Saturday, 7 March 2020

Jeremy the Jellyfish



Politics Home reports that Ian Murray received a torrent of anti-semitic abuse in response to an email setting out his stall in the campaign to be elected as the Labour party's deputy leader.

Now you might think that this presented a perfect opportunity for the outgoing Labour leader to speak out and condemn this behaviour, but the truth of the matter is that the people behind these vile messages are Corbyn supporters.

So don't hold your breath waiting for Jeremy show some leadership on a issue which has bedevilled his stewardship of the Labour Party from day one.  

   

https://politicshome.com/news/uk/political-parties/labour-party/news/110413/labour-investigating-anti-semitic-abuse-sent?

Labour investigating anti-Semitic abuse sent by members to Ian Murray
By Emily Lawford - Politics Home

Labour is investigating anti-Semitic abuse sent by party members to deputy leadership candidate Ian Murray.
Ian Murray is running to become Labour's deputy leader.
Credit: PA

The former shadow minister reported a torrent of abusive messages after he sent his first campaign email Labour members asking for their support.

In the email, Mr Murray, a Labour moderate, said he was proud to have been nominated by the Jewish Labour Movement and aimed to “tackle the stain of anti-Semitism in our party”.

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However, his email provoked a string of abusive messages from members, including calling him a “Mossad agent” and claiming that “the Jews thought they owned the Labour Party”.

In one message, seen by the Huffington Post, a Labour member said: “The right-wing Blairite faction along with the Israeli Lobby put paid to any chance of a socialist Labour Party taking office.”

Another respondent told Mr Murray: “It is a pity that the Jews thought they owned the Labour Party and it was a Zionist movement supporter and now their nose has been knocked out of joint they are showing, like yourself, where your true loyalties like...firmly in the CIA-Mossad HQ in Tel Aviv.”

On Friday, Mr Murray said the “sickening” emails showed “anti-Semitism is still a major problem in the Labour Party,”

He added: “The last few years have seen bullying and intimidation inside the Labour Party that should utterly shame us. And there is nothing that should shame us more than the anti-Jewish hatred in our ranks.

“If elected, I will take responsibility for rooting out anti-Semitism, and if it’s not done under my watch then I’ll resign as deputy leader, because I won’t tolerate anti-Semitism within the Labour Party.”

A Labour Party spokesperson said: “The Labour Party takes all complaints extremely seriously, which are fully investigated and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken in line with the party’s rules and procedures.”

Jeremy the Jellyfish (06/02/19)



Former Labour MP Tom Harris had some very interesting things to say the other day about Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party's track record in combatting anti-Semitism.

"It’s hard to imagine Corbyn surviving as leader if any other minority had been subjected to the same treatment as British Jews have been by Labour Party members. If we were being unkind, we might describe anti-Semitism as the one intolerance that Labour finds tolerable.

"At a meeting of Labour MPs yesterday, the party’s general secretary Jennie Formby twice said that eradicating anti-Semitism from Labour would be impossible. It is reasonable to wonder whether she and her colleagues could be trying a bit harder.


"Labour’s pride in being opposed to “all forms of racism” does not, in fact, stand up to much scrutiny. Corbyn still refuses to recognise that his accommodation of groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah – unambiguously anti-Semitic organisations who encourage their followers to kill Jews – has sent a very dangerous signal to both the Jewish community and to those who would wish it harm."

Read the full article via the following link to CAPX

https://capx.co/is-anti-semitism-the-one-intolerance-labour-finds-tolerable/?

  

Corbyn - Send in the Clowns (25/03/18)


Jeremy Corbyn has been a London MP since 1983 and during his long career the Labour leader has been immersed in the politics of the country's capital, as I was myself for much of the 80s' after taking up a full-time post union post with NUPE.

Yet Jeremy Corbyn has got himself involved in another controversy over anti-Semitism, just like his old colleague Ken Livingstone, only this time the row is about an ugly 'mural' on a wall in east London depicting a group of decidedly Jewish looking elderly men playing a monopoly-style board game on top of what look like dead bodies or slaves, perhaps.

In any event, the mural was to be painted over by the local council because of its anti-Semitic message and its creator took to Facebook for support with the following message:

“Tomorrow they want to buff my mural. Freedom of expression. London calling. Public art.”

Predictably, Jeremy Corbyn rode to the rescue with the following response:

“Why? You are in good company. Rockerfeller destroyed Diego Viera’s mural because it includes a picture of Lenin.”


What a clown the man is and his pathetic attempts at an apology make even matters worse because Corbyn's response was very pointed and, predictably, very political -  with his dumb reference to Rockerfeller, Diego Rivera and Lenin.

Read the following report and the angry comments of Labour MPs on the Politics Home web site.

