Monday, 4 April 2016

Anti-semitism at the heart of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party per Daily Mail Online

The antisemitism that has long existed at the left of the Labour Party has become more mainstream and more overt as the Labour Party has become under the control of the left. 

Guido Fawkes has exposed many of the antisemitic left, I've tweeted and blogged about some of these Labour Party members and more.

'... in the words of Jeremy Newmark, head of the Jewish Labour Movement, Corbyn's election has sparked a 'resurgence of the acceptance of anti-Semitism' in the party.

As Newmark and others see it, world views that have for years been confined to what one might call the party's 'lunatic fringe' are now, thanks to his leadership, creeping into the mainstream. One such world view revolves around unquestioning support for the Palestinian lobby, and equally intransigent opposition to Israel. As the Labour Herald showed all those years ago, it often manifests itself in knee-jerk anti-Semitism. Another revolves around the idea that a sinister group of capitalists, led by Jewish bankers, is seeking to control the world's media and economy.

To see how ugly its adherents can look in practice, one need only venture into such internet chat-rooms as the Labour Forum, a prominent, invitation-only Facebook group which has around 25,000 members.

Earlier this week, a blogger called Daniel Sugarman did just that, and within a few seconds stumbled across posts by Joanne Parkin, a Labour activist from Darlington, claiming (falsely) that the media mogul Rupert Murdoch is a 'Zionist Jew' at the centre of a sinister plot to control the media. She also called George Osborne (who is actually Anglican) a 'Zionist pig Jew'.'

If you want to see such views Twitter is another easy place so to do. My Twitter feed is infested with antisemitic scum whose views are as vile as they are unhinged.

A decent Labour Party would disassociate itself from such views rather more forcibly than it has to date. But that would require strong leadership and I fear that Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell just can't give that strong leadership against their own supporters.

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