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The fantisemitism storm in a teacup, more like typhoon in a teaspoon is being dredged through the news day after day distracting from far more important issues like the relentless Tory squandering of public money on dodgy contracts. Sir Keir is so fixated on building up his pathetic reputation by vindictively targeting his predecessor that he has totally abandoned his number one job of providing robust opposition. The Tories must have chucked him a massive bribe to secure his loyalty as a devastating Trojan horse on a mission to break up the Labour Party, but he is taking a huge risk. How will all these lying bastards react when the truth comes out and the entire British public discover that there never was a major anti-Semitism crisis in the Labour Party and we have all been duped in order to keep a progressive Socialist Government out of office? Copious volumes of real statistics are there, the leaked Labour report is supportive and the fantisemitism smears will not hold up in Court: Jeremy Corbyn must take this to Court.
The Canary Article entitled, “A newly-independent MP stole the PMQs limelight from Keir Starmer,” They said that, “Neither Boris Johnson nor Keir Starmer took centre stage during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) on Wednesday 18 November. Because a newly-independent MP unintentionally took the limelight.” They focus on Starmer, saying that, “the backlash intensifies. Talk about a misstep by Starmer. Because he decided to come out and say that he wasn’t giving Jeremy Corbyn the whip back right before PMQs. This came after Corbyn was first suspended, and then reinstated, by the party machinery over comments he made about the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)’s investigation into alleged antisemitism in the Labour Party.’ This completely sucked the oxygen out of far more important debate issues like the scandal of Tory corruption in tossing public money around like confetti, but with zero accountability somehow always benefiting their Tory supporters in the ‘Chumocracy’!”
The Canary say that, “Firstly, Starmer not giving Corbyn the whip back prompted a furious backlash from the latter’s supporters on social media. Former shadow chancellor John McDonnell was not happy: This is just plain wrong & will cause more division & disunity in party. Jeremy’s gone through the formal procedures & decision has been made properly. I appeal to everyone that surely it’s time to move on & start working together to implement the EHRC. Labour MP: Starmer has ‘done the right thing’ over Corbyn— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) November 18, 2020 Andrew Feinstein called the situation “farcical”: This is the most farcical thing I’ve ever seen. He bends in the wind worse than a wind sock. Starmer is making Theresa May seem charismatic & a strategic genius. Corbyn should just sue the incompetent fool & form a new party! https://t.co/7CeNpk6I1u — Andrew Feinstein (@andrewfeinstein)”
The Canary report that, “Momentum has launched a petition: Keir Starmer’s decision to remove the whip from #JeremyCorbyn is a joke. A disciplinary panel found that Corbyn broke no rules – so now Starmer is making it up as he goes along. Sign our petition to restore the whip! https://t.co/ok85fsdGkf pic.twitter.com/RLZSnObVlw — Momentum (@PeoplesMomentum).” The Canary‘s editor-at-large Kerry-Anne Mendoza made an important point: Who could’ve seen this coming? *checks notes… Every left-wing commentator worth their salt. https://t.co/ojdBdNi57B — Kerry-Anne Mendoza (@TheMendozaWoman)”
But they say, “it was Rachael Swindon who hit the nail on the head best: Keir Starmer wrong in 5 ways.
• Agreed with Corbyn’s view of scale in 2019 Marr
• Breached P.27 of EHRC right to free speech
• Misquoted Jeremy’s reply to EHRC report
• Politically interfered in process breaching EHRC
• Breached EHRC rule not to have opaque arbitrary discipline
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon)”
It sure sounds like they are just, “Making it up as he goes along?” The Canary highlight that, “Secondly, there are procedural problems that Starmer may have caused. Momentum founder Jon Lansman pointed out on Twitter that: The decision not to restore the whip to Corbyn just announced has driven a coach and horses through the party’s disciplinary process, making it subservient to the parliamentary party and embedding ‘political interference’. The whip was only removed because he had been suspended! In other words, the NEC found that Corbyn had not breached party rules. So, Starmer technically may not have a right not to restore the whip to him. Or if he does, it raises serious questions about how the leader can override official party procedure.” Of course you won’t hear that on Newsnight!
