I watched Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons this afternoon.
No, not the emergency debate secured by Corbyn .....
“calling for a new War Powers Act that would require Parliament to be consulted on military intervention”.
As it happens, I did watch that one (which seemed to be eating into the time allocated for the following one) while waiting for the advertised business, the debate about antisemitism. (Click to view the whole thing)
Many of the most significant speeches are on Youtube already, and Guido has some of them on his site, where I notice the comments are disabled. That’s unusual for Guido. I wonder why. No I don’t.
Apparently Jeremy Corbyn was “Chuntering" during the speeches (before he left the chamber)
....but warned he won’t take part…
Luciana Berger got a round of applause, and
So did Ruth Smeeth. The antisemitic comments she read out were not quite as amusing as Richard Dawkins's....
John Mann was terrific, and
Ian Austin was impressive.
The BBC has reported it here:
“The Labour leader, who was present in the chamber for much of the debate, is due to hold talks next week with leading Jewish groups amid criticism of his handling of anti-Semitism cases.”They describe it in a 'glass half full' way, whereas sone of us might have put it another way “The Labour leader, who was absent from the chamber for much of the debate.."
The News Channel was much more interested in the previous business as was Corbyn.
The leader of the opposition looked even more reptilian than normal during Andrew Gwynn’s statement, but he slunk off in the middle of the debate, missing the most impassioned contributions.