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Neil Coyle is back in Labour. Is the party trying to attract the racist vote?

Neil Coyle: a right-wing MP, back in Starmer’s right-wing Labour Party.

Remember the far-right-wing Labour MP Neil Coyle?

The Labour whip was suspended from him – after a week’s delay, mind – when two claims of unacceptable behaviour, including racism, were made against him.

British-Chinese journalist Henry Dyer had reported Sinophobic (anti-Chinese) remarks by Coyle to Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle after a meeting in the Strangers’ Bar on the Parliamentary estate on the evening of February 1, 2022.

Mr Dyer claimed he had also witnessed Coyle “angrily shouting at a Labour staffer” in the bar the previous evening.

It was understood that after the Speaker became aware of Mr Dyer’s allegations, he convened a meeting with the Serjeant at Arms who ordered that Coyle should be suspended from bars in the Commons for six months. Authorities in the House of Lords were believed to have taken similar action.

Labour’s chief whip, Alan Campbell, suspended Coyle from membership of the Parliamentary Labour Party while an investigation took place – which was odd, because the party had been sitting on allegations of anti-Semitism against Coyle for six months by then.

Coyle released a statement apologising for his comments (so he admitted making them). He said he had apologised to all those involved and would be co-operating fully with the inquiry.

And now it is over. The result?

In fact, Heather Mendick was a little late:

Wiser heads than those at the top of the Labour Party are comparing the treatment of Coyle – now widely considered to be a “racist drunk” – with that of Jeremy Corbyn.

When the flimsiest of anti-Semitism allegations were raised against the former Labour leader, his party membership was immediately suspended.

Coyle had called for all members of Jewish Voice for Labour to be expelled from the party, claiming they were “outright Communists”.

Apparently, accusing Jews of Communism is a longstanding anti-Semitic smear. It is often paired with the phrase ‘Judaeo-Bolshevism’ or the far-right crypto-version ‘cultural Marxism’.

This may therefore be seen as a much stronger accusation of anti-Semitism than Jeremy Corbyn’s accurate assertion that claims of anti-Semitism against the Labour Party during his time as leader had been “overstated”.

So the right-wing anti-Semite is restored to the Labour Party but the socialist who has spent his life campaigning for peace between all races remains an outcast.

And Labour has persecuted and expelled more Jews under Keir Starmer’s leadership than under all previous leaders put together.

It seems an odd electoral strategy – odder even than the Tory plan to push away those pensioners who must be among the only people who haven’t inherited riches or received them as corporate executives or shareholders.

It seems Labour is rejecting everybody else in favour of racists. This Writer would not have expected there to be enough racists in the UK to elect a government but time will tell.


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Suspended Labour right-winger campaigns as if nothing has happened

Neil Coyle: he’s breaking Labour Party rules to get around his suspension as a Labour MP.

There’s something rotten in Keir Starmer’s Labour Party if this kind of rule-flouting is being allowed.

Here’s Skwawkbox:

In February, Neil Coyle was suspended from the Labour party after making a racist comment to a British-Chinese journalist. Under the party’s rules, while suspended he no longer holds the party ‘whip’ and is no longer a Labour MP – and is not permitted to use the party’s logo, attend ‘CLP’ meetings or stand for election as a party representative in any election.

Nonetheless, Coyle was revealed last week to be texting Labour members to ask them to support his reselection as a Labour candidate at the next general election, but the Labour right is going much further than that – allowing him to campaign with them and helping him deliver his own leaflets along with Labour-branded literature, essentially presenting him as a Labour MP despite his suspension.

With the typical arrogant impunity of the Labour right, Coyle tweeted a picture of himself out campaigning with Labour members, saying what a ‘good…delivery session on the doors’ it had been.

This person should not be campaigning with other Labour members, using material featuring the Labour logo or – in any way – seeking reselection as a Labour candidate, especially if he is using Labour data to do so.

The evidence is available for anybody to see (click the link to Skwawkbox below for more) and the Labour leadership should take appropriate action against Coyle immediately.

Source: Coyle, suspended for racist comment, out campaigning with Labour volunteers handing out his leaflets – SKWAWKBOX

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Karma for Coyle: Labour suspends the whip after allegedly racist remarks

Caught: Neil Coyle has admitted making racist remarks.

Keir Starmer may have spent months delaying any investigation of anti-Semitism by Neil Coyle but he has acted faster over a second allegation of racism against the far-right Labour MP.

It only took Starmer’s party a week to suspend its whip from Coyle after two claims were made about him.

British-Chinese journalist Henry Dyer has reported Sinophobic remarks by Coyle to Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle after a meeting in the Strangers’ Bar on the Parliamentary estate on the evening of February 1.

Mr Dyer claimed he had also witnessed Coyle “angrily shouting at a Labour staffer” in the bar the previous evening.

It is understood that after the Speaker became aware of Mr Dyer’s allegations, he convened a meeting with the Serjeant at Arms who ordered that Coyle should be suspended from bars in the Commons for six months. Authorities in the House of Lords are believed to have taken similar action.

Labour has said that the party’s chief whip, Alan Campbell, has suspended Coyle from membership of the Parliamentary Labour Party, pending an investigation.

Coyle has released a statement apologising for his comments (so he has admitted making them). He said he had apologised to all those involved and would be co-operating fully with the inquiry.

It is good that Starmer has acted at last over his out-of-control right-winger.

But it is strange that it took a week for his party to suspend the whip and start an investigation; contrast it with his immediate suspension of the whip from Jeremy Corbyn on the basis of a false interpretation of that MP’s words about anti-Semitism.