The Canary say that this is, “Sowing seeds of division. Thirdly, many people are pointing out that this will create further division in the Labour Party. Red Labour tweeted that (edited for ease of reading): Starmer’s decision not to restore the whip to Corbyn is vengeful, divisive and provocative. It is designed to put a wedge between socialists in the party and the PLP [Parliamentary Labour Party] and pick us off, one by one. Well, we have one message for Sir Keir: you have a fight on your hands. Moreover, Starmer’s decision to announce he would not give the whip back to Corbyn raises serious questions about his leadership. Opportunism or appalling leadership? Media-wise, it reeks of opportunism and intentional bad timing. Starmer must have known that his decision would dominate social media across the entire day. He also must have known it would make the headlines.”
Elaborating on the issue of multiple missed opportunities, the Canary say, “The Tory government has been repeatedly exposed as utterly (and maybe intentionally) negligent over the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. So, you’d think the Labour Party would want that as its focus. But instead, Starmer has allowed a subservient Tory media to make the headlines about Corbyn. Why would he do this? It could be appalling leadership. But Starmer surely isn’t that useless. Maybe it’s because, as Robert Peston pointed out, Starmer is trying to embed his vision of the party: Starmer is defining his leadership of Labour. It is his version of Tony Blair’s determination to abolish Clause lV, Robert Peston (@Peston). Yet in reality, all Starmer has done is to further split the party into its various factions; alienate supporters, and give the media a feeding-frenzy. Meanwhile, the Tory government is presiding over the gradual breakdown of UK society. Starmer’s priorities, and leadership, are wrong in so many ways.”
In the Guardian Article entitled, “Keir Starmer denies Jeremy Corbyn Labour whip despite end of suspension,” they explain why the “Decision means former leader will not sit as Labour MP and is likely to reignite party row.” They say, “Keir Starmer has sparked a furious backlash from Labour leftwingers by refusing to readmit Jeremy Corbyn as a Labour MP, arguing that his predecessor has undermined efforts to restore the party’s reputation in the Jewish community. A disciplinary panel of the party’s national executive committee (NEC) lifted the suspension of Corbyn’s party membership on Tuesday after he issued a conciliatory statement ‘clarifying’ controversial remarks he made when the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published a damning report on Labour antisemitism.”
The Guardian report that, “In a strongly worded statement on Wednesday, Starmer said he would not be welcoming Corbyn back into the parliamentary Labour party (PLP). ‘Jeremy Corbyn’s actions in response to the EHRC report undermined and set back our work in restoring trust and confidence in the Labour party’s ability to tackle antisemitism,’ Starmer said. ‘In those circumstances, I have taken the decision not to restore the whip to Jeremy Corbyn. I will keep this situation under review’.”
The Guardian say that, “The decision sparked an angry response from Corbyn’s backers in the PLP, including Diane Abbott, John McDonnell and Richard Burgon, who accused Starmer of jeopardising party unity. Andrew Scattergood, the co-chair of the grassroots campaign group Momentum, accused the party leader of ‘making it up as he goes along. This is not only farcical and incompetent, it is a blatant political attack on the left at a time when Labour should be united in taking on the Tories,’ he said. Scattergood added that leftwing members would continue to ‘fight for a socialist Labour party’, adding ‘they can’t remove the whip from our movement’. Starmer appeared to be referring to Corbyn’s statement following the publication of the EHRC report on 29 October, in which he said the problem of antisemitism in Labour had been ‘dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media’.”
The Guardian note that, “In a ‘clarification’ submitted to the NEC and made public this week, Corbyn said claims of antisemitism had not been ‘exaggerated’.” I don’t believe that’s really true, but they say, “That appeared to satisfy the NEC disciplinary panel, which party insiders said had decided unanimously to end the suspension of Corbyn’s Labour membership. However, it evidently did not satisfy Starmer, who repeatedly pledged during his leadership campaign to tackle the issue of antisemitism forcefully. A Labour spokesman said Corbyn was informed of the decision by the chief whip by phone on Wednesday morning. He repeatedly insisted the decision to readmit Corbyn as a party member had been made by Labour HQ, not Starmer’s office. Pressed on how long the suspension could last, the spokesman refused to be drawn, repeatedly saying he would not ‘give a running commentary’.”
