Morning Star Reveals Corbyn’s “Forgetfulness” is Extensive

Tory MP Mark Francois has made a formal complaint to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards regarding undeclared trips by Jeremy Corbyn based on his – or more likely some lucky researcher – trawling through back copies of the Morning Star. To forget one or two over the years would be unfortunate. To forget to declare this many is suspicous;

  • 13 March 2014 — Morocco. Mr Corbyn visited Morocco with War on Want.
  • 3 June 2012 – Greece. Mr Corbyn says he visited Alexis Tsipras and attended a rally.
  • 7 December 2011 – Germany. Mr Corbyn attended a Conference organised by Protesters against Petersberg II and the No to NATO Network.
  • 25 August 201 l – Mexico. Mr Corbyn attended a Special Congress of the Democratic Revolutionary Party in Mexico.
  • 28 February 2011 — Tunisia. Mr Corbyn visited Tunis where is first port of call was a ‘joyous rally celebrating the release of prisoners’.
  • 11 February 2011 – Lebanon. Mr Corbyn attended a delegation to commemorate the massacres at Sabra and Shatila.
  • November 2010 — Israel. Mr Corbyn visited the West Bank and Israel with a delegation from Middle East Monitor.
  • 2 May 2007 – Austria. Mr Corbyn attended a conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in Vienna.
  • 10 January 2007 – Israel and Palestine. Mr Corbyn visited Palestine and Jerusalem.

Who knew the Morning Star could be so informative? He’ll no doubt just get a slap on the wrist…

UPDATE: Co-conspirators are contacting Guido with even more undeclared trips made by Mr. Corbyn. Here he blogs about observing elections in Gaza in 2005, but such a trip never appears on his register of interests…

Morning Star: “Bogus” Anti-Semitism Exploited By “Wealthy and Powerful Circles”

Not so much a dog whistle in this Morning Star editorial, and more of a foghorn. Apparently “wealthy and powerful circles” are traducing the Palestinian cause and exploiting “the bogus anti-semitism furore” surrounding Jeremy Corbyn. The editorial then goes on to attack the Munich widows. Who could they possibly mean by “wealthy and powerful circles”?

Morning Star Removes Article Blaming Jews For Anti-Semitism

The communist Morning Star newspaper has removed from its website an article which blamed mainstream Jewish groups for rising anti-Semitism. The article by John Elder, headlined “Rising anti-Semitism cannot be tackled without addressing Israel’s crimes”, argued:

“‘Mainstream’ Jewish organisations protesting about growing anti-Semitism must see that, by failing to condemn Israeli brutality against Palestinians, they will be regarded by some as being indirectly complicit in that country’s actions.”

It has now disappeared from the Morning Star website:

The Morning Star has now published another piece condemning the article:

Its rationale, that Jews everywhere are responsible for the actions of the Israeli government, is by reverse exactly the argument put forward by the Israeli government and right-wing zionists. But that cannot be acceptable in a daily paper of the left, which has anti-imperialism at its heart and should be challenging all forms of racism, including anti-semitism.

We write as long time supporters of the Morning Star. There is an expectation that features can be as challenging as is necessary. But the blinkered and reactionary nature of the Elder article has to become a line in the sand. Jews and all citizens should be encouraged to challenge actual and existing anti-semitism. Our paper should be at the forefront of that movement.

Grim stuff.

Morning Star Suggests Douma Attack Was Set-Up

The sickos who write Corbyn’s favourite paper have plumbed new depths by suggesting the Douma chemical attack was a set-up. The paper’s editorial calls Assad the “legitimate” ruler of Syria and suggests the children in the harrowing images from the scene were not really gassed. Remember they previously backed the slaughter in Aleppo.

“Today, the pretext for escalating Britain’s military involvement in Syria is that the Assad regime — the internationally recognised, legitimate and elected government in Damascus — is guilty of a poison gas attack on the citizens of Douma. Film of the aftermath, broadcast across the world in recent days, shows a troupe of very camera-conscious young men washing down the victims, all of whom are children, most of them looking more bewildered than wounded or incapacitated, and without a distressed parent or relative in sight.”

This is the paper Corbyn chooses to have delivered to his office. Does he agree?

