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Bake Off judge quits Tories over food standards. She was fine with all the other horrific policies

The media – in this case, the Mail – want to draw your attention to the fact that Bake Off judge Prue Leith has ended her membership of the Conservatives over a policy that her Tory MP son supports.

Isn’t it more revealing that she was only upset by the policy that directly affected her?

The Tories could do anything to other people and she didn’t mind at all.

Austerity has killed many thousands – Leith was quite happy about that.

Homelessness and hate crime did not stir her from her work.

She didn’t even bat an eyelid when her son voted to starve English children who have been forced into food poverty by the Conservative Party’s policies.

But the possible arrival of diseased foodstuffs from the United States has outraged her enough to quit her party membership.

I don’t know…

Does she really think the population of the UK need to be protected from low-quality foods, after thinking they didn’t deserve protection from Tory-led austerity, hate and starvation?

Or is it a pose she thinks she has to take as a media personality on a food-related TV show?

Here’s the relevant part of the story:

Prue Leith has quit the Conservative Party after the Government blocked an attempt to enshrine high food standards in law.

A Conservative source told The Mail on Sunday Ms Leith has … cancelled her party membership after growing unhappy with the Government’s stance.

Ms Leith’s son Danny Kruger, the Tory MP for Devizes in Wiltshire, voted with the Government on the Agriculture Bill, defeating an amendment that would have protected British farmers.

And here’s the public reaction:

Yes indeed.

I have never watched Bake Off.

Considering the fact that it has employed a person like Leith, I can honestly say:

I won’t be watching Bake Off in the future, either. Who knows what other abhorrent views are held by the people working on it?

Source: Prue Leith quits Conservative Party in protest at Government’s stance over foods standards | Daily Mail Online

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Vox Political is going to court!

IMPORTANT: I’ve just had a communication from the court about social distancing which means very few people will be allowed in the courtroom! It might not be worth going in that case. This is very frustrating as I think justice must be seen to be done.

If you really want to attend, by all means come. Just be prepared for some difficulty when you get there. I would hope that if the courtroom isn’t big enough, they’ll have to find another way to accommodate you.

Here’s the story:

There won’t be any new stories on Vox Political for the next couple of days as This Writer will be concentrating on preparing for my court case in Bristol on Friday (October 2).

I’m suing the Labour Party for breaching its contract with me by concocting a lot of nonsense claims that I published anti-Semitic articles on This Site.

If I win, I will have proved that the allegations against me were false and that the Labour Party broke its own rules in order to find an excuse to expel me.

This will have a major impact on the debate over anti-Semitism in the Labour Party – and allegations of anti-Semitism by party members.

If I lose, then Labour can be satisfied that the law says it followed its procedures properly in order to make that false finding against me.

I don’t intend to lose.

All being well, I’ll post the result at some time after the hearing ends on Friday.

If you want to come to the hearing, it’s at Bristol Civil Justice Centre, 2 Redcliff Street, Bristol, starting at 10am on Friday (October 2).

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Is this a call to battle for the soul of the Labour Party?

Labour: Tom Williams presents a strong argument that Keir Starmer is trying to destroy everything the party stands for, from the top down.

Tom Williams on Twitter presents an eloquent argument so I make no apologies for reproducing it in full:

Well, Vox Political isn’t legacy media but This Site is coming up on its 10th anniversary – it’s well-established – so I’m happy to do my bit.

The argument is very straightforward:

Keir Starmer became Labour leader under false pretences and is doing everything he can to end democracy in the party.

If you are a party member, then you need to do something about this.

You should start by disputing the validity of the email from the new general secretary. Nobody voted to support this unilateral activity by the party leadership so it has no authority according to party rules.

NOTE: This ties in closely to This Site’s recent article about the class war that Boris Johnson is waging against the majority of the UK’s population. With Keir Starmer running Labour, the Opposition party will offer no opposition to it at all. I strongly urge you to read the earlier article and act on it if you can.

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Why is the Tory government giving Covid-19 support cash to a firm that sells sex parties?

Silly question! I hear you cry. Boris Johnson has a reputation to support and this is right up his proverbial alley!