The Guardian warned that, “Corbyn’s supporters had insisted party rules meant he should be automatically readmitted to the PLP once the NEC decision was made, and the decision reignited the simmering civil war between Starmer and Labour leftwingers. Jon Lansman, the founder of Momentum and a close ally of Corbyn, said Starmer’s decision not to readmit Corbyn was obvious political interference. ‘Antisemitism and the threats of legal action which can follow from charging people with it forces us to abandon the make it up as you go along approach of catch-all rules about ‘bringing the party into disrepute’, he said. “Political interference has to end. An independent process will ensure that. The EHRC recommendations, all of which Keir has undertaken to implement in full, will ensure that. Refusing to restore the whip to Jeremy is just another example of political interference, a kick against inevitable change to a rule-based approach.”
According to the Guardian, “The Labour’s spokesman said they did not accept that, adding: ‘The decision about membership is taken by the party; the decision about the whip is taken by the leader of the party.’ Starmer appeared to repudiate the NEC’s decision, which was made under disciplinary rules being reviewed as part of the response to the EHRC report. He said: ‘The disciplinary process does not have the confidence of the Jewish community. That became clear once again yesterday.’ In effect Starmer is admitting that it is imperative for him to once again submit to the dictates of the Zionist Lobby acting on behalf of a foreign power, namely the Apartheid State of Israel, to the detriment of Labour Party members and the good of the country! Wilfully ignorant of the massive damage he is doing to Party unity, he arrogantly said, ‘It is the task of my leadership to fix what I have inherited. That is what I am resolute in doing and I have asked for an independent process to be established as soon as possible’.”
The Guardian say that, “Friends of Corbyn said Starmer’s actions could have left the party open to legal challenge because the EHRC stressed the importance of disciplinary decisions being independent from political interference. ‘Keir is a lawyer. Does he not realise what he is doing? It goes completely against the EHRC report,’ one said. Leftwing Labour MPs also rallied behind Corbyn, with the former shadow chancellor John McDonnell calling it ‘just plain wrong’ and saying it would ’cause more division and disunity’. Marie van der Zyl, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, welcomed Starmer’s decision and criticised the process that led to Corbyn’s readmission to party membership. Labour’s disciplinary process is clearly still not fit for purpose. Keir Starmer has now taken the appropriate leadership decision not to restore the whip to Jeremy Corbyn,’ she said. ‘We continue to say that ‘zero tolerance’ must mean precisely that, whether for antisemites or their apologists.”
The Guardian report that, “The Labour MP Neil Coyle, who has been an outspoken critic of Corbyn’s approach to antisemitism under his leadership, said the case must be looked at by the independent process that Starmer said he would set up under the EHRC recommendations. ‘Keir is trying to deliver on his self-confessed first priority as Labour leader – to rebuild trust with the Jewish community,’ he said. ‘The whip cannot be restored until the new, genuinely independent complaints process assesses this case and ensures a fair decision is made. This is also the legal requirement under the EHRC report; the Labour party has to do this in order to avoid further inquiry. So it is the morally right thing to do as well as the only option available’.” I am sure the Media outlets will be able to dredge up plenty of disgusting Corbyn haters in the coming weeks to discredit the progressive Left of the Party, but people saw what was possible under Corbyn and it will not be easy to get that genie back in the bottle.
Starmer has badly miscalculated here, in being swayed by the Zionist Lobby to totally abuse the system that EHRC has only just ruled that the Labour Leader should not get involved in the disciplinary process: he obviously has in the case of Jeremy Corbyn. We hope that Corbyn will consult Lawyers and fight-back to expose Starmer’s arrogance, hypocrisy and corruption. We need this Tory Trojan Horse out of the Labour Party before he is able to totally destroy the main opposition party at a time when we have the most corrupt Tory Government in my lifetime. Challenging the result of the Covert 2019 Rigged Election and demanding a full Investigation would potentially have removed this abysmal Tory Government from power and seen Corbyn’s victory recognized with him restored to the Leadership role. I am sure that a huge number of Labour Party members want Corbyn back leading the party rather that the egotistical Captain of Capitulation with his incessant fantisemitism navel gazing; we need genuine Opposition! DO NOT MOVE ON!