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?
Unite had up until now managed to stay out of the Labour anti-Semitism crisis. That’s not good enough for the London ITC branch of the Union, who will next Thursday be debating readmitting suspended members. Sources say the following is specifically about anti-Semitism. The branch’s motion claims:
There has been a wave of expulsions within the Labour Party, targeting socialist activists and supporters of Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
These comrades are being expelled on the grounds that they do not support the aims and values of the Labour Party.
This branch believes the expelled comrades are loyal Labour Party members, who are being targeted on spurious grounds as part of a right-wing campaign to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
The lack of due process involved in these expulsions is outrageous, as is the failure to apply the principles of natural justice.
The shadowy and unaccountable Compliance Unit is acting in the manner of a vigilante as a law unto itself.
This branch demands that a stop be brought to these expulsions and that all those who do support the aims and values of the Labour Party be welcomed into the Party with open arms.
That the Compliance Unit be abolished. That, rather than expelling socialist activists, Labour focus its attention on uniting together around a socialist programme in order to defend Corbyn, kick out the Tories, and end austerity.
Loyal Labour party members who believe Zionists colluded with the Nazis, Israelis should be “relocated“, and who call on their comrades to “address the Jewish question“. All comrades targeted on spurious grounds, apparently…
Expelled Labour mentalist Gerry Downing has written a 4,923 word appeal to Labour’s NEC asking them to reinstate him into the party, again. Some highlights include an attached photo of a book titled “The Jewish Question” and the claim that Labour Friends of Israel is “a prime example of a technique pioneered by the Nazis; Goebbels’ technique of the Big Lie”. Intriguingly, Downing also reveals that:
“Previously the appeal body (NEC Panel) decided that support for Socialist Fight, the Marxist publication and trend that I support, was compatible with membership of the Labour Party, since it has never stood in elections against Labour in the past and had no intention of doing so in the future… I openly stated my revolutionary socialist beliefs in the original Twitter profile that was the basis for my original expulsion, and did not in any way disavow those beliefs in making my original appeal – in fact I reiterated them. My revolutionary Trotskyist views were taken into account by those who granted the appeal and all my political positions were available to them.”
According to Downing, Labour’s NEC told him Trotskyists are welcome…
Gerry Downing was given the opportunity to broadcast his call for socialist revolution on the Daily Politics. He also refused to condemn ISIS and elaborated on his views about “the Jewish question”…
“Guido Fawkes – a right wing bigot, a true political heir of William Joyce. He is another Lord Haw Haw. I will not be slandered and have my political views distorted and lied about by political scoundrels like Staines, Cameron and [Andrew] Neil. I will refute their slanders and put forward my true political beliefs. If I get expelled from the Labour party for those I have grounds to fightback. I will not accept being expelled for the outright lies that are now circulating about me and the politics of Socialist Fight.”
Readers can make up their minds about Downing’s views by reading the full quotes, in context. Guido hears Downing will be appearing on the Daily Politics later this morning with that scoundrel Andrew Neil…
A Labour spokesman tells Guido that race row 9/11 apologist Gerry Downing has been “excluded” from the party tonight following our revelations:
“Following further evidence that has come to light, Gerry Downing has now been excluded from the Labour Party by the NEC panel.”
Will Corbyn overturn the NEC’s decision?
See all our exclusive stories on Gerry Downing here.
Jeremy Corbyn still hasn’t commented on the readmission to the Labour Party of 9/11 apologist Gerry Downing. Perhaps he will after he reads this.
An unbylined article on Downing’s Socialist Fight website, which Downing himself tweeted, is headlined: “Why Marxists must address the Jewish Question”. The piece speaks for itself:
“The role Zionists have played in the attempted witch-hunt against Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign is glaringly obvious… Since the dawning of the period of neo-liberal capitalism in the 1970s, elements of the Jewish-Zionist bourgeoisie, from Milton Friedman to Henry Kissinger to the pro-Israel ideologues of the War on Terror, have played a vanguard role for the capitalist offensive against the workers.”
Downing appears to have an obsession with “Jewish” people:
Labour’s ruling NEC readmitted this man to the party…
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:
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:
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,
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.”