But is it really a good use of public money?

The Tories have decided to match-fund a crowdfunding project by Killing Kittens, a sex party firm that is making a transition from being an events-based company to a “sex tech” company that runs some events.

It has raised £170,000 and the Tories will double that up to £340,000 from its Future Fund scheme, which is meant to support technology start-ups through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Call me po-faced if you like but I’m not convinced that this is the sort of firm that is meant to benefit from the fund.

It means the money will not be available for firms that do deserve it.

Oh, but wait! The money is apparently a loan. If Killing Kittens doesn’t pay it back, then you and I will own a 1.47 per cent equity stake in a company that organises orgies.

Part of me is extremely uncomfortable about that – and part is curious to find out if we’ll be paid dividends “in kind”.

Source: Sex party start-up Killing Kittens accesses Future Fund via Seedrs

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MPs launch inquiry into Tory government handling of Covid-19 crisis

On the same day families of those who died (needlessly?) of Covid-19 told Boris Johnson he could not hide from them, MPs said they were starting to take evidence in their own Coronavirus inquiry.

I would be leaping to sing their praises, but – unlike the Graun – I’m not convinced an inquiry by MPs is entirely independent, and I’ll be keen to find out if anybody offering evidence is turned away.

Johnson is under pressure to order an independent inquiry after 153,000 people signed an online petition.

Obviously these are people with reason to believe the Tory response fell short of the mark (as we all should, in This Writer’s opinion).

Organisers’ complaints can be read in this Metro article, and I would certainly hope that some of them will be asked to submit evidence to the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Coronavirus.

Families of those who have died will be able to give submissions in writing, via video call, or in person – if they are invited.

It isn’t a judge-led inquiry and its findings won’t have the weight of one; it’s clear from the comments in the Guardian article that some of the APPG members have already made up their minds.

But it’s a start.

Frontline workers and relatives of people who have died are invited to visit the March for Change website where they may make submissions via a dedicated portal, anonymously if they wish.

Professionals and trade bodies can submit evidence via email.

I reckon it’s worth a shot.

Source: Cross-party group of MPs to lead first UK coronavirus inquiry | Politics | The Guardian

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Tory MP’s wife breaks lockdown for birthday party

Super spreaders: it seems Tories think it’s fine to spread the risk of catching Covid-19. Perhaps we should just let them get on with it?

More Tories are being shown up as believing that the Covid-19 lockdown only applies to the rest of us and not to them.

Rob Roberts, Tory MP for Delyn, turns out to be a rotten decision-maker, it seems.

Earlier this week, he spoke up in support of Dominic Cummings after Boris Johnson’s chief advisor admitted breaking the lockdown for no good reason and breaking the law by driving while in no condition to do so.

Now, as a gay man, he may be regretting getting married (to a woman) after she decided to break lockdown rules to hold a 40th birthday party in their Mold house.

One can only sympathise for the people in his North Wales constituency, who have to put up with another four and a half years of being represented by this goon.

As for these Tories: an unsympathetic person might suggest that we let them carry on, and if they catch Covid-19 that’s just too bad. But they would only burden our NHS, making themselves even more trouble than they are worth.

Police broke up an illegal lockdown bank holiday Monday birthday party at the house of a Tory MP.

Two people who were visiting the house of Rob Roberts, MP for Delyn in North Wales, were asked to leave.

There were balloons and banners outside the house marking a 40th birthday.

It is understood that Mr Roberts’ wife Alexandra turned 40 on Monday.

There has been no lifting of the lockdown rules in Wales where – as in England – you are not allowed to visit other households.

A spokesperson for Mr Roberts said: “Rob Roberts was not present at the time.

“His family have been reminded of the guidelines set out by the government.”

Source: Police break up illegal lockdown birthday party at Tory MP’s house – Mirror Online

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Who is the worst threat to Labour over the leaked report on right-wing factionalism?

For the many: it seems Labour’s apparent failure to live up to its slogan could do more damage to the party than a few defamation/data protection claims.

How surprising to see The Guardian reporting on a financial threat to Labour after a report was leaked alleging misconduct by party officers that meant the party lost the 2017 general election!

