McDonnell Pals With 9/11 Apologist

Why did Labour’s Corbynista-controlled NEC accept Gerry Downing’s appeal and let the 9/11 apologist back into the party? Surely nothing to do with the fact he is chums with John McDonnell. Watch as McDonnell and Downing laugh together and rant about “militant” strike action on a panel three years ago:

Downing has written extensively about his Trotskyite views and his justification for terrorism for years. There’s no need for McDonnell to scrap the compliance unit, they’re letting his mental mates in anyway…

UPDATE: There’s more:

Cameron Calls on Corbyn to Expel 9/11 Apologist

The PM raises Guido’s scoop on Labour’s 9/11 apologist at PMQs:

“I was completely appalled to see yesterday that the Labour Party have readmitted someone to their party who says that the 9/11 suicide bombers, and I quote, “must never be condemned”, and belongs to an organisation that says “we defend the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq”. These are appalling views and I hope that the Leader of the Opposition will throw this person out of the party rather than welcome him in.”

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9/11 Apologist Reinstated as Full Labour Member

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Guido has obtained the Labour Compliance Unit email confirming that Gerry Downing has been reinstated as a full member. Downing runs Socialist Fight, a Trotskyist group which has defended ISIS, and has personally apologised for the 9/11 hijackers. Here is the email:

Dear Gerry,

Appeal Reference: 1535467

We emailed you in November to let you know that after review by a second NEC panel, it had been decided that your membership would be re-activated pending endorsement from your CLP.

I am now writing to inform you that your CLP has not objected to your membership within the 8 week period in which they were allowed to do so, therefore you are now a full member of the Labour Party with the constitutional rights of an ordinary member. This means that you can attend appropriate meetings with a right to vote.

Currently your membership record states that you joined on 20/11/2015; the date your membership was reactivated, but your application to join was initially received on 22/02/2007. You can, if you wish, backdate your Join Date to the date your application was received, upon payment of any membership fees that are unpaid, from receipt of your application. To do this please call Member Services on 0345 092 2299. Member Services will tell you how much you will need to pay in back fees and be able to take payment, if you have your bank or card details available.

You do not have to backdate your membership, but some party activities, e.g. selecting electoral candidates, require participating members to have a minimum length of membership, which is calculated from an individual’s Join Date.

I want to take this opportunity to welcome you back into full membership of the party.

All the Best,

Compliance Administrator

The Labour Party

A Labour Party spokesman declined several opportunities to comment. This the sort of person Labour “welcome” into their party…

UPDATE: A Labour spokesman confirms he was reinstated by the NEC:

“Gerry Downing was excluded from the Labour Party in 2015. Following an appeal and after no objections were received from his CLP a panel of the NEC agreed to reinstate his membership. If new evidence comes to light the Labour Party will review that evidence and make sure the rules of the Party are upheld.”

Milne’s “Vote Maoist” Poster

John Whittingdale, who attended Winchester College with Seumas Milne, reveals the now Labour comms chief’s election pitch from their schooldays. Read Milne’s Maoist manifesto here

Pic via Sam Coates

Comrade Mason Achieves Entryist Ambition

Business Insider have unearthed a 1987 ITN clip of a dashing Paul Mason handing out the Workers’ Power newspaper and talking about “building revolutionary politics within the Labour Party”. Workers’ Power were a militant Trotskyist entryist group which infiltrated Labour in the eighties when Mason was working as a music teacher – his economics is all self-taught. The same year Mason was distributing their material, they published a pamphlet commemorating the Russian revolution and praising Lenin. It has taken nearly thirty years to achieve his entryist ambitions, now finally Labour’s Shadow Chancellor has signed him up to help with Labour’s economic policy…

Hat-tip: the artist formerly known as TechnoGuido, Jeremy Wilson.

“Moderate” Eddie Izzard v Momentum For Labour’s NEC

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Not content with giving the lipstick kiss of death to the euro, Ken, Gordon, Yes to AV, Miliband and Burnham, Eddie Izzard is running for Labour’s NEC. They’re a bunch of comedians…

The Staggers reports Eddie will be the moderate candidate fighting the far-left Momentum slate:

The entry of Izzard into the race will come as a blow to the Grassroots Alliance, the left slate backed by Momentum… [Izzard] describes himself as a “radical moderate. I do radical things with a  moderate message”.

Like the Iran-Iraq war, it’s a pity they can’t both lose.

Revealed: Extremist Speakers at Oxford Labour Club’s “Apartheid Week”

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The Oxford anti-Semitism row which prompted the resignation of the Labour Club chairman Alex Chalmers was sparked by their decision to support the 10 year anniversary of “Israeli Apartheid Week”. Shock horror, Guido can reveal that this week’s festivities and the previous annual “Apartheid Week” events hosted at Oxford have featured a host of anti-Semitic guest speakers with disturbing views. Here is a breakdown…

Omar Barghouti:

  • Has said that Jews were involved in carrying out the Holocaust: “There were Jews in every main position of power in Nazi Germany… There were Jewish guards at concentration camps.
  • Claims “racist, often sadistic” Israeli soldiers are meting out “punishment… to Palestinian civilians” in a manner “reminiscent of common Nazi practices against the Jews.”

Avi Shilam:

  • Blames Israel for anti-Semitic attacks on Jews: “It is this brand of cruel Zionism that is the real enemy of what remains of liberal Israel and of the Jews outside Israel. It is the enemy because it fuels the flames of virulent and sometimes violent anti-Semitism. Israel’s policies are the cause; hatred of Israel and anti-Semitism are the consequences.”

