City University Journalists Protest Loony Student Union

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Last week City University’s student union voted to ban the Sun, Mail and Express from campus – a stunningly dense idea since those papers are some of the largest employers of City University journalism students. This morning City journalism students are protesting their half-witted union by lining the campus with copies of the Sun, Mail and Express. The best way to stand up to the ban-everything special snowflakes.

H/T Jake Fenwick, James Walker.

Shadow Chancellor Sold Out on 100% Top Rate of Tax

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These days John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn are aligned with the right-wing capitalist running dogs of the Labour Party on income tax, favouring a 50% top rate. This is yet another policy position on which they have massively sold out. Just five years ago McDonnell’s pamphlet for the Trotskyite group Permanent Revolution, which Guido yesterday revealed included calls to arm the working class, demanded a 100% top rate of income tax for the richest in Britain. As well as a further 50% wealth tax to appropriate half their assets.

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From full communism to Miliband-lite as soon as he became Shadow Chancellor…

McDonnell Wanted to Arm Working Class, Now Swears Allegiance to Queen

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Last night John McDonnell swore allegiance to the Queen as he was appointed to the Privy Council. The final act of selling out for the Shadow Chancellor, who Guido can reveal just five years ago backed calls to arm the working class and mount a revolution. In 2011 McDonnell wrote the foreword for a pamphlet by the Trotskyite organisation Permanent Revolution, in which he endorsed the “timely” proposals and “range of resistance” detailed inside. That resistance included calls for a “militant movement” to carry out a “revolution” and bring down the government:

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And the pamphlet endorsed by McDonnell also called for the working class to be “armed” so they could disband the army, police and secret services:

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Just a few years ago John McDonnell was an ultra-republican who backed calls for the violent overthrow of the British state, to arm the working class and form a militant movement which could fight the police and the British army. Now he’s on bended knee to the Queen having joined the Privy Council, the epitome of the establishment. Is there a bigger sellout in British political life?

BBC Journalist Suspended For Calling Tories “New Nazis”

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The BBC journalist who Guido last week revealed had called the government “new Nazis” has been suspended. BBC Look North’s Danny Carpenter, a veteran reporter and lifelong leftie, posted the ill-advised rant on his personal Facebook page in breach of the Beeb’s impartiality guidelines. A spokesman says:

“We’re taking these allegations very seriously and the journalist concerned will not be reporting for the BBC pending the outcome of our investigation.”

Even the BBC realises that its perceived impartiality might be undermined by journalists ranting about the government being “new Nazis”… 

Jenny Tonge: Rise in Anti-Semitism is Israel’s Fault

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LibDem peer Jenny Tonge has worked out who is to blame for the rise in anti-Semitism: Israel, of course! ‘Jihad Jenny’ sent this letter to the Guardian yesterday. They decided against printing it but Guido reproduces it below:

Subject: Tough on anti Semitism/ tough on the causes of anti Semitism?

Dear Sir,

The recent Select Committee Report on anti Semitism is to be welcomed, but it would have been more useful if it had investigated the causes of anti Semitism too. It is difficult to believe that a 75% increase in anti Semitism it reports, have been committed by people who simply hate Jewish people for no reason. It is surely the case that these incidents are reflecting the disgust amongst the general public of the way the government of Israel treats Palestinians and manipulates the USA and ourselves to take no action against that country’s blatant disregard of International Law and the Geneva Conventions…

Be tough on the causes of anti Semitism as well as the loathsome sentiment itself.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Jenny Tonge

Cuckoo.

BBC Journalist Calls Government “New Nazis”

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When Boris criticised the BBC’s impartiality in his conference speech the Beeb’s panjandrums mumbled about how everyone complaining means they must be doing something right. Crazy Corbynistas claiming Auntie props up neo-liberal patriarchy is not quite the same as most fair-minded people recognising that on issues such as immigration and Brexit she is out of tune with mainstream Britain. Don’t take Guido’s word for it, listen to former director-general Mark Thompson, in a Media Masters interview last week he said: “journalists as a group tend in their personal politics towards the Left.” That it would help “to have Conservatives, people who tend to think from a perspective that goes with the Right rather than the Left, across your newsroom.”