And Coyle is the subject of anti-Semitism claims on which Labour has been sitting for more than six months.

So karma has struck; if Coyle got away with anti-Semitism, he has still been caught for racism.

But the incident highlights prejudice in Starmer’s Labour – unless they fall foul of outside authorities, his right-wing supporters enjoy privileged exemption from the rules.

Source: Labour MP Neil Coyle has party whip suspended following alleged racist remarks

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No rule for them: #NeilCoyle avoids #antisemitism inquiry – because he’s #KeirStarmer’s crony?

Neil Coyle: why is Keir Starmer’s Labour bureaucracy protecting him from an anti-Semitism complaint? Isn’t the party supposed to be tough on Jew-haters nowadays?

Far-right Labour MP Neil Coyle is (apparently) not being investigated for anti-Semitism – despite complaints from prominent Jewish members of the community.

The complaint arises from a tweet Coyle posted about the main organisation of left-wing Jews in the party, Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL).

The Bermondsey and Old Southwark MP said JVL members were “outright Communists who have their own political party/ies they can ruin”.

Accusing Jews of Communism is a long-standing anti-Semitic trope, often paired with the phrase ‘Judaeo-Bolshevism’ or the far-right crypto-version ‘cultural Marxism’.

Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC, Oxford Professor Avi Shlaim and solicitor Harold Immanuel – all Jews – wrote to Labour leader Keir Starmer.

Their complaint, sent in July last year, accused Coyle of ‘outrageous hate speech’ and said it was a clear breach of Labour rules against comments that ‘might reasonably be seen to demonstrate hostility or prejudice based on race, religion or belief’ meriting the ‘severest censure’: Expulsion from the Labour Party.

The only response was auto-acknowledgement and a promise that, if they were victims, investigators would maintain contact as the case progressed.

A request for an update in October was greeted merely with auto-acknowledgement.

Meanwhile Skwawkbox, reporting on the complaint, has demonstrated the apparent double-standard being operated by Labour:

Labour has or is conducting at least 46 investigations against left-wing Jews accused of antisemitism by the right for their defence of Palestinians and their comments on the conduct of Israel. It does not appear to be conducting even one against Neil Coyle – and according to the three complainants, Keir Starmer has completely ignored a request to do so, even though it came from one of the country’s leading lawyers whom he knows personally.

Labour’s activities against left-wing Jewish members are accelerating. While last year a JVL committee member was a staggering 224 times more likely to be targeted for investigation than a non-Jewish member, the latest data show that this has risen to almost 300 times.

This episode demonstrates that Starmer seems to share Boris Johnson’s apparent belief that rules for the general public (or, in this case, Labour Party members) don’t apply to him or his cronies.

It seems clear that he thinks it’s one rule for JVL members – and no rules at all for Neil Coyle.

Source: Exclusive: Starmer ignored antisemitism complaints vs Coyle by prominent Jews incl knighted barrister and professor – SKWAWKBOX

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Labour receives anti-Semitism complaint against hard-right MP Neil Coyle

Neil Coyle: right-wing anti-Semite.

How much hypocrisy will we see from Labour as the party tries to squirm out of this one?

After he published a tweet demanding that the left-wing organisation Jewish Voice for Labour should be proscribed by the Labour Party – its members expelled from party membership – the Labour Party has received a complaint of anti-Semitism against Neil Coyle MP.

Here’s his tweet:

The message clearly displays anti-Jewish hatred. He provides no evidence to support his claim that JVL’s members are Communists or that they have other parties they can “ruin” (because there isn’t any). He was just bashing the Jews.

The complaint states: “To request that people be expelled from the Labour Party for being members of Jewish Voice for Labour is blatantly antisemitic.”

It also refers to Labour’s case against This Writer – me, demonstrating that Coyle can’t get out of the accusation by saying he did not intend his tweet to be considered anti-Semitic – or even if he managed to prove that there is no anti-Semitism in his tweet (which would be a long stretch).

“As a precedent has been previously set by Labour Party investigations such as Labour Party vs Mike Sivier, where the statements ‘Whether your comments are anti-Semitic is neither here nor there’ and ‘This is about perception… It’s about how this is perceived by the Jewish community’ were made,” the complaint states, “there is absolutely no defence for Mr Coyle to claim that he didn’t mean his statement to be antisemitic. [I’ve added in the appropriate link.]

“The important point here, as Labour Party investigators have ruled, is the perception of his statement, and there is absolutely no doubt that his statement can be perceived as antisemitic.”

I should stress at this point that I have not made this complaint. I merely know about it because I am mentioned in it.

So how will Keir Starmer’s racist, anti-Semitic party wheedle its way out of this one and protect its swivel-eyed right-wing (fascist?) racist anti-Semite of a Parliamentarian?

I reckon they’ll dismiss the complaint because it doesn’t suggest overtly that Coyle has brought the Labour Party into disrepute – even though it is obvious to anybody with a brain that this is exactly what he has done.

His tweet not only shows demonstrable anti-Semitism but drags the Labour Party administration down with him because it implies that the plan to proscribe organisations, simply because (let’s face it) the current leaders don’t like them, is also anti-Semitic.

And it is – I’m sure there are plenty of Jews in Labour Against the Witchhunt, to name just one of the organisations suffering a blanket ban from Tuesday (July 20).

Worst of all, for Jewish party members and UK-based Jews in general, is the fact that victimisation of them is just the excuse that Starmer and his ugly cronies are using to divest the once-socialist, formerly-great party of anybody whose political views are to the left of Mussolini’s.

Keep an eye on this one. Starmer is likely to embarrass himself brutally – and the wounds will all be self-inflicted.

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