Instead of stating that rank-and-file party members were getting together to demand their subscriptions – that they could argue were taken under false pretences as party officers were working against winning the election…

I found that the people accused of the misconduct are planning to sue the party for defamation and data protection offences.

On one hand I am encouraged by this. I have taken Labour to court over data protection offences after (false) information about me was leaked to the national press by a party officer.

The fact that others are considering the same suggests that I was well within my rights to accuse the party (because, as data controller, it has ultimate responsibility for leaks).

On the other, it is doubtful that any defamation claims should be allowed to go anywhere – at least, not yet.

The information about party members in the report is taken from emails and WhatsApp messages that were placed in the hands of party investigators legitimately and it would be premature for anybody to launch lawsuits on the basis of it, until evidence is brought forward that disproves it.

Also, consider the words of the lawyer concerned, Mark Lewis. He said: “For four years, people in Labour have said there is no antisemitism in the party, it’s just a smear. Now they say that of course there was antisemitism, ‘but it just wasn’t us’. They have not noticed the absurdity of their change of position.”

Nobody in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership said there was no anti-Semitism in the party. I haven’t said that. None of the other higher-profile members who were accused has made that suggestion (to my knowledge).

So who, exactly made that claim? I notice that Mr Lewis did not elaborate on its origin and that is another reason to doubt the usefulness of these threatened lawsuits.

Are they just an attempt to bully the current Labour leadership? Why would anybody expect that to work?

On the other hand, going back to the wider party membership, it seems far more likely that action brought by rank-and-file members would succeed in restoring their subscription money to them.

If enough people do this, then it could put Labour in serious financial difficulty.

And it is entirely possible that the party would deserve to be put in that predicament – if the allegations in the report turn out to be accurate.

Source: Labour party faces financial peril over leaked report | Politics | The Guardian

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Labour’s leader candidates seem determined to destroy their own party. Here’s how it works

Labour: why are those at the top consciously colluding on activities that are undermining the party?


Here’s a man with a very strong grip on current events at the top of the Labour Party.

This Site recently published a story about Simon Maginn calling on the Charity Commission to investigate examples of interference in politics by the Board of Deputies of British Jews – in what seem to be clear attempts to prevent the Labour Party from being elected to form a government.

He had already posted a 15-tweet thread on Twitter, detailing ways in which Labour’s leaders were themselves sabotaging the party by kowtowing to the desires of the Board of Deputies and like-minded anti-Labour groups.

But after This Writer’s recent run-in with people claiming to be acting against transphobia, it seems the steps work very well in relation to that, too.

See for yourself:

Note the part stating that no attempt will be made to resolve the issue. That’s how you know that the plan is simply to disrupt the Labour Party.

And pay close attention to the participants.

Now watch the news and see if Mr Maginn – and/or This Writer – is right.

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General Election 2019: Beware of ‘tactical voting’ websites that are really party propagandists

A timely warning from Another Angry Voice.

As we go into general election campaigning, this is vital information from Another Angry Voice:

Since the announcement of the December General Election there has already been a proliferation of different tactical voting websites, but you have to be extremely careful with them.

One of the major problems is that some of them, especially the supposedly Remain-focused “Best For Britain” Get Voting site, are clearly hyper-partisan party political propaganda outfits disguising themselves as ‘useful advice’.

In several marginal Tory/Labour constituencies this dreadfully partisan site is advising people to vote for the Lib-Dems, despite the fact they got less than 5% of the vote last time around.

This outrageous Get Voting site is recommending the Lib-Dems in a whopping 99 seats where they trailed the incumbent by over 25,000 at the last election!

To put this absolute insanity in perspective the biggest swing of the 2017 was a swing of just over 15,000 in Gordon, north East Scotland.

What this “Best For Britain” Lib-Dem front operation is advocating is trying to achieve 99 record-breaking mega swings simultaneously.

After years of contemptuously dismissing Leave voters as total idiots who believe in unicorns, these Lib-Dem Remain Ultras are actively advising people to waste away their votes on an absolutely ludicrous unicorn hunt!

The site mentioned above is only one of several; until you know otherwise, I think you should consider all of them to be suspicious.

The best advice This Writer can give is to use your own intelligence.

Source: Beware of dodgy tactical voting sites

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Good riddance to Louise Ellman and her lies about Corbyn and anti-Semitism

Louise Ellman: Another viper removed from Labour’s metaphorical busom.

Former Labour MP Louise Ellman has quit the party ahead of a ‘trigger’ vote on whether she should remain the party’s candidate in the Liverpool Riverside constituency.

It seems clear that she knew she couldn’t win. Why?

Perhaps it is because people in her Constituency Labour Party (CLP) are sick of her constant lies about leader Jeremy Corbyn being an anti-Semite (he isn’t) and her false allegations about localised anti-Semitism.

An example of the latter was raised in the roundly-debunked Panorama documentary Is Labour Antisemitic?, broadcast in July.

Ben Westerman, who was the only Jewish member of Labour’s disputes team at the time (and is a member of the anti-Corbyn Jewish Labour Movement), was sent to Riverside to investigate allegations of anti-Semitism by members, and related a story that was immediately denounced as a lie by local party members. He related an account of an interview with a constituent that ended with that person asking where he was from: “Are you from Israel?” He said he assumed that this person was implying that he was “in cahoots” with the Israeli government.

There are recordings of the interviews he conducted. That particular interviewee (who was also Jewish) did not ask if Mr Westerman was from Israel, but in fact inquired as to which Labour Party branch he belonged.

Ms Ellman herself is vice-president of the Jewish Leadership Council and chair of Labour Friends of Israel (since August; she was previously its vice-chair under Joan Ryan – herself long-since exposed as a liar about Labour anti-Semitism). Both organisations have an anti-Corbyn stance, based on accusations of anti-Semitism.

She was proved a liar when she attacked Mr Corbyn for having attended a meeting in 2010 when Holocaust survivor Hajo Meyer was a speaker. The claim was that Mr Meyer – a Holocaust survivor who was at Auschwitz, remember – was an anti-Semite because he criticised the behaviour of the current Israeli government in no uncertain terms.

Ms Ellman said she had been “appalled” to find out about the event. In fact, it was revealed, she attended it herself and was present during the whole of Mr Meyer’s speech, which was heckled shamelessly by a small but loud group of Zionists. It seems she sat quiet and unmoved throughout this incident and only spoke up about it when she saw a chance to damage Mr Corbyn’s reputation with a false claim.

The ‘trigger’ vote, on whether she would need to seek her constituency’s backing to continue as its Labour candidate, was set to happen in a few days. In light of this, a vote of “no confidence” in her was taken off the table.

Ms Ellman had previously refused to tell a CLP meeting whether she would support a Corbyn government. Her resignation seems an acceptance that her lies have caught up with her and she would not have survived a ‘trigger’ vote and the selection procedure that would have followed.

But she was not above piling more shame on herself. In her letter of resignation, she finally admitted that she would not support a Corbyn-led government, and launched an evidence-less stream of accusations against the Labour leader:

“Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, antisemitism has become mainstream in the Labour Party,” she continued.

“Jewish members have been bullied, abused and driven out.

“Antisemites have felt comfortable and vile conspiracy theories have been propagated. A party that permits anti-Jewish racism to flourish cannot be called anti-racist.”

And she stated that Mr Corbyn had spent decades “consorting with, and never confronting, antisemitism, Holocaust deniers and terrorist”.

In fact, anti-Semitism within the Labour Party is at a low point. Innocent members who have criticised the Israeli government – not Jewish – persecution of Palestinians, or supported those who were falsely accused, have been bullied, abused and driven out. I write from experience of such abuse.

It is people who support Israeli government racism against Palestinians who have been given space within the Labour Party, and it is they who have propogated any conspiracy theories – usually to counter genuine evidence against the Israeli government.

Mr Corbyn himself has been cleared of the accusations Ms Ellman levelled against him, many times.

And local views are summed up in this video:

Ms Ellman is a liar with an agenda. This Writer is glad to see the back of her. Now perhaps Liverpool Riverside can get a decent representative.

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