Morning Star Fights Capitalism With £1,600 Adverts

The Morning Star is planning a special edition to mark the “Tory Party Conference Protest” organised by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity on October 1. How to mark this avowedly anti-capitalist event? Sell advertising for £1,600 a page, of course. Wouldn’t see that in Pravda…

Morning Star: Human Rights Watch Lying About Venezuela

Remember the paper produced by this clown Ben Chacko is delivered to Corbyn’s office every morning. He seems to think Human Rights Watch are involved in some sort of right-wing, CIA plot…

Cult of Corbyn

Moustachioed Morning Star eccentric Peter Lazenby used his question at Labour’s manifesto launch to speak truth to power and really hold Jeremy Corbyn to account: “Can anything be done about the shockingly biased media?”. That’s the Morning Star, officially affiliated to the Communist Party…

Meanwhile, the Labour-supporting Mirror asked a real question about Corbyn’s unpopularity and were roundly booed. Corbyn implored his supporters to stop, telling them: “It’s not a cult of personality”. If you have to say it…

Red Len’s “Great Value” to the Morning Star

Pro-Assad agitprop rag the Morning Star has endorsed Len McCluskey for the Unite leadership. Their floppy-haired, Oxford-educated editor Ben Chacko explains:

“Mr McCluskey’s support and advice has been of great value to us throughout his leadership.”

Chacko’s paper is in line to receive a good deal more than “advice” should Red Len be re-appointed General Secretary of Britain’s wealthiest union. During McCluskey’s current tenure “support” meant thousands of full-colour Morning Star subscription mail shots sent out to Unite branches across Britain at members’ expense. In one leaflet McCluskey decrees:

“There is no substitute for reading the paper but you could also take out a shareholding in the Morning Star and send a regular monthly sum to the paper’s Fighting Fund.” 

Len’s “support” has indeed been of “great value” to the Morning Star, least they can do is repay the favour…

Morning Star’s Shining Stars

Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite newspaper the Morning Star hit a new low this morning with a front page welcoming Aleppo’s ‘final liberation’ at the hands of bombs and death squads. Who are the Assad-loving commies behind the paper? Follow MediaGuido into the Morning Star’s newsroom, which features “a dozen state-of-the-art iMacs, Palestinian flag and a pinup front-page from the paper commemorating the late trade union leader Bob Crow.”

Ben Chacko – Editor

Only 32. Studied at St John’s College, Oxford. Dad was an actuary, mother was a software engineer. Brother is a prominent tax barrister. Spent time in China – presumably picking up a few political ideas. Girly-haired posho.

Lamiat Sabin* – Parliamentary News Reporter and Deputy News Editor

Oddly, for a writer for a paper founded by the Communist Party, she used to work on the Express Online desk where she wrote pieces like: “Revolutionary vest ‘helps slim and tone’ bodies in time for summer.” Now cheer-leading for a different revolution. Went to school at the posh Holland Park, known as the “socialist Eton” where Tony Benn sent his kids.

John Haylett – Political Editor

Former editor of the paper resurrected as pol ed. Once wrote: “Every Morning Star staff member is told bluntly at interview: ‘The wages are crap. We work at the paper because we are politically committed to its aims.’ ” Honest commie boss.

Conrad Landin – Industrial Reporter

Studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge where he learned his radicalism: he was once fined for disrupting a speech by David Willetts and suspended from the university’s debating society. Now spends his time defending Castro on Twitter. Brother Axel worked for Tower Hamlets wrong ‘un Lutfur Rahman. Remembered by one classmate as a “complete loser”. Privileged bore.

The useful idiots pontificating in support of Russia’s foreign policy are a team of posho commies barely out of university… About their level.

*A previous version of this article described Lamiat Sabin as “a commie”, she would like it to be known she is not a commie. (February 25, 2019)

Morning Star Backs Aleppo Slaughter

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The Stop the War Coalition are getting headlines this morning for their tacit support for Russia. The communist Morning Star go one step further, actually endorsing the slaughter in Aleppo as “aerial support to troops”:

“There are no totally accurate historical parallels, but Mitchell’s effort, backed up predictably by Labour MP John Woodcock, to present Russian aerial support to troops fighting to drive extremists out of eastern Aleppo as on a par with the