holocaust involved many other groups
as well as Jews, and it seems likely that the SWP was simply being ‘politically correct’”. He said
he was referring to not knowing why the leaflet made this claim, rather than to not knowing the
number of Jews who died.

The publication denied that the article was inaccurate. In respect of the ‘thousands or millions’
claim, its interpretation of the comments thread was plausible, and there was no significantly
inaccuracy.

The complainant had not expressly said that he “could not comment on whether thousands or
millions of Jews died in the Holocaust”. There was no reference in the discussion surrounding the
leaflet to “whether thousands or millions of Jews died in the Holocaust”, because the leaflet had
explicitly not referred to Jews among the victims of the Holocaust. The publication was entitled to
give its own interpretation of what the complainant had meant by his comments. However, the
article did not make clear that it was reporting the publication’s interpretation of the
complainant’s comments. This represented a failure to take care, in breach of Clause 1(i). The
article gave the impression that the complainant had said something which he had not, on a
subject liable to cause widespread offence.

As with MailOnline previously, IPSO has let me down as far as punishment is concerned.

The Jewish Chronicle gets off with a light slap on the wrist: “Having upheld the complaint… the Committee considered what remedial action should be required. The publication had offered a clarification which set out the complainant’s position in relation to the number of Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and on the meaning of his comments. This clarification made the complainant’s position clear, and addressed the article’s misleading presentation of his comments. This was sufficient to meet the terms… and should now be published.”

A full clarification, admitting that the paper had misled readers and apologising to me, would have been more appropriate.

And there are other outstanding matters that will now require a court ruling – which is why I am appealing for funds.

But for now, the score stands thus: Vox Political – TWO        Libellous newspapers – NIL.

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