Labour MPs Call for Corbyn to Explain Himself Over Anti-Semitic Book Endorsement

Labour’s response to Corbyn’s endorsement of a book rife with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories so far has been to release a statement defending the book as a “classic study of imperialism” and sending Rebecca Long-Bailey out on a broadcast round to laugh about the issue. Labour candidates have been suspended for sharing Rothschild conspiracy theories online, this is their woeful response to Corbyn endorsing an entire book of them:

“Jeremy praised the Liberal Hobson’s century-old classic study of imperialism in Africa and Asia. Similarly to other books of its era, Hobson’s work contains outdated and offensive references and observations, and Jeremy completely rejects the antisemitic elements of his analysis.”

Labour MPs have called on Corbyn to explain himself directly, instead of sending out other MPs to defend him and hiding behind statements. Wes Streeting says that “if he wants to defend the indefensible he should go on the airwaves and defend himself”:

Stephen Kinnock is “deeply concerned” and calls on Corbyn to “make a public statement or do an interview about the issue”, Ruth Smeeth retweeted the Jewish Labour Movement’s statement calling for Corbyn to “consider his position”. Other moderate Labour big beasts like Tom Watson have ignored the issue altogether so far. Will they stand up and call out something they know is wrong or just turn a blind eye?

Kinnock’s Insurance Slip Up

Labour’s Stephen Kinnock made himself look a bit silly in the Commons yesterday, as he implied he had never taken out an insurance policy before.

Kinnock: The backstop is an insurance policy. Can the Prime Minister give us an example of any insurance policy she has ever seen or signed up to that was based on an expiry date?

PM TM: I do not know what insurance policies the hon. Gentleman takes out, but most insurance policies have a renewal date.

Being the son of a Labour leader and EU Commissioner, as well as the husband of a former Danish Prime Minister, Guido suspects that Kinnock Jr. doesn’t worry about menial tasks such as insurance policies. Awkward.

Kinnock’s Knock Off Britain

Stephen Kinnock’s new centrist book has something very familiar about its front cover. It’s using exactly the same image as Douglas Carswell and Daniel Hannan’s 2008 twelve month plan to renew Britain. If you can’t beat them, join them…

Carswell and Hannan’s The Plan is still available.

Kinnock’s Naff “Hunger Strike” Starved of Support

Guido hears Stephen Kinnock’s 24 hour “hunger strike” to protest against FPTP has gone down like a bucket of sick with female Labour MPs. Kinnock has chosen to carry out the day’s hunger strike – which is not a hunger strike, it is how George Osborne says slim – on the centenary of women getting the vote. Labour sources say this attempt to take attention away from today’s focus for his own personal crusade has not impressed his female colleagues. One says: “He seems to think getting Labour votes to be worth a bit more in Dorset is more important than overturning centuries of structural oppression of women”. It has been noted that Kinnock’s seat was set to disappear in the last two boundary reviews. Stephen could have done with Mrs Kinnock being around to tell him his idea wasn’t the best…

Helle Thorning Schmidt Schools Stephen Kinnock

Clip from election night from the BBC. No mystery as to who is the pro here…

Moment Stephen Kinnock Realises Corbyn Is Staying

The moment Stephen Kinnock saw the exit poll on June 8 and realised Corbyn would be staying as Labour leader. One of many Labour MPs who had been hoping for a worse result…

Corbyn and Labour MPs Host MEND in Parliament

In all the Fallon excitement, Corbyn should not be allowed to get away with his attendance at the MEND event in parliament last night. There’s no two ways about it, MEND is an extremist-linked group whose senior figures have praised Al-Qaeda, attended speeches by al-Qaeda hate preachers, and justified the murder of British troops. Last week the respected Henry Jackson Society think tank dubbed MEND “Islamists posing as civil libertarians”. Tory MPs pulled out of last night’s event when details of MEND’s extremist links were published in the media over the weekend. Yet still Corbyn agreed to be the keynote speaker. Labour MPs Wes Streeting, Stephen Kinnock, Naz Shah, Kate Green and Afzal Khan all attended. Corbyn’s face is now proudly splashed across MEND’s Twitter page.

MEND is a seriously nasty group. Jez and the Labour MPs who attended will have seen the reports about them over the weekend. And they still turned up. It’ll be missed as sleaze takes centre stage, but this is grim stuff from Labour…

Corbyn Boycotts Israel, McDonnell Avoids Business


Mark Regev, Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, braved the hostile chanting protestors outside the Hilton Metropole to address the Labour Friends of Israel reception last night in Brighton. Emily Thornberry told the attendees: “Jeremy’s not attending any receptions this evening because he’s got a big speech tomorrow.” Well Jezza is 68 years old, perhaps it was best he got an early night ahead of the big speech…

Hold on, here’s Jezza at the Mirror’s party:

Almost like he preferred to boycott Israel and not show solidarity with the Israeli Labour Party. Oh Jeremy…

Meanwhile over at the Labour Business Reception they awaited their keynote speaker’s address to the brave suits who support Labour. Formerly the Labour Finance and Industry Group, it was founded by Harold Wilson in 1972, and has been the channel for business to the party through thick and thin. When Gordon Brown was shadow chancellor and even chancellor in government, he made sure to always put in an appearance at the event. Marxist McDonnell was a no show and instead they had to make do with an address from Stephen Kinnock…

UPDATE: Corbyn also made it to Unite’s party. Thornberry wasn’t telling the truth.

