Bad news for a Labour Party desperate to avoid any more large legal bills: Pamela Fitzpatrick is suing.
In respect of the Labour Party threat to auto exclude me from the party for giving an interview in 2020 to Socialist Appeal. I have now instructed Solicitors who have today written to the Labour party to put them on notice of potential legal proceedings.
— Pamela Fitzpatrick (@PamelaFitzNWC) August 27, 2021
You can understand her reasons. I mean, the hypocrisy of Keir Starmer is overwhelming.
What kind of party is he leading, where being interviewed by a left-wing magazine that was not blamed for anything at the time is worse than being the editor of a far-left magazine that would certainly be proscribed by Keir Starmer’s Labour, even though he himself is the editor in question.
BREAKING NEWS: Sir Keir Starmer gets emailed an automatic exclusion letter for editing 'Socialist Alternatives' magazine, a front magazine for the International Revolutionary Marxist Tendency, beteeen 1986-88. pic.twitter.com/Ovs4d5BuQc
— Steve Sammut 💙 (@SteveSammut2) August 24, 2021
And then there’s this, of course:
So, let me see if I've got this right, if you gave an interview to a socialist magazine years before it became "proscribed" by Labour you will be expelled from the Party – but its OK to have been a Tory MP for 22 years and become a Labour member?
— Mark Hebden 💙 (@unionlib) August 27, 2021
Of course, it’s entirely possible for a lifelong Tory to have a Damascene conversion, see the light and switch to Labour – but in these days of entryism, it is very dangerous for socialists to accept such changes unquestioningly.
Starmer has gone the other way, of course. From editing a Marxist periodical, he is now, for all intents and purposes, a Tory himself.
His attitude to the manufactured ‘anti-Semitism’ crisis that was created with lies and is being perpetuated with lies is an indication of the kind of man he is. Let’s get back to Pamela Fitzpatrick for her opinion on that:
I am starting to wonder, given my line of work, as to whether the practice of introducing laws with retrospective effect, the presumption of guilt until proven innocent, the denial of appeal rights and lack of fair process is to be future Labour policy for our justice system.
— Pamela Fitzpatrick (@PamelaFitzNWC) August 25, 2021
That is a logical conclusion to draw.
Worse still is the fact that Starmer’s policy is itself anti-Semitic – in practice if not in stated intent.
He is attacking Jews:
— Jackie Walker – HRH, MP, MBE, ABC (@Jackiew80333500) August 28, 2021
Did you read all that, in Michell Laufer’s tweet? “As a Jewish member of the Labour Party whohas had to watch other Jewish members abused, suspended and expelled as antisemitism has been weaponised,” she asks of Starmer, “is he going to be honest about “the gerrymandering of party democracy, the silencing of members of criticise apartheid Israel, his fawning obedience to the Board of Deputies who do not represent the views of the majority of Jews in this country and the imposition of antisemitism training by the Zionist Jewish Labour Movement?”
Of course he isn’t.
He’ll have to be made to admit it all.
One organisation doing its best to raise awareness of the threat to Jewish people posed by Starmer and his racists is Jewish Voice for Labour, which has taken up the issue with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, also sending the facts to the Forde Inquiry (which is still apparently ongoing, as the report has not yet been published):
As @JVoiceLabour shows in their superb report, Starmer’s Labour discriminates against Jews because they r Jewish & left wing. Most, lifelong anti-racists, have been personally affected by the Holocaust but r now treated as pariahs by the reactionary party leadership. Indefensible https://t.co/GToIAoEO00
— Andrew Feinstein (@andrewfeinstein) August 24, 2021
Supplementary Submission by JVL to the EHRC and the Forde Inquiry | Jewish Voice for Labour – https://t.co/qpk80ST5pp
Since our first submission the situation has continued to deteriorate. @ukLabour disciplinary action is grossly disproportionately targetting and bullying Jews.
— JewishVoiceForLabour (@JVoiceLabour) August 27, 2021
The latest submission – of August 24, three weeks since the previous one – states:
“We have become aware of seven new investigations of Jewish Party members. Notifications of new investigations and auto-exclusions are arriving on a daily basis.
“This means it would appear that over four times more Jewish than non-Jewish Labour Party members have faced actioned complaints of antisemitism. The disproportion is even greater in relation to JVL Committee members and officers. The staggering numbers suggest that these Jews are nearly three hundred times more likely to be investigated than non- Jewish Labour Party members. In all these cases the charges of so-called antisemitism are deeply offensive.
“There has been significant further evidence of our being treated harshly as Jews.
“Dozens of Jewish members are now being targeted by Labour as antisemites, for voicing an understanding of antisemitism that is a direct product of our Jewish political and personal heritage.
“The effect of rejecting or ignoring complaints made by JVL members of antisemitism; our experience of bullying and harassment; and the refusal to consult or involve JVL in, for instance, the EHRC required Action Plan; all show disdain for our status and roles as Jews.”
There is currently a campaign to raise awareness of the weaponisation of anti-Semitism against left-wing Labour Party members – and particularly left-wing Jewish party members, called #ItWasAScam. The position it takes is right, and it is this:
Calling out weaponisation of antisemitism against political enemies isn't 'problematic' it's the right thing to do. It's a scam, to discredit good people
Call out antisemitism *and* call out the scam without fear because it's an obstacle in the fight against antisemitism
— Mrs Gee (@earthygirl011) August 27, 2021
And this is the reason Starmer will lose when Ms Fitzpatrick drags Labour to court.
He’ll put the party even further into debt.
And the problem isn’t anti-Semites; it’s him – and the entryists who are supporting him because they know falsely accusing Labour socialists (the people for whom the party was originally created) of a heinous offence will make the party unelectable, leaving the way clear for the Tory corruption that we have seen under Boris Johnson.
I think it’s just a matter of time until this particular house of cards comes crashing down around Starmer and his allies.
I’ve already got the popcorn on order and am now just awaiting the opportunity to use it.
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