Paul Flynn: Anti-Semitism Suspensions are “Moral Panic”

Last month Labour MP Paul Flynn emailed a Jewish constituent claiming the anti-Semitism crisis was a “nasty smear, distorted, exaggerated, wholly untrue”. Today he’s emailed MP colleagues to inform them that the whole row and ensuing inquiry is “moral panic”.

From: FLYNN, Paul
Sent: 10 May 2016 16:17
Subject: Moral Panic

Dear Colleague,

Moral panic is on the march in the Labour Party again.

A councillor in my constituency has been suspended. I have known him for 40 years, greatly respect him and affirm that there is not a single atom of racialism or anti-Semitism in his body. The accusation is based on a perverse interpretation of the anger he expressed at atrocities in Gaza committed by the Israeli Army in 2014. This is an injustice prompted by the political imperative to act swiftly on accusations-even though they are not substantiated and created by malicious anti-Labour forces. They are trawling through millions of statements made by Labour members and none by members of other parties…

[A] greatly respected MP and comrade Ian Gibson resigned his seat because of an article published in the Telegraph. He claimed that the party’s executive refused to listen to his full explanation that nothing improper had occurred. Again, because of hysterical media political pressure of moral panic to act swiftly against both the guilty and innocent he was expelled from the party. As an honourable man, he resigned his seat and Chloe Smith replaced him. Ian was guilty of nothing except being the victim of a Telegraph smear.

The party permanently wounded itself seeking transitory political advantage. We must not repeat the error by doing our enemies’ work through exaggerating a problem that 80 Jewish members of our party described as ‘tiny and trivial’.

Best wishes,

Paul Flynn MP

Remember, Flynn was once hauled in by the whips when he accused Britain’s first Jewish ambassador to Israel of having“divided loyalties”. He now claims the recent spate of suspensions were “created by malicious anti-Labour forces”. Exposed, he means…

Revealed: How Labour Became Overrun With Entryists

A leaked cache of Labour Compliance Unit data obtained by Guido sheds some light on how the party became susceptible to its recent anti-Semitism crisis. During last year’s leadership election Labour membership more or less doubled. Following reports of mass infiltration, Labour HQ set about rooting out entryists. Yet people were joining faster than they could be checked, meaning only a tiny sample – a few thousand – were looked at. The spreadsheet below shows some of the entryists who were caught and kicked out by HQ:

Eagle-eyed readers will spot the name Gerry Downing, who was excluded during the leadership election and then let back in on appeal. He was then suspended again after Guido revealed his rant about the “Jewish question”. 

Only a fraction of the new sign-ups were checked, and from those it was absolutely clear that the party had been infiltrated on an industrial scale. Huge numbers of former Green Party candidates, TUSC candidates, members of Left Unity, even Tories and ‘Kippers, had signed up. Yet this was clearly just the tip of the iceberg, many tens of thousands more had not been looked at. And those caught were mostly candidates – easy to find – how many harder to detect regular members of other parties were there? Sources estimate many thousands of entryists like those above have been allowed to remain in the party undetected…

This helps to explain Labour’s recent anti-Semitism crisis – an untold number of members with extreme views have not been looked at by the Compliance Unit. It also calls into question Jeremy Corbyn’s much-cited “mandate“. This is the new Labour Party, overrun with extremists on an unprecedented scale…

Scargill “Disgusted” With Corbyn

Arthur Scargill tells the BBC that Jezza has sold out on the EU and Trident:

“The message he should be putting forward is the one that we stood on the platform for and argued over what, 20 or 30 years, alongside Tony Benn and myself, and that is we should be coming out of the European Union; we should be calling upon people to vote ‘no.’ Secondly, he should be very clear and say the party’s policy is now clearly to scrap Trident… quite frankly, he’s done a u-turn, and I’m sorry to say I’m saddened and disgusted with the way that he’s behaved with these u-turns on fundamental policy.”

Watch what Corbyn really thinks about Brussels here

McDonnell Nervously Laughs Off Leadership Rumours

John McDonnell was asked about those stubbornly persistent leadership rumours on Westminster Hour:

BBC: “You’ve tried for the leadership several times, do you still hold it as an ambition?”

JM: “Nooo, of course not [Laughs] I’m so pleased in the role I’m playing at the moment…”

BBC: “Are you going to try for it again?”

JM: “Nooo, not at all [Laughs] The Telegraph newspaper ran some barmy story a couple of weeks ago that I was challenging for the leadership and I said, where have you got this from? Jeremy is my closest friend in politics for over 30 years. What do I have to do, have a civil partnership with him or something? It’s ridiculous [Laughs]”

BBC: “So you’re ruling it out?”

