Gerry Downing, who was expelled from the Labour Party after Guido revealed his rants about “the Jewish question”, has vowed to vote in the leadership election. Downing told LBC he will seek to vote as an affiliate member via his trade union. Marc Wadsworth, the Momentum activist who was suspended after abusing a Jewish MP, also says he will vote as an affiliate. Will Labour HQ try to block them?
Time for an update from the socialist paradise of Venezuela. This week their tyrannical president Nicolas Maduro, ideological brother of Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott, Owen Jones, Seumas Milne et al, was condemned by Amnesty International for passing a “forced labour” law. Maduro signed the decree giving the state power to compel citizens to go and work in the fields. Amnesty say:
“A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labour”
Extreme poverty in Venezuela has risen by 53% since 2014, 90% of Venezuelans are eating less than they did last year, and animals in the country’s zoos are starving to death due to food shortages. This is what the Shadow Justice Secretary was saying just a year ago:
“There is an alternative…”
In 2010 John McDonnell insisted he was “sorry” for saying he would like to go back in time and assassinate Thatcher. Readers will be stunned to learn his apology might not have been genuine. New YouTube footage, which has only been viewed 45 times, shows McDonnell speaking in 2014. He once again repeats his bizarre obsession with killing Maggie, to cheers from an audience of trade unionists. The dreadful Angela Rayner, who is now the Shadow Education Secretary, bursts out laughing. Shame his mates used to take it seriously…
Jeremy Corbyn’s ex-wife thinks the pharmaceutical industry deliberately hides causes of cancer in order to “make profit from this illness”. Claudia Bracchitta, the mother of Jezza’s three sons, posted a string of links on her Facebook which claimed there are:
“ten causes of cancer that are kept in secret so the pharmaceutical industry can make profit from this illness”
Guess she won’t be voting for Owen Smith then…
Claudia’s Facebook page is a laugh riot – she promoted the loony conspiracy theory that Portland Communications was behind the Labour coup, says the BBC is the “British Brainwashing Corporation” and posted a picture of Laura Kuenssberg with gaffer tape on her face. She’s also a member of a group called “Jeremy Corbyn’s Terrible Thugs”. She reckons “WE LIVE IN A POWER/MEDIA DICTATORSHIP”, absolutely loves George Galloway and wants Tony Blair sent to jail. Claudia is a true believer – she makes Jez look like a Tory!
Paul Mason laid out his loony left vision for the Labour party in a series of bizarre rants targeting Blairites:
“For the Blairites, for the twenty or thirty ultra Blairites, you know, the torture, rendition and Iraq war brigade, they might feel happier in a centrist party.”
He also manages to throw the Greek Syriza party in for good measure. How’s that going for them?
Members of a private Facebook group which organised £25 payments for people to vote for Corbyn used an unsubtle code to disguise what they were up to. Thousands of Corbynistas signed up to the secret “Gimme 25 page” yesterday, all asking for the exact same sum, £25, to pay their “internet data” and other necessities by the exact same deadline, 5pm. The fee to vote in the Labour leadership election was £25 and the deadline was, you guessed it, 5pm. Guido has spoken to one source who joined the group and submitted a request £25 to vote for Owen Smith. The administrators of the group did not approve his post. Labour successfully shut down one group doing similar but last night large numbers claimed to have successfully had their votes paid for via “Gimme 25”. Good luck weeding them out, Iain McNicol….
Hard left members of the NUS have voted to block Jewish students from choosing their own representative on the union’s anti-racism committee. A vote to put a Jewish student chosen by other Jewish students back on the committee was rejected last night. Rather than consulting with the Union of Jewish Students, as happened in previous years, the NUS NEC will now pick their own comrade to serve on the committee instead. The motion was a close run thing, requiring a deciding vote from none other than NUS president Malia “Zionist-led media” Bouattia. You can guess which way she voted…
The UJS are understandably concerned, saying in a statement:
“Today, NUS NEC once again showed its complete lack of commitment to Jewish students by voting for a motion that means that Jewish students will have no say in who represents them on the NUS Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism (ARAF) committee. It will now be down to NEC to elect the ARAF committee and therefore to decide on behalf of Jewish students who represents them. This decision is undemocratic and excludes the 8,500 Jewish students that we represent. It was no surprise that the NUS President, Malia Bouattia, who had the deciding vote, once again showed that she has absolutely no interest in defending Jewish students’ interests by voting to remove the ability of Jewish students to shape for themselves the student movements’ fight against racism and fascism.”
Another stunning success for the “Zio”-hating NUS…
Aaron Bastani is getting a lot of airtime as the top Corbynista blogger from Novara, an eccentric far-left site which fangirls over Jezza. So who exactly is Corbyn’s greatest cheerleader? Guido can reveal that Bastani used to go by the name Aaron Peters. In 2009, an article appeared under his name in the UCL Conservative Society student newspaper, in which ‘Aaron Peters’ praised Iain Duncan Smith and Blairite James Purnell:
“While the two major parties may substantially disagree over a number of key issues Ian Duncan-Smith’s Centre for Social Justice’s recent report of Breakthrough Britain: Dynamic Benefits seems a continuation of the excellent ‘workfare’ policies of former Labour cabinet member James Purnell in his short time as head of the Department of Work and Pensions”
Bastani/Peters admits to Guido that he did agree to write an article for the Tory newspaper as a favour to a friend. However he insists the friend “modified” his words to add the bit about IDS and Purnell. He claims “I didn’t write” the words that appear under his byline. You can see why he’d want to distance himself – this would ruin his street cred with his Corbynista mates…
The star of Labour’s latest Party Political Broadcast said there are “similarities between Israel and Nazis”, Guido can reveal. Jawad Khan was the poster boy for Labour’s newest PPB and is pictured with Jeremy Corbyn on his Facebook page above.[…]
Jackie Walker is the senior Momentum organiser who was suspended from the Labour Party for writing that “Jews” were the “chief financiers of the sugar and slave trade” and asking “what debt do we owe the Jews?”. She’s just been let back in – a Labour spokesman says:
“Following the outcome of an investigation, Jacqueline Walker is no longer suspended and remains a member of the party.”
Walker received support from the Momentum leadership during her suspension.[…]
The pro-Chavez cabal at the heart of the British left threw their full support behind President Maduro’s socialist tyranny when he took over Venezuela in 2013. Owen Jones, Seumus Milne, Diane Abbott and even Jeremy Corbyn all piled in to support the regime, with Corbyn’s spin doctor Seamus Milne declaring “Venezuela and its progressive allies in Latin America matter to the rest of the world… because they have demonstrated that there are multiple social and economic alternatives to the failed neoliberal system that still has the west and its allies in its grip.” So where do they stand on Maduro now…
Neither Jones nor Milne have mentioned Venezuela on Twitter in a year, while Abbott and Corbyn have remained silent now for three.[…]
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.[…]
Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis has not affected their performance in Bradford, where suspended “zio” hater Mohammed Shabbir comfortably held his seat. Intriguingly he won more votes this time round, since his comments came to light…
LibDem David Ward has also returned to elected office, joining Shabbir and co on what must be a very tolerant and progressive Bradford council.[…]
Ken has been on Sky again to attack “embittered old Blairites” and “far right Labour MPs”, before the Hitler klaxon was sounded:
“There was a relationship between a small section of the Jewish community and Adolf Hitler… I don’t think the people of Israel need to be ashamed about what happened 80 years ago.”
Sure they’ll be pleased to know.[…]
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.