Friday 24 August 2018

"Final denouement" - Go Jezza!

I know Jeremy Corbyn appreciates English irony, so he should love this. The man who’s been fighting racism all his life has a fanboy.

As the skeletons are being dragged out of the cupboard one by one, a more worrying irony is that Jeremy could shoot somebody in the middle of the street and he still wouldn’t lose any votes.

None of this will come as a surprise to anyone one who has been aware of these skeletons for decades.

The BBC has an unusual take on the story. It’s that Luciana Berger ‘feels unwelcome’,  the moaning minnie. 

Note how Jeremy Corbyn ends his ‘speech’.

“As we move rapidly towards the final denouement, which will be the liberation and unity of all the Palestinian people”

Oh yes, and from "the incredibly powerful, passionate and effective speech" by the previous speaker (the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK) Manuel Hassassian says:
“We, the Palestinians, the most highly educated and intellectual in the Middle East, are still struggling for the basic right of self-determination. What an irony. How long are we going to suffer and be patient with Israel? [...] 
“And today we have 1.5 billion Muslims. In 20 years we will have 2 billion. And those 2 billion, forget about politics, from a religious perspective will not allow Israel to continue desecrating their religious rights (in Jerusalem). And then what?”

A couple of interesting trends in the reaction to various outings of Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitism (gleaned from articles and btl comments in the press and online, Twitter etc.)

1) Denying that he’s an antisemite (by insisting that anti-Zionism has nothing to do with antisemitism) while simultaneously making unambiguously antisemitic comments.

2) Being ‘bored’ with the topic. “nobody cares”. I think there’s something in this comment from a regular HP poster (with whom I don’t always agree.) 
I think that making antisemitism the main focus of criticism of Corbyn has been a mistake of epic proportions that will come back and bite British Jews, although I hope I am wrong. Aside from the fact that most Brits don't care all that much about it -- it isn't the burning issue de jour for most -- it could very likely rebound on the community if he wins, and even more so if he loses. It would have been better for the community -- and MUCH better strategically vis a vis the election -- to focus on his support for local ie IRA terrorists and places like Venezuela. He should have been hammered relentlessly on issues like that.


Stephen Pollard

Dan Hodges

Jeremy Duns

Times (£)


Socialist Worker

and while we're talking about Corbyn, this.


  1. As disgusted as I am by the anti-Semitism of Corbyn and his supporters I think the point in the last paragraph is extremely valid. A Corbyn government could be an unmitigated disaster for the country. He needs to be challenged on all fronts, not just one issue. The fool or scoundrel description of Corbyn applies not just to anti-Semitism but to the philosophy of the far left in general. On the one hand are utopian fantasists and on the other, people driven by entirely destructive resentment. Neither of these positions are mutually exclusive. They rarely are. You can practically see the resentment bubbling out of Owen Jones’s ears as he speaks.

    1. I tend to agree but I would also say that what is lacking here is a Trumpian element of aggression in going after Corbyn. I know some Jewish MPs have been pretty relentless in pursuit - but they can only do so much...what about the Conservatives? Pathetic. Virtually nothing at all. What if the PM for instance said "I am not sure I can walk with Mr Corbyn at the opening of Parliament, given his anti-semitic outbursts..." All hell would break loose - there would be a huge media storm. Corbyn would have to defend himself and if the Conservatives played it right they could tear his defence to pieces.

      Or she could bring into being a Public Inquiry into anti-semitism with the power to call witnesses like Corbyn, like the MCB and so on.

      The Conservatives are worse than useless, they are complicit. They have tolerated Sharia promoters in their own power and Sharia is completely anti-Jewish.

      May is more concerned about sending out PC messages for Eid than tackling anti-semitism.


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