Naz Shah Apologises “For Offence Caused”

A very curt statement from Naz Shah on Guido’s revelations that she called for the mass “transportation” of Israelis out of the Middle East:

“This post from two years ago was made before I was an MP, does not reflect my views and I apologise for any offence it has caused.”

An apology for offence caused isn’t an apology. Shah sits on the Home Affairs Committee currently leading an inquiry into anti-Semitism…

Labour MP: Israelis Should Face “Transportation” Out of Middle East

A Labour MP has argued Israel should be “relocated” to America and praised the “transportation costs” of deporting Israeli Jews out of the Middle East. Naz Shah, who defeated George Galloway in Bradford West, shared a highly inflammatory graphic arguing in favour of the chilling “transportation” policy two years ago, adding the words “problem solved”. As these stories go, it is at the more controversial end of the scale…

The post argued the “solution” to the Israel-Palestine conflict is to “relocate Israel into the United States”, claiming the “transportation costs” of deporting Israelis would be “less than 3 years of defense spending”. Shah agreed, arguing it would “save them some pocket money“. You don’t have to be a history expert to see how incendiary these comments are…

Last night Shah confirmed to Guido that she was responsible for the posts. She says she is sorry and will be making a full apology in a statement, which has yet to arrive. She insists the comments were made before she was an MP and says her views on Israel have moderated over the last two years. This will be a difficult one for Corbyn – Labour members have been suspended from the party for less…

Labour “Holocaust” Loony Denies He’s Been Suspended

This morning Jewish News reported that Labour had suspended party member John McAuliffe after he described the Holocaust as a “useful political tool of the Zionist government in Israel to establish a financial racket in the West”. The Corbyn era is attracting such charmers…

McAuliffe however tonight denied he has been suspended:

We’ve been here before. Labour told Guido they’d suspended Beinazir Lasharie over her ISIS-Israel conspiracy theories, yet Lasharie denied that was the case. Similarly, Labour insisted they had suspended anti-Semitic loon Bob Campbell, only for him also to deny he had been booted out. This is a recurring theme. Are Labour actually kicking these people out of their party, or are they just telling that to the press to make the stories go away?

Happy Meal? Watson’s McDonald’s Summit With Key Anti-Corbyn Plotter

This photo tweeted by the EyeSpy.MP account shows Tom Watson McSlurping a drink in a McDonald’s in Dudley on Saturday. Tucking into a burger alongside him is Ian Austin, the former Brownite boot boy who famously plotted with “Tommy Two Dinners” in a Dudley pub in 2006. These days Austin is one of Jeremy Corbyn’s fiercest and most vocal critics. An interesting choice of venue considering the row over zero hours and union recognition culminating in Corbyn’s Maccy D’s boycott just days earlier. From Curry House Plot to McDonald’s Mutiny…

10% of Corbyn’s Inheritance Set Aside For CND

10% of Jeremy Corbyn’s significant inheritance was set aside for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Guido can reveal. When the Labour leader’s mother passed away in 1989, she left Jezza and his three brothers a hugely valuable estate worth the equivalent of nearly £600,000 in today’s money. Mrs Corbyn expressed a “hope” that, after taxes, her sons would give one tenth of their inheritance to organisations including the CND and Greenpeace. So that’s where Jeremy got his strong unilateralist principles from. More awkwardly, did Piers Corbyn, the famous climate change denier, really give thousands to Greenpeace as mum wished?

So how much did Corbyn inherit? After taxes Jezza received the equivalent of around £100,000 in today’s money. Dave isn’t the only leader who enjoyed the privilege of well-off parents…

Jason Cowley v Tom Baldwin

New Statesman editor Jason Cowley buries humourless former Miliband aide Tom Baldwin:

Stop, stop, he’s already dead.

Former Labour Aide: Not Racist to Question Khan

Yet another intervention in the debate on Sadiq Khan’s links to extremists – this was Atma Singh on LBC yesterday:

“I think Sadiq Khan is using a smokescreen to hide the fact that he has associated with a lot of people who support terrorism and I think that does raise questions about his suitability to be mayor of London and especially when terrorism is such an imminent threat to the UK. He has never denied that he has associated with these people and it’s also a fact that those people have supported terrorism. Now the question is why, and on what basis, was Sadiq Khan associating with them. And I think this is an area for legitimate scrutiny, it’s not Islamophobic or racist to ask questions and to ask Sadiq Khan to provide answers and it’s not.. he can’t hide behind these slogans of racism or Islamophobia.”

And who is Atma Singh? Not a member of Zac Goldsmith’s campaign team. Not a voice from the right. He’s a former aide to Ken Livingstone, former Labour Party adviser and even a former member of Socialist Action. Do Labour think their own former aide is an Islamophobe too?

Gordon’s Popularity Plummeted Since 2007

Gordon Graphage

The above graph illustrates the number of babies named “Gordon” in the UK since 2007, according to ONS figures. For some reason, Gordon’s popularity plummeted in the years from 2007 to 2010. Not sure what happened to make it go out of fashion. Other than the curse of Jonah…

Team Corbyn Not Sure He’ll Be Leader By End of Year

corbyn

The following job advert has just been distributed internally by the Labour Party:

Role: Leader’s Office Media Spokesperson

Salary: £41,774.11 per annum with annual fixed sum allowance of £1003

Duration: Fixed term contract for the period only that Jeremy Corbyn

[…]

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Will Corbyn Take £30,000 of Trident Cash?

bae

The photo above shows BAE Systems, the main Trident contractor, advertising at Labour Party conference in Brighton last year. “We are agile in responding to change” they told Corbynistas in a conciliatory approach. Traditionally BAE advertise with Labour every […]

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Khan Admits “Giving Impression” He Held Extreme Views

Sadiq was grilled by Brillo during last night’s BBC mayoral debate on his links to radical imam Suliman Gani, a well-known name to Guido readers. Khan insisted he did not regret appearing on a platform with Gani but confessed […]

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McDonnell and Momentum Seek “Labour Consensus”

Corbyn allies note with interest that both John McDonnell and Momentum chief Jon Lansman attended the launch of a new group called Labour Consensus on Tuesday. The group is a soft-left attempt to unite the far-left of the party with […]

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