The BBC has guidelines about journalists mouthing off their left-wing views on Twitter, guidelines ignored by Danny Carpenter of BBC Look North, who has rip on Facebook about the government in a comment on a post by Caroline Lucas of the Green Party:

“Hear hear! Now let’s see the Labour Party grow some proper balls and unite in the lobbies to vote out every cynical, vicious, racist and xenophobic piece of legislation these new Nazis propose and let’s start by demanding a commons debate on Brexit and voting out this utterly undemocratic and non-legally binding referendum result which was achieved by a combination of dishonest fearmongering and lies about the economy”

A view no doubt shared widely in BBC newsrooms…

Guardian Blasts Own Editors For Traingate Blunder, BuzzFeed Turned Story Down

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An internal Guardian investigation has blasted the paper’s editors for publishing the original Traingate story by a freelance journalist who turned out to be a Trot. The Guardian readers’ editor rubbishes the article as “a kind of gonzo news release by two Corbyn supporters”, concluding that the paper “misled” its readers and that editors’ “pre-publication checks and balances failed”. Turns out the freelance filmmaker who shot the pictures of the Labour leader sitting on the floor was being paid by the Jeremy For Leader campaign. The Trotskyite freelance journalist who wrote the story wasn’t even on the train. The authors first pitched their pro-Jez propaganda to BuzzFeed, who embarrassingly for the Guardian smelled a rat and turned it down. Standards at Kings Place were alas significantly lower…

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…

London Labour is Corbynista Epicentre

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Corbyn’s spinners are working overtime to stress their Shadow Cabinet’s northern roots. The truth of course is London Labour is the epicentre of the loony left – the Leader, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Shadow Brexit Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary occupy four neighbouring constituencies in North London.[…] Read the rest

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Momentum Bosses Accused of “Bowing to Israeli Pressure”

Senior figures at Momentum are being sent abuse from Corbyn supporters accusing them of “bowing to Israeli pressure” for sacking Jackie Walker as vice chair. Despite the group’s overall very lenient response to the Walker row, Momentum bosses Jon Lansman and James Schneider (who are both Jewish) are being sent messages like the one above accusing them of following “the agenda of the Israeli embassy”.[…] Read the rest

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Momentum Not Suspending Jackie Walker, Demand Labour Reinstate Her

Momentum have sacked Jackie Walker as vice chair but decided not to suspend her membership or remove her from their steering committee. They say in a statement released last night that her comments on the Holocaust were “irresponsible” but not anti-Semitic, and they say she was stitched up: “Momentum is concerned that footage of a training session was leaked to the press.[…] Read the rest

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Richard Murphy Wanted to ‘Do a Shami’

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This time last year tax blogger Richard Murphy was anointed the guru of Corbynomics, unofficially advising Jez and John on policy. His role was significant enough for David Cameron to make a sex joke about his “Joy of Tax” during his conference speech.[…] Read the rest

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Lansman “Appalled” By Jackie Walker’s Conduct

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Jackie Walker’s position as vice-chair of Momentum looks increasingly untenable after sources said Jon Lansman, previously a supporter and friend, had reached the end of his tether. A senior Jewish Labour source told Guido last night:

“Very senior members of Momentum from Lansman downwards are appalled by this.

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Jewish Groups and Corbynistas Condemn Jackie Walker

Labour’s standing in the Jewish community is at a new low after the party refused to comment on what action it would take against Jackie Walker. The chair of the Jewish Labour Movement Jeremy Newmark says:

“If Royall, Chakrabarti and Jeremy’s speech yesterday have made any difference to anything we would have expected to see clear, open action against Jackie Walker’s provocative behaviour.

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Labour Anti-Semitism Cover-Up

Labour will keep their response to the Jackie Walker anti-Semitism row private following new procedures adopted after the Chakrabarti inquiry. The party is under pressure to expel Walker over her comments on the Holocaust, yet Labour say they will not update the public on any action taken against her, a new policy recommended by Baroness Chakrabarti.[…] Read the rest

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Jackie Walker: “All Holocaust Denial is Acceptable”

Momentum boss Jackie Walker is facing suspension from Labour (again) for criticising Holocaust Memorial Day. So this typo in her tweet explaining her comments is unfortunate…[…] Read the rest

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