JM: “Of course I am. I’m so happy to support Jeremy in his leadership. I love the job I’m doing and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve waited most of my political life for a socialist to be leader of the Labour Party and here he is, and I’m doing everything I can to support him.”

Not sure that will convince everyone in Corbyn’s office…

John McDonnell v Caroline Flint

Red on red:

The actual McDonnell quote was “hold on to as much as we possibly can”, rather than “hang“:

Couldn’t they do this by text?

Labour Leadership Rivals Rake in Huge Donations

The Corbynista line this morning is that Jezza is safe from a coup, several “hostile” MPs agree with Tom Watson that he should be “given time” and judged on the next set of local elections in 12 months. Knives are being put away yet potential challengers’ coffers are being filled…

It’s notable that Tristram Hunt has raked in £85,000 of donations from Blairite sources. He’s taken a wedge off Blair backer Lord David Sainsbury (for whom Hunt used to work as a SpAd), Stoke City FC chairman Peter Coates and mega-bucks private equity adviser Trevor Chinn. That is a huge amount to take in for one month…

Chinn has also given money to Dan Jarvis, a much mooted leadership rival who has been coining it recently. Jarvis also received £12,500 last month from major Labour donor Peter Hearn, who tried in vain to bankroll Corbyn’s opponents last year. That’s in top of his hedge fund cash that he really doesn’t like talking about.

Margaret Hodge has loads in the bank though it helps that she’s also making £5,000 per speech at the moment. If the coup is delayed for a year that is a long time to raise a war chest…

UPDATE: Allies of Tristram say several of the donations registered this month were actually received in previous months, but had to be re-registered due to an administrative error. He is slowly and steadily amassing a lot of cash…

Ken: Creation of Israel “Fundamentally Wrong”

Ken has tripled down (quadrupled down?) on his Israel/Hitler comments. Footage translated by Memri TV from an Arabic news channel, has him saying the creation of the state of Israel was fundamentally wrong:

“The creation of the state of Israel was fundamentally wrong, because there had been a Palestinian community there for 2,000 years. The creation of the state of Israel was a great catastrophe. We should have absorbed the post-WWII Jewish refugees in Britain and America. They could all have been resettled, whereas 70 years later, the situation is still very tense, and there is potential for many more wars, potential for nuclear war.”

He says he boycotts Israeli goods:

“I never buy anything [that comes from Israel]. I could make mistakes sometimes. I like dates, but I don’t buy dates that come from Israel.”

He goes on about Hitler again:

“When Hitler won the elections in 1932 and came to power, his policy was not directed toward killing the Jews. He wanted to deport all the Zionists to Israel [sic]. If you look at the Arab world at the time, there were large Jewish communities that never suffered threats or attacks. They lived in peace alongside their Arab neighbours. But all of this was destroyed with the establishment of the state of Israel”

And he blames Israel and the west for ISIS and the Paris and Brussels attacks:

“I have always believed that the failure to resolve the [Palestinian] problem fuels the terrorist attacks. What makes a 15- or 16-year-old boy go and fight with ISIS, or carry out the barbaric attacks that we saw in Paris or Brussels? They don’t do it because they enjoy killing, but because they believe that they are the victims of injustice. The West must deal with the injustice, or will continue to fuel terrorism.”

Labour have taken a battering overnight in seats with high Jewish populations…

Corbynista Luvvies Abandon Labour

Last year Queen of the right-on celebs Emma Thompson endorsed Corbyn’s Labour, telling fans he is “very sound and intelligent”. Now she says she’s voting for the Women’s Equality Party because “I don’t feel spoken to by Labour”.

Surely top Corbynista Charlotte Church wouldn’t also abandon faith? Not long ago she called Jezza “cool-headed, honest and considerate”Alas…

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A blow for Labour’s core luvvie demographic…

Sadiq: “I’m Sorry” For Racial Slur Against Moderate Muslims

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Two More Labour Councillors Suspended

One hour and 17 minutes later, Miqdad Al-Nuaimi and Terry Kelly have been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation. Slow today…[…]

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Two More Labour Councillors Ranted About “Jews”

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Miqdad Al-Nuaimi is a Labour councillor in Newport. As you can see above, Cllr Al-Nuaimi has repeatedly compared Israel to the Nazis, he also describes the “connection” between Israel and ISIS as “very interesting”. Guido has just […]

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Khan Called Moderate Muslims “Uncle Toms” on Iranian State TV

The Mail has a video of Sadiq Khan being interviewed on Press TV, the Iranian state television channel, in 2009 while he was a government minister. In the clip Khan describes moderate Muslim groups as “Uncle Toms”. On […]

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