Haneen Zoabi:

  • Defended hate preacher convicted of fundraising for Hamas.
  • Promotes anti-Israel conspiracy theories: “Pro-Israel organisations in Britain and elsewhere are manipulating growing European Islamophobia to discredit us…The British authorities have fallen into an Israeli trap… The pro-Israeli lobby must not be allowed to determine politics in Britain.”
  • Outed as an anti-Semite by her own nephew.

Joseph Massad:

  • Wrote an article stressing the similarity between Zionism and Nazism. The article caused a significant uproar and was removed from Al Jazeera.

Support for hate preachers, anti-Jewish conspiracy theorists, activists who compare Jews to Nazis, and Israeli victim-blaming. Just a few speakers aligned to the Oxford Labour Club anti-Israel events this week…

Momentum Launching “People’s PPE”

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This is not a parody: Momentum, the movement run for the people by the people, are launching a new series of lectures titled “People’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics”. The “People’s PPE” forums will seek “to bring political education and awareness back down to a community level”. Will they be achieving class consciousness in the working men’s clubs of Doncaster and Rochdale? Of course not, the first event will be held in a community centre in Hackney.

Headlining are failed Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and Mufti Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf Mangera, an imam who previously warned of the dangers of capitalism:

“Living in a capitalist system, we have become institutionalised into decadence, indulgence and consumerism… Only the Godfearing are saved!”

Ann “There is a money tree” Pettifor rounds off the line-up. Onwards comrades, to obscurity…

Ken’s “Anti-Jewish Sentiment”

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Ken Livingstone has been on LBC to dismiss the Oxford Labour anti-Semitism row, claiming that in all his decades on the Labour left he “never heard any anti-Jewish sentiment”, and that he can’t be anti-Semitic because he’s had two Jewish girlfriends.[…]

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Jezza’s Jihadi Baddie Buddy

Suliman Gani is an Islamic extremist who thinks women are “subservient” to men, has condemned homosexuality and demanded “justice” for an al-Qaeda terrorist. On the night of the Paris attacks, Suliman appeared at an “Islamic question time” event where speakers called for an “Islamic state”.[…]

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Oxford Labour Race Row: “All Jews Are Legitimate Targets”

After the chair of the Oxford University Labour club quit alleging anti-Semitism, other members of the organisation have come forward with fresh racism claims against fellow Labour members. The new allegations include:

  • Several people, all of whom have been on the committee, have been known to sing the song “Rockets Over Tel Aviv” and have specifically expressed support for Hamas’ tactic of launching indiscriminate attacks against Israel’s Jewish citizens
  • One member stated that it was ‘not anti-Semitic’ to allege the existence of an international Jewish conspiracy
  • One member, then on committee, stated that all Jews should be expected to publicly denounce Zionism and the state of Israel, and that we should not associate with any Jew who fails to do so
  • One member was formally disciplined by their college for organising a group of students to harass a Jewish student and to shout ‘filthy Zionist’ whenever they saw her
  • One member argued that Hamas was justified in its policy of killing Jewish civilians and claimed that all Jews were legitimate targets 

There has been no comment from the leader’s office or the Shadow Cabinet as we enter day three of the Oxford Labour race row.[…]

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Momentum Fixer Praises Oxford Labour Anti-Semitism Row

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Last night Guido reported that the chair of Oxford University Labour club has resigned in protest at anti-Semitism in the organisation. The official line is that Labour are “deeply troubled” by claims of racism, though Momentum don’t seem to have got the memo.[…]

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Oxford Labour Chair Quits Over Anti-Semitism

The chairman of Oxford University Labour club has resigned in protest at anti-Semitic and terror sympathising members of the organisation. Alex Chalmers claims “the student left in Oxford more generally have some kind of problem with Jews”:

Whether it be members of the Executive throwing around the term ‘Zio’ (a term for Jews usually confined to websites run by the Ku Klux Klan) with casual abandon, senior members of the club expressing their ‘solidarity’ with Hamas and explitictly [sic] defending their tactics of indiscriminately murdering civilians, or a former Co-Chair claiming that ‘most accusations of antisemitism are just the Zionists crying wolf’, a large proportion of both OULC and the student left in Oxford more generally have some kind of problem with Jews.

[…]

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Stop the War Silent on Russian Bombing, Vocal on Nicky Morgan

Despite the so-called ‘ceasefire’ in Syria, Russian planes have been accused of bombing a Medicin Sans Frontieres hospital this morning, killing nine people. According to the humanitarian aid organisation, “This appears to be a deliberate attack on a health structure, and we condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms”.[…]

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Another Corbynomics Guru Slams Dividend Ban Plan

Last month John McDonnell’s economics adviser David Blanchflower savaged Corbyn’s plan to ban businesses from distributing dividends as “silly stuff“. Now Richard Murphy, the so-called guru of Corbynomics with his People’s QE, has twisted the knife into Jezza’s mad idea:

“I think it was one of those ideas that has been floated which… didn’t fly.

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LEAK: Lansman Emails Mock “Clueless” Unite Chief

On Saturday Momentum’s 52 person National Committee convened for the first time, telling supporters that the purpose of the meeting was to elect a Steering Committee of 14 senior figures who will run the organisation. Yet in leaked emails sent the week before, Momentum chief Jon Lansman boasts that the election will be a “formality” because Steering Committee members had already been “confirmed“.[…]

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