UPDATE II: Jezza also managed an after midnight appearance at Momentum’s The World Transformed party. The old boy has some stamina…

Stephen Kinnock’s Pass Rant Fails

BuzzFeed ran a piece this morning quoting remain campaigner Stephen Kinnock, who was very upset about the fact that BrexitCentral has a parliamentary pass. The briefest glance at Kinnock’s own pass allocations shows he’s a fine one to talk. Forget journalists – the Aberavon MP inexplicably dished out a pass to Dennis Marcus, director of “strategy and communications” company Ubuntu London. The firm’s website boasts about Dennis’s work:

“Always having a lot of both to offer, he helps you find your most powerful stories, be they in the form of strategy (as he has done for global businesses and major international political campaigns), speeches (for former Heads of Government and leading business executives), copywriting (for businesses and thought leaders) or scripts (for production companies and a former Prime Minister).”

And thanks to Stephen, he enjoys unlimited access to Parliament. Pass fail!

Crusher May

Stephen Kinnock on Theresa May…

“I think she wants to crush everyone before her…”

Labour Won’t Cut Immigration

Stephen Kinnock asked if immigration should be cut…

“I don’t necessarily think it has to be cut.”

Kinnock Condemned Private Schools as “Wrong”

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Stephen Kinnock raged against private schools then sent his daughter to a £29,000-a-year fee-paying school in Wales, according to reports in the Danish press. In 2009, while his wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt was trying to become Prime Minister of Denmark, Kinnock gave an interview to the Borsen Pleasure newspaper in which he is quoted discussing his experience of private schools in Britain:

“I think it is wrong that you can buy your way into something which affects your life chances to such a large extent as education does. Most of the students had gone to the same schools around the country. It might be Eton or Harrow, and it made me very indignant. It still makes me extremely angry that more than 50-60% of students at elite universities come from private schools where they have been in small classes with the best teachers and the best facilities.”

Kinnock and Thorning-Schmidt sent their daughter to a Danish private school, and then to the prestigious Atlantic College, another private school in the Vale of Glamorgan. Last week Kinnock was blasted for hiding his daughter’s private education from his selection panel – he had said it was “misleading” to say she had gone to a private school. They are so “wrong” and made him so “extremely angry” that he sent his daughter to two of them…

H/T @jacothenorth

Kinnock ‘Hid Daughter’s £29,000-a-Year Private School’ During Selection

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Stephen Kinnock has been accused of hiding his daughter’s private education during his selection process for his seat. In 2014 Kinnock told Wales Online that “it is highly misleading to say that our daughter attended a private school”. Except Johanna Kinnock did attend a private school from 2013 to 2015, the prestigious £29,000-a-year Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan. So it wasn’t “highly misleading”, it was the truth…

Kinnock is now spinning that he was talking about private schools in Denmark rather than Britain, and claims he wasn’t asked about her schooling here so he wasn’t telling porkies. If you believe that Guido has a Welsh valley to sell you. Atlantic College is located at the 12th century St Donat’s castle, where students enjoy the gothic dining hall, 25,000 book library, surrounding gardens and woodland, tennis courts and boat-building facilities. Can’t think why Labour’s Red Prince didn’t want to mention that to his CLP…

UPDATE: The BBC quote a Labour source in Kinnock’s Abevaron constituency as saying the revelation would have cost him the seat:

“It would have changed people’s perception, it would have made the difference. There was only one vote in it.”

H/T @jacothenorth

Kinnock Blasts Miliband For Enabling Entryism

Stephen Kinnock has confided in colleagues in the Commons tea room his belief that Ed Miliband is responsible for destroying his father’s efforts to root out militant entryists. Kinnock Jnr is said to have bemoaned:

“All the work my father did in twenty years, Ed Miliband undid in one weekend.”

A reference to the special conference back in March 2014, where Miliband approved measures to implement a one man, one vote system for future leadership elections. The catalyst for a chain of events which ultimately allowed Corbyn to become leader, and militant Trots to come in from the cold…

UPDATE: Kinnock junior gets in touch.

Kinnock’s Brexit “Punishment Beating” Fantasy

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Yesterday Stephen Kinnock claimed in parliament that if following a Leave vote the UK exercised its sovereign right to withdraw – under the EU’s Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon – it would get a punishment beating. The claim is in itself revealing of the Europhile mindset, Stephen is of course the red prince son of former EU commissioner Neil and former MEP Glenys, it is also scaremongering with little credibility. The WTO’s rules outlaw punitive tariffs, this means that under international agreements any attempt to punish the UK with increased tariffs would be in contravention of international agreements. Not only that it also ignores the same Lisbon Treaty’s Article 8:

The Union shall develop a special relationship with neighbouring countries, aiming to establish an area of prosperity and good neighbourliness, founded on the values of the Union and characterised by close and peaceful relations based on cooperation.

“Punishment beatings” would hardly accord with good neighbourliness in an area of prosperity. The whole edifice of scaremongering by the remainer’s campaign is based on a bluff that the EU would somehow punish the UK with exclusion from the EU market – this is not just a falsehood, it would clearly be irrational on the part of our EU trading partners to punish their own exporters. Never mind it being in contravention of WTO and EU treaty obligations, the German big business lobby would just never let the politicians in Berlin or Brussels do it…

Another Kinnock Election Defeat

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Labour Red Prince Stephen Kinnock may have just won the safe seat of Aberavon, but things haven’t panned out so well for his wife, Denmark’s first female prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. She resigned as leader of her party this morning as she conceded defeat in yesterday’s election.

The Kinnocks had enjoyed a House Of Cards style pact during Helle’s time in power, with Stephen planning his life around his wife’s political ambitions, dutifully flying in to see her most weekends from his job at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Guido hears the Valleys are lovely this time of year…

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