Posts Tagged ‘Labour’

UK Jewish Labour Movement backs Lisa Nandy for party head; Thornberry drops out

British Labour MP Lisa Nandy on Friday received the endorsement of the Jewish Labour Movement for leadership of the party, amid an ongoing race to replace outgoing, highly controversial leader Jeremy Corbyn. Nandy said she was “honored” by the support of JLM. The JLM, one of the oldest societies affiliated with the party, did not […]

My life’s work as an anti-racist and anti-Zionist activist makes me an antisemite according to Labour

Jennie Formby The Labour Party Southside 105 Victoria Street London SW1E 6QT 11/2/2020 Dear Jennie Formby, I am writing you in the wake of recent events – the expulsion of Jo Bird and the excellent letter by Natalie Strecker, as I would like to ask you to kindly refer me to the Compliance Unit, for […]

Why I referred myself to the Labour Party’s Compliance Unit for antisemitism

For the past four years I, like many others, have watched with incredulity as I have witnessed the unfolding of the antisemitism ‘crisis’ within Labour, trying to make sense of it. I have witnessed good people, proven, seasoned, antiracist campaigners and others suspended or expelled for grounds that I cannot comprehend, this has included left-wing […]

Why Spain’s handling of Catalonia is NOT a way to ‘beat’ Scottish independence as Labour’s Lisa Nandy suggests

If there’s one thing that Labour’s leadership contest isn’t short of, it’s farce.  Corbynista Rebecca Long-Bailey isn’t being attacked for her off-the-wall economics, but because a section of the Labour membership don’t want a Catholic as leader. If accusations of anti-Semitism and offending Hindus weren’t enough, they would seek to take on Christians too. Not the […]

Top UK Labour leadership candidate vows to lead fight against anti-Semitism

The front-runner in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of Britain’s Labour party on Saturday promised to lead the struggle against rampant anti-Semitism within the party. Speaking on BBC Radio, Keir Starmer said: “We should have done more on anti-Semitism. If you are anti-Semitic you shouldn’t be in the Labour party. It […]

Deposed Labour MP founds anti-smear legal fund

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 19 December 2019 Chris Williamson announced on Tuesday he would launch a fighting fund for left-wingers smeared and harassed by false allegations of anti-Semitism. A former Labour member of the UK’s Parliament, Williamson was pushed out of the party earlier this year. The legal fighting fund is being established […]

The Labour Party lost, but a new left is emerging in the UK

The results of the 2019 elections in Britain shocked many people, both in the country and around the world. Although a Conservative majority was widely expected, many thought that another hung parliament, with no party winning an absolute majority, was also plausible. Very few polls predicted the voters’ massive swing to the right, granting 365 […]

Former UK Labour minister calls on Corbyn to resign immediately

A former senior Labour member lambasted Jeremy Corbyn, after the far-left politician led his party to its most dismal showing in decades, losing dozens of seats and giving Boris Johnson, Britain’s deeply unpopular Conservative prime minister, another term at 10 Downing Street. In an op-ed published by the Daily Mail, former home secretary Alan Johnson […]

Big Labour Brother

DECEMBER 15, 2019 BY GILAD ATZMON By Eve Mykytyn* During the run up to the recent election in Great Britain, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party were accused, with almost unprecedented hysteria, of anti Semitism.  Mr. Corbyn is not anti Semitic, he has been a lifelong anti-racist advocate. Perhaps the histrionics in the press and pulpits […]

Johnson takes victory lap in traditional Labour areas that powered crushing win

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited northern England on Saturday to thank voters and newly elected Conservative Party lawmakers in the working class heartland that turned its back on the opposition Labour Party in this week’s election and helped give him an 80-seat majority. Speaking in Sedgefield — the constituency once held […]

Labour has been waging a culture war against its own base for decades, fixating on liberalism instead (by George Galloway)

Ten years later they had their biggest ever election win sweeping Mr Churchill the War Leader from office. My point is not merely to put in scale what happened in the British general election but also to illustrate the famous truth that there is no “final victory,” and no “final defeat” either. It’s never over. […]

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to Step Down After UK Election Catastrophe

After its worst electoral performance in decades, Jeremy Corbyn announced last night that he would be resigning his position as leader of the Labour. “I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign. I will discuss with our party to ensure there is a process now of reflection on this result and […]

Corbyn to quit early next year as UK Labour smashed in election

LONDON (AP) —The Labour Party’s crushing defeat at the hands of turned-off voters will bring the left-wing party a new leader — ending Jeremy Corbyn’s unsuccessful reign — and give it an urgent task: To recover the allegiance of its core working class voters. Traditional Labour voters in the north and central parts of England […]

Ripping the heart out of Labour’s heartlands: How Johnson snatched working-class towns from under Corbyn’s nose

Go to any working-class community and you’ll find old-fashioned Labour supporters speak of the Thatcher government in such negative terms that they still hate the Conservatives even today, 40 years on. They pin 100 percent of the blame on the Conservatives for the decline in manufacturing and the loss of the coal-mining industry. In the […]

Labour’s failure to realise this was a 2nd Brexit referendum hands Britain to Boris

There was no other game in town, this was the Brexit election and the only way to win it was to promise to get Britain out of the EU and put everyone out of their Brexit misery, but Jeremy Corbyn (as well as the Liberal Democrats) failed to see which way the wind was blowing.   […]

British Elections: The Cause of Labour is the Hope of the World

Former presidents, ministers, members of parliament, trade unionists, and political leaders from four continents sign an open letter explaining why the world needs a Labour government. *** We, the undersigned, express our solidarity with the Labour Party for today’s election in the United Kingdom. After a decade of austerity, the election of Jeremy Corbyn as […]

Corbyn v. Johnson leaders’ debate is won by… Labour’s Barry Gardiner

As leaders’ debates go (and I’m not a big fan of this particular US import), it wasn’t too bad. The BBC’s Nick Robinson chaired it quite fairly and allowed both the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader to finish off their points. It was a far cry from the abysmal ITV ‘debate’ a few weeks […]

Smoke without fire: the myth of a ‘Labour antisemitism crisis’

Editor’s note: Jamie Stern-Weiner’s ebook “Antisemitism and the Labour Party” is available for free download here on the Verso’s website.  It has been prominently and persistently asserted that there is a “crisis” of antisemitism in the Labour Party. The charge-sheet comprises three main allegations: that antisemitism in Labour is widespread, that it has become institutionalized, and […]

The Right to Mobility. Public Transport in the UK and Labour’s Manifesto

The idea of mobility as a human right has come to be synonymous with private transport. For decades, the car has come first: what right does any government have to encroach on the freedom and autonomy of individual motorists? Labour governments have done little to challenge this notion since mass car ownership took off in […]

Chief Rabbi, we need a better way to fight antisemitism than attacking Labour

Dear Chief Rabbi Mirvis, As you say in your article in The Times this week (Tuesday 26 November), “Convention dictates that the Chief Rabbi stays well away from party politics – and rightly so.” But rather than stay “well away”, you’ve chosen to make a major intervention that attempts to turn the UK’s General Election into a national referendum on […]

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes