Jeremy Corbyn Disinvited From Socialist Conference Over Middle East Views

It looks like Corbyn’s list of friends keeps getting shorter as Jezza is disinvited from a left-wing conference in Berlin over his position on Israel/Gaza. The German Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, a socialist think tank connected with the hard-left Die Linke party, is organising an event this week on European politics populated mainly by Die Linke politicians. Corbyn’s invitation to speak has been withdrawn after the hosts at iconic Volksbühne Theatre intervened, saying: “Due to Jeremy Corbyn’s current stance on the Middle East conflict, we have decided not to offer him a public audience at the Volksbühne“. How things change, Jezza will have to stay away from his old East Berlin stalking ground…

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Jezza’s Die Linke Stinker

Corbyn is doing his bit for the socialist international this week by meeting German hard-left party Die Linke. An interesting bunch of Trots, Marxists and all-purpose protesters born out of the Stalinist East German communist party. Along with the usual rhetoric about the overthrow of capitalism, Jezza would have found common ground on the party’s pledge never to send German soldiers to fight anywhere on any basis. It also wants to withdraw from NATO and proposes a complete ban on arms sales…

The party’s Chairperson Katrja Kipping (who met Corbyn) is a big fan of the universal basic income. She did not deny she wanted to abolish capitalism when she told The Economist:

“We want a plurality of property… small business is alright, but we want more cooperatives, communes and the power grid must be nationalised… hunger is a result of the capitalist mode of production.”

Wonder if they bonded over that East German motorcycle tour… 

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