 



Jeremy Corbyn has said he "sincerely regrets" opposing the removal of an anti-Semitic mural.

Jeremy Corbyn expresses 'regret' for defending anti-Semitic mural

By Kevin Schofield - Politics Home

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised over a Facebook comment from 2012 - Credit: PA Images

The Labour leader has come in for a storm of criticism from campaigners and some of his own MPs after his actions on a Facebook group were revealed.

The mural, on a wall in London, featured a group of elderly men sitting around a table which is resting on the back of seemingly dead bodies.

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Its creator wrote: “Tomorrow they want to buff my mural. Freedom of expression. London calling. Public art.”

Responding to the post, Mr Corbyn wrote: “Why? You are in good company. Rockerfeller destroyed Diego Viera’s mural because it includes a picture of Lenin.”


Labour MP Luciana Berger highlighted the 2012 incident in a tweet.


A spokesman for Mr Corbyn initially issued a statement saying he had been "responding to concerns about the removal of public art on grounds of freedom of speech".

They added: "The mural was offensive, used antisemitic imagery, which has no place in our society, and it is right that it was removed."


Mr Corbyn then issued a lengthy statement of his own - but stopped short of apologising for his actions.

He said: "In 2012 I made a general comment about the removal of public art on grounds of freedom of speech. My comment referred to the destruction of the mural “Man at the Crossroads” by Diego Rivera on the Rockefeller Center.

"That is in no way comparable with the mural in the original post. I sincerely regret that I did not look more closely at the image I was commenting on, the contents of which are deeply disturbing and anti-Semitic. I wholeheartedly support its removal.

"I am opposed to the production of anti-Semitic material of any kind, and the defence of free speech cannot be used as a justification for the promotion of anti-Semitism in any form. That is a view I’ve always held.

"The Tower Hamlets mural I celebrate is the one which commemorates the mobilization of East London’s Jewish community in the anti-fascist demonstrations against Mosley’s Blackshirts in Cable Street in 1936."

Labour MP Ian Austin said: "This is an appalling anti-Semitic image and I can't understand why anyone would have defended it. Jeremy would never have defended a racist image aimed at any other group, but his statement does not even include an apology.

"He clearly doesn't understand the offence this will cause not just to the Jewish community but to many other people as well and no one will be satisfied by his explanation."

Karen Pollock, cheif executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust - which has criticised anti-Semitism by other MPs in the past - said: "“The mural was blatantly anti-Semitic using images commonly found in anti-Semitic propaganda. Indefensible then and indefensible now.

"If against all forms of racism, why does Mr Corbyn’s stance on antisemitism always fall short? Enough is enough."

Jeremy the Jellyfish (20/07/18)



Some people say that Jeremy Corbyn doesn't have an anti-semitic bone in his body, but the widely respected Labour MP Margaret Hodge seems to disagree since she denounced her party leader a "racist" and "anti-Semite" in a big bust up at the House of Commons. 

  

Spineless Performance (08/05/18)



Private Eye, the UK's best and only fortnightly satirical magazine, had some fun with its front cover recently at Jeremy Corbyn's expense.

After the local elections results in England, I think it's fair to say that Jeremy has paid a heavy price for his 'spineless' performance in failing to stand up to anti-Semitism in Labour's ranks.




  

Cult of Corbyn (27/03/18)



Here's another great Twitter joke which pokes fun, for good reason, at the cult of Corbyn and his local difficulties involving a London mural.

"I sincerely regret that I did not look more closely at the image, the contents of which are deeply disturbing and anti-Semitic"

  

Eagle Images and Weasel Words (26/03/18)


Much fun was had on Twitter at the weekend with lots of posts mocking Jeremy Corbyn's 'weasel words' over not looking more clearly at an anti-semitic mural before declaring his support on Facebook.

My favourite, so far at least, was this comment from the journalist Euan McColm:

“i only glanced at it but i thought it was a parrot carrying an electric fan.”


Now that is funny - eat your heart out Private Eye and the Have I Got News for You (HIGNFY) Team!

 


Team Corbyn - Cranks and Ideologues (13/07/19)


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But since Labour is now a party led by cranks and ideologues  the workers are being smeared and their motives attacked. 

 


Team Corbyn - Cranks and Ideologues (11/07/19)

Team Corbyn is completely dominated by cranks and ideologues who do not reflect the views or values of most Labour members and supporters.

 


Jeremy the Jellyfish (20/07/18)



Some people say that Jeremy Corbyn doesn't have an anti-semitic bone in his body, but the widely respected Labour MP Margaret Hodge seems to disagree since she denounced her party leader a "racist" and "anti-Semite" in a big bust up at the House of Commons.