10 of Starmer’s frontbenchers resigned last night to vote in favour of a ceasefire in a symbolic vote organised by the SNP. The King’s Speech amendment calling for “all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire” was defeated by a majority of 168. Performative, pointless…
Labour’s front bench resignations were:
A total of 56 Labour MPs – over a quarter – rebelled. Starmer’s statement reiterated his support for Israel and added – “I regret that some colleagues felt unable to support the position tonight“. John Healey said this morning that Labour is “acting in these very difficult circumstances as if we were in government“. Oh dear…
Just in from the BBC following Guido’s report earlier. The BBC have issued an on air apology for their false reporting about the IDF’s actions inside Gaza’s main Shifa hospital this morning. A BBC News presenter has just said:
“An apology from the BBC…we said that medical teams and Arab speakers were being targeted. This was incorrect and misquoted a Reuters report.”
They should wear their reading glasses next time…
BBC News last night stated Reuters were reporting that the IDF in the Shifa Hospital were
“targeting Arab speakers and medical staff”
Shocking if true.
Reuters actually reported:
The Israeli military said on Wednesday: “We can confirm that incubators, baby food and medical supplies brought by IDF tanks from Israel have successfully reached the Shifa hospital. Our medical teams and Arabic speaking soldiers are on the ground to ensure that these supplies reach those in need.”
The BBC twisting the story to paint Israel in the worst possible light. This is beyond propaganda, it is demonstrably reporting incompetence driven by credulous BBC reporters ready to believe the worst of Israel.
Jeremy Corbyn has been lying to Times Radio and on Piers Morgan Uncensored about his infamous line calling Hamas “friends“. Attempting to rewrite history, he claimed on Times Radio last night that he only referenced Hamas as friends at the event 10 years ago as “they’d gone out of the room and I said in a collegiate way, where has our friend gone? That was all I said.” He again said the same on Piers Morgan Uncensored. Guido has the original video where he says “I’ve also invited friends from Hamas to come and speak as well…”
More over at the same event he claimed specifically that the government labelling Hamas as terrorists was a big historical mistake. It turns out that it was Corbyn making the big historical mistake…
Thanks as ever to @TimesCorbyn for the archive footage.
Rishi Sunak warned the Met he will hold them “accountable” for the decision to give the go ahead of “disrespectful” pro-Palestine marches on Armistice Day, stating that he will summon Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley to a meeting later today over the decision.
Speaking to broadcasters in Lincolnshire, he said:
“[Rowley] has said that he can ensure that we safeguard remembrance for the country this weekend as well as keep the public safe. Now, my job is to hold him accountable for that. We’ve asked the police for information on how they will ensure that this happens. I’ll be meeting the Metropolitan Police Commissioner later today to discuss this.”
Rishi reinforced his views that these marches are “disrespectful“, adding he’ll reiterate this to Rowley. Thousands are expected to show up…
The Gay Times has apologised for a series of social media posts that have been labelled “one-sided” “antisemitic” and even allegedly supportive of Hamas as a legitimate resistance movement that left “Jewish LGBTQ+ people feeling that their views were being ignored”. The media outlet that pushes for pride in diversity not being particularly inclusive…
Former vice president of children’s programming at Disney David Levine blasted the media brand, saying: “Sadly, Gay Times has twisted the concept of intersectionality into the antisemitic narrative of Israel as the oppressor. Its unbalanced posts are rife with repetition of age-old tropes.”
Read Gay Times’ full statement below: