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Tory representatives say voters should back Boris Johnson. Why is the BBC making such a fuss?

Let’s remind ourselves of Ian Austin’s record (this image is now several years old).

Two representatives of the Conservative government have called on voters to support the Tories, with the tired line that Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to be prime minister.

The BBC and other mainstream news sources have jumped on this, as the people concerned are both former Labour MPs.

But neither Ian Austin nor John Woodcock can be described as socialists.

Mr Austin is now the Conservative trade envoy to Israel, and John Woodcock is now the Conservatives’ special government envoy to tackle violent extremism.

Both were on the Blairite wing of the Labour Party.

Mr Austin left to sit as an Independent in February, over differences with Mr Corbyn. And the Labour whip was withdrawn from Mr Woodcock in April 2018, after allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.

These are the people the media are using to undermine Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.

It seems to This Writer that John McDonnell, challenged on the subject, was absolutely right to ask, “What else do you expect him to do?

“When you are employed by the Tories you speak on behalf of the Tories.”

What a relief.

If anybody of substantial integrity had been the mouthpieces, it might have meant something. This is just a distraction.

Source: General Election 2019: Voters should back Johnson – ex Labour MP – BBC News

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Labour’s Woodcock pilloried for showing support for Amber Rudd. Where’s HIS resignation?

John Woodcock: He was threatening to quit Labour a short while ago – now he might be leaving with the party’s collective boot up his backside.

John Woodcock is still – allegedly – a Labour MP. But he has been reported to the Parliamentary whips by his own constituency party, apparently over his opposition to party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of the Salisbury poisoning affair.

He has also earned harsh criticism for supporting fellow MP Ruth Smeeth in her unjustified persecution of anti-racism activist Marc Wadsworth with a fake claim of anti-Semitism which shockingly led to Mr Wadsworth being expelled from Labour by the party’s National Constitutional Committee.

Now this:

For the record: Labour has no common ground with any member of the Conservative government. Anybody making such a suggestion, even if they are an MP, is acting against the interests of the party. In effect, they are advocating support for political opponents, which is an expulsion offence.

Mr Woodcock’s ill-advised outburst has achieved exactly the response it deserved:

https://twitter.com/cutanddried/status/989978973936418816

All of these people make good points.

But Mr Woodcock remains a Labour MP.

Isn’t it time for the National Executive Committee and NCC to do their job and – if he won’t resign – expel him?


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John Woodcock’s local Labour Party joins Vox Political in complaining about his hate speech

John Woodcock: He was threatening to quit Labour a few days ago – now he might be leaving with the party’s collective boot up his backside.

It’s nice to see that Barrow in Furness Labour Party agrees with This Writer about the abhorrent opinions of MP John Woodcock.

Here‘s the BBC to explain: “Barrow-in-Furness Labour Party has written to the party’s ruling NEC to ask what it should do about comments by its MP John Woodcock.

“The local party is known to be unhappy with Mr Woodcock’s repeated attacks on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

“Mr Woodcock was one of a number of Labour MPs to attend a demonstration in Parliament Square calling on Mr Corbyn to do more to stamp out anti-Semitism in the party.

“He called the Labour leader’s subsequent decision to attend a dinner organised by a ‘radical’ Jewish group ‘irresponsible and dangerous’.”

It is, of course, the height of anti-Semitism to suggest that some Jews are less relevant as members of their ethnicity than others – that there are, in effect, ‘good’ Jews and ‘bad’ Jews – especially if the person making the claim isn’t Jewish himself. But that is what Mr Woodcock has done by complaining about the Seder that Jeremy Corbyn attended with the left-wing group Jewdas.

So I complained to the Labour Party about it.

I quoted Mr Woodcock’s appalling tweet:

And then I stated: “Mr Woodcock’s claim that the organisation Jewdas, with whom Jeremy Corbyn celebrated Seder, is the wrong kind of Jew is the most vile kind of anti-Semitism.

“He must be suspended from the party at once, with a view to expulsion.”

That complaint has been passed to the Labour Party Whips’ office. Hopefully the message from Barrow in Furness Labour will strengthen my own.

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