Corbynista Wars: Bastani and Shanly Excommunicated

This is definitely not funny at all. The Labour General Secretary Corbynista infighting has claimed two more victims as lefties supporting Jon Lansman are excommunicated for daring to challenge the Leader’s Office choice Jennie Formby. Things are getting serious: Jeremy Corbyn has unfollowed Novara Media’s Aaron Bastani on Twitter. You can tell he’s really upset by it:

Meanwhile Lansman’s protege Max Shanly has been booted off the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy executive. The Campaign for Labour Party Democracy not exactly campaigning for Labour Party democracy by demanding no candidate stands against Formby…

The revolution devours its children…

Corbynistas Openly Using McDonnell’s IRA Nickname “The Quartermaster”

Top Corbynistas are openly referring to John McDonnell by his IRA nickname “The Quartermaster”. Momentum man Max Shanly called the Shadow Chancellor by his IRA nom de guerre on this week’s Novara Media All The Best podcast. Appearing alongside former Corbyn spokesman Matt Zarb-Cousin, Shanly said:

“I went to John McDonnell’s Alternative Models of Ownership Conference this weekend… it was very interesting, I don’t know how many of you have read the Alternative Models of Ownership report commissioned by The Quartermaster and Rebecca Long-Bailey, but it’s a very good read.”

As WikiGuido revealed in 2016:

“The story goes that McDonnell used to frequent a working men’s club in Camden which was known as a hub of IRA activity at the time. He was said to be so pally with the republicans who drank there that it allegedly led to him being given the nickname ‘The Quartermaster’. The joke among local Labour figures was that he was so involved he must have had his own quasi-military rank. His spokesman does not deny he was a regular visitor, but says: ‘It may have been a nickname for him as he was resourceful and in charge of budgets at the GLA.’”

It’s the second time in as many weeks the All The Best podcast has got Corbynistas in trouble. Last week Guido told how Clare Kober’s demise was cheered on during an episode of the socialist broadcast: Shanly shouted “she’s dead”. The brocialists later apologised. All The Best gaffes…

Brocialists Sorry for Kober “She’s Dead” Crack

A swift apology from the three musketeers of brocialism after their locker room banter on Labour moderate Claire Kober got out of hand, culminating in Max “Gammon” Shanly cheering “she’s dead“:

Heavyweight Aaron Bastani would only apologise “for any offence”:

Best keep the #EverydaySexism off air in future, lads.

“She’s Dead” – Moment Corbynistas Celebrated Claire Kober’s Downfall

This is the moment top Corbynistas Max Shanly, Aaron Bastani and Matt Zarb-Cousin found out Labour moderate Claire Kober had resigned as Haringey council leader. Shanly, Momentum protege of Jon Lansman, exclaims: “She’s dead!”, before being rebuked by the slightly more savvy ex-Corbyn spokesman Zarb-Cousin for his ill-advised choice of language. The three brocialists go on to mock the “Blasted sexism and bullying by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn”. Just locker room talk…

Corbynistas Plotting to Deselect Moderates Again

Diane Abbott has signalled that Labour MPs are likely to face deselection challenges this parliament, telling today’s Progress conference “you can’t cut across local parties” looking to take out moderates. Diane could have shut down talk of deselections, instead she has carefully and deliberately left the option open. The true Corbynista viewpoint has been expressed by Jon Lansman’s apprentice Max Shanly, who vowed yesterday that Labour’s membership will deselect moderate candidates:

A reality check for those pathetic Labour moderates who spent months telling voters Corbyn wasn’t fit to lead and are now grovelling for their careers. The Yvettes, Chukas and Woodcocks cringingly sucking up to the hard-left deserve everything their side of the party is going to get…

Top Momentum Fixer: Give Up On Parliamentary Socialism

A fascinating insight into the minds of the hard-left from Momentum fixer Max Shanly, protégé of Jon Lansman. Asked why Corbyn should remain as leader if he cannot win an election, Shanly opined:

“You’ve fallen into the trap of Parliamentary Socialism. We were never going to win in 2020 regardless of leader. Anyone with more than two brain cells should have drawn that conclusion from the exit poll in 2015. The democratic road to socialism is not the same as the parliamentary road.”

There you have it from an avowed Corbynista. Labour aren’t going to win a general election under Corbyn so they shouldn’t bother going down the parliamentary road…

Top Momentum Fixer’s Steven Woolfe Slur

Max Shanly, the top Momentum fixer who was made famous by Dispatches, said yesterday that he hoped Steven Woolfe didn’t recover from his injuries. Shanly wrote the above post on a private group of young Labour members, calling Woolfe a “fascist” and blasting others for sending him messages of goodwill. Shanly is an important figure on the hard-left and is Jon Lansman’s protege. Imagine the reaction if a leading Kipper had said that about a Labour politician who was believed to be fighting for their life…

Buried Labour Anti-Semitism Report Leaked

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The Jewish Chronicle have got hold of the Baroness Royall report into anti-Semitism at Oxford University Labour Club. The report is damning and confirms there were “incidents of antisemitic behaviour” and that “Some Jewish members do not feel comfortable attending the [OULC] meetings, let alone participating”. These findings were presented to Labour’s NEC who then covered them up. Though no names are mentioned in the report, the suppressed allegations involved Corbynistas James Elliott and Max Shanly. Instead of publishing, Corbyn then set up the Shami Chakrabarti inquiry, may or may not have offered her a peerage, and she then whitewashed the allegations. Why did the NEC cover up Baroness Royall’s findings other than to hide anti-Semitism by leading Corbynistas?

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?

Leninist Momentum Fixer Wipes Social Media Amid Bullying Claims

All is not well in Momentum. Disgruntled members of the Corbynista campaign group have leaked a cache of embarrassing Facebook discussions, accusing fellow activists of “bullying and intimidation”. Max Shanly is an ally of Momentum chief Jon Lansman and is on the executive committee of the Labour youth wing. He calls himself an “unofficial agitator” for Corbyn and has been described to Guido as a “Leninist” and a “poundshop Mark Clarke”. Judging by these leaked messages, he lacks Clarke’s charm…

You can read all the messages here.

Shanly has previously called for Labour MPs who oppose Corbyn to be dealt with “brutally“:

“I think Jeremy will face problems not just inside the Parliamentary Labour Party, which I think is likely to split if he wins with the Blairites buggering off to form a new SDP, but also from the Labour Party bureaucracy. New Labourism is still a hegemonic force at Brewers Green (Labour Party HQ) and despite having resigned as leader eight years ago, Blair is still the piper who plays the tune many party staff listen to. The Labour left will have to act swiftly and I am afraid brutally in many cases. The PLP will have to be brought into line, some members of party staff will need to be pointed towards the exit”

Since the leak, Shanly has deleted his Twitter account and locked his Facebook page. Though it is clear where his political affinities lie:

Momentum members want to know what Lansman is going to do about Shanly, accusing him of “ignoring” the “bullying“. As Lenin said, “A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel…”

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