Jeremy Corbyn suspended by Starmer over response to damning ECHR report
I’m pretty livid about this as you can probably tell. Sacking Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t make any sense. The thing is he wasn’t suspended over the finding of the report, he was suspended because of his response to it here . SHOCK HORROR He didn’t even say anything wrong or objectionable even remotely.
Imagine the backlash Corbyn would have gotten for sacking Keir Starmer or Tom Watson. He would have been absolutely hounded, he would have been called a “fascist” and a “Stalinist” both at the same time and blah blah blah.
He also sacked Rebecca Long Bailey over some completely trumped up claims of anti-Semitism after retweeting a link to an article published on The Independent which criticised Israel, including the offending reference to a published Amnesty International report (which was later edited out). Starmer is doing this solely to get rid of opposition, so he can bring back his Blairite agenda where you can tacitly support legalising torture overseas and intrusive domestic spying and criminal activity by the police and intelligence services.
It was Jeremy Corbyn for suspended the actually antisemitic high profile labour politician, Ken Livingstone, who appointed as the candidate to contest the position of Mayor of London by Tony Blair, and won. But apparently he’s the one who despises Jews and not the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Alexander (Boris) De-Pfeffel Johnson, who claims that jews control the media.
Rant over (I think).
Perhaps they do not care about the Labour party winning but just to prevent him or any other socdem being implemented
Note how the Guardian and other media only refered to “anti semitism allegations” and never any details on the content of the allegations
This probably marks the end of the attempts to implement socdem via vooting, along with Crazy Bernie becoming too old to run again
lol look at these reactions by labor MPs. Death to all blairites.
FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER FUCK KEIR STARMER.
To me this seems like an anti-comm style purge.
Another member of the Socialist Campaign Group within the Labour Party, Apsana Begum, is under investigation for housing fraud just now as well.
Whoa, didn’t know this. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/oct/29/labour-mp-apsana-begum-charged-with-housing
To contrast, Dominic Cummings (a key advisor to the Prime Minister) has had his non-payment of £50,000 worth of council tax waived. People get arrested for not paying council tax.
This dragged-out series of witchhunt is, instead, probably turning some Brits who’ve read about these unjust events from indifferent to strongly anti-Israel.
Or it might even turn a neutral person into an actual antisemite, because this hypervigilant inquisition sounds a tad like a trope of a gov’t-controlling/silencing conspiracy.
It makes me pretty pissed to see people within the Labour Party accuse Corbyn of being divisive for claiming (quite accurately IMO) that the Labour antisemitism topic was exaggerated by the media, but not for Keir suspending Jeremy Corbyn as well as Rebecca Long-Bailey. And they were both over practically nothing. I’m sure if you were to apply those extremely strict rules to everyone equally far more people would be nit-picked out of the party.
Have you read the report? Is it as damning as the headline says?
Corbyn isn’t anti-semitic, he’s pro-palestine. The british press has successfully gotten the “anti-israel = anti-semitic” line to stick.
Something like 40% of the reports of antisemitism were all posted by two bots IIRC.
Even the british Jewish groups praising this report are hard-line Zionists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Labour_Movement , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephraim_Mirvis
One of the major issues with this whole antisemitism row is the actual definition. The Board of Deputies of British Jews & International holocaust remeberance alliance jointly use the working definition put down by the IHRA. Which explicitly include criticism against the Israeli state and it’s politics as antisemitism. Multiple scholars have contested this clear political pandering to the Zionist camp in Israel, therefore Corbyn and any other Left wing critic of Israel is an anti-Semite by definition. It’s all too easy to label them as an anti-Semite in the media and equate that to endorsing mass murder.
The report is here and I haven’t read it as it’s 130 pages long.
All kinds of news.