A lot of unhappy campers in Labour about this. Recriminations between the party’s various sects. Promises of reinstatement behind the scenes and others saying good riddance. Never has the show of unity been put to such a great test and the fissures in Labour/Momentum seem set to continue to be exposed. From the Independent: Labour has expelled the activist who criticised Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth at the launch of a … Continue reading Is Marc Wadsworth History?
In recent weeks the failure of Corbyn Labour and Lansman Momentum to deny a rife antisemitism problem inside the Labour Party and centred around their far left clique has led many voices out there to dismiss them as political losers. After a summer of 2017 when they showed so much promise and Corbyn promised he’d be PM in 6 months. What a fall from grace. … Continue reading Momentum & Labour Sick Antisemites
A Jewish member of Newham Momentum has resigned from the organisation, saying “I have witnessed more anti-Semitism in the past week than I ever have in my eight years of Labour Party membership”. Joshua Garfield, who is the Labour candidate for Stratford and New Town in the upcoming local elections, will no longer serve as youth officer the branch of the grassroots hard-left pressure group. … Continue reading Momentum Antisemitism Resignation
From HENRY ZEFFMAN in The Times: First came allegations of antisemitism among grassroots supporters of Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party leader. Then came the backlash, as those suspended or expelled accused Labour of a witch hunt. Now the backlash has spawned its own backlash, after a landlord banned rival hard-left factions from meeting in his pub. Labour Against the Witchhunt (LAW), which protests against suspensions … Continue reading Anti-Semites V Anti-Semites Breakaway
An Open Letter to Tony Greenstein and Jack Conrad from Gerry Downing: Neither Ian Donovan nor Gerry Downing are responsible for what Gilad Atzmon thinks and writes or his mistaken postmodern methodology. However his views are motivated by a hatred of Zionism and its weaponising of the Holocaust to justify their treatment of the Palestinians. A stance and the reasons for it you never acknowledge. … Continue reading Momentum Labour Infighting on Anti-Antisemitism