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. Max Shanly, a key Momentum ally of Jon Lansman who has previously been accused of bullying, says the row and resignation are “great” news:

So according to Momentum claims of anti-Semitism are all part of a “smear campaign” by “the Right of the Party”. Perhaps it is all a Zionist conspiracy, eh?

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. The decision of the club to endorse a movement with a history of targetting [sic] and harassing Jewish students and inviting antisemitic speakers to campuses, despite the concerns of Jewish students, illustrates how uneven and insincere much of the active membership is”

The Corbynista effect…

H/T James Bloodworth

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”. Anti-war campaigners must be up in arms…

Head over to the Stop the War Coalition website today and there is no mention of the Russian air strikes in Syria anywhere. The site instead leads with a Stop the War protest against Nicky Morgan. Good to see the tankies are all over the big issues…

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. Jeremy floated an idea – I don’t think we are probably going to hear of that one again. I would be surprised if we did. I don’t think that’s a runner.”

One of the more peculiar consequences of Corbyn’s leadership is that he makes the likes of Blanchflower and Murphy seem almost reasonable…

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“. In other words, it was a fix.

From: Jon Lansman
To: xxxx
Sent: Feb 1

Thanks for your email.

I too am looking forward to getting the structure confirmed at the meeting on Saturday. To a large extent, as you note, this will mostly be just a formality as we have already confirmed those who will be setting the direction for Momentum, myself included. These individuals will formally take their roles on the Steering Committee this Saturday.

This email was sent five days before the sham election, at which time Lansman already knew the result.

In another leaked email, Lansman is asked if the trade unions involved in Momentum will have concerns over bumper staff salaries. Lansman warns that the salaries must be kept confidential, writing that Unite political director Jennie Formby is “clueless“:

From: Jon Lansman
To: xxxx
Sent: Feb 1

Jennie is fairly clueless and as long as the proper procedures are followed on Saturday, I do not anticipate any issues.

So Lansman wants to keep Unite in the dark about how much Momentum are paying their top team, mocking Formby as “clueless” about salaries. Would be a shame if Jennie were to find out…

UPDATE: Lansman tells Guido the emails we have, sent from his email address and with his email signature, are “complete fabrications”. Lansman insists he is “good friends” with Formby and says he may have been hacked:

“I am not aware of anyone hacking into my emails but I can assure you I did not send either of those emails. If someone has hacked my email I would certainly like to know. I shall be changing my passwords.”

Corbyn Brother’s Bizarre Response to Death of Man and 4 Year Old Son: “LOL”

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Guido can’t quite get his head round this ‘joke’ from Jeremy Corbyn’s climate-sceptic big brother. Piers Corbyn has responded to a horrible story about a dad and his young son dying after falling through ice by writing: “TRAGIC #GlobalWarming kills! LOL”. Jezza is not the nuttiest member of the Corbyn family…

UPDATE: Piers is also promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories:

Corbyn Aide: I Think We Should Shoot Woodcock

Gavin Sibthorpe, above left, works in Jeremy Corbyn’s office as the Labour leader’s events officer. He is a relatively senior figure in the Labour leadership, and was named alongside Simon Fletcher and Andrew Fisher in the New Statesman’s Who’s Who of Corbyn’s team. Judging by his Instagram account, Sibthorpe will fit right in.

Under a screenshot of an email sent by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Shooting and Conservation last week, titled “Woodcock, to shoot or not to shoot?”, Sibthorpe (sibby_gav) couldn’t resist writing: “I think we should shoot”. Has this Corbyn aide taken up rural sports? Or could he possibly be talking about troublesome Labour moderate John Woodcock?

Geddit?

Guido is told this email has been widely circulated among Labour lefties making similar gags about their own MP. Best do it in private, comrades…

UPDATE: Woodcock responds:

Tequila Scammers: Lansman’s Late Night Secret Election

Momentum is supposedly a grassroots organisation run by the people, for the people. So how do they elect their national representatives? Meet Frankie Leach, a 19 year-old International Politics student at Manchester Met. Frankie is also a Momentum activist who spent Saturday night boozing with the group’s boss Jon Lansman.

She tweeted at 1:06 a.m.
tweet 1With picture evidence (that’s Lansman on the right):

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3 minutes later at 1:09 a.m., congratulations were in order:
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Guido has no idea what happened in those three minutes, but lefty sources claim Lansman went from a tequila slammer to a sham of an election. Just what did the 58 year old silver fox, who appears to drink cider and black, see in Frankie?

David “The Jews” Ward Marks Holocaust Memorial Day

It is three years ago that former LibDem MP David Ward marked Holocaust Memorial Day with that rant about “the Jews” on Sky News. Since then, Ward has been booted out of parliament and now spends his time campaigning […]

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Corbynistas Split Over “Leaks to Right-Wing Bloggers”

‘Red Labour’ is one of the many groups of far-left agitators which campaigned to elect Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. It boasts some 30,000 followers and grandly describes itself as “undoubtedly one of the big untold success stories of political […]

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“F**k Israel”: Palestine Activists Throw Chairs and Smash Windows

Police were called to King’s College London last night after ‘Action Palestine’ activists allegedly assaulted members of the Israel Society, throwing chairs and smashing windows. The violent scenes took place at a protest against an event where liberal Israeli peace […]

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McDonnell Struggles to ‘Get Away From Westminster’

Yesterday John McDonnell announced he would be holding a series of free seminars on “The New Economics“. The Shadow Chancellor said his aim was “getting away from it being a Westminster dominated view”. Guido looks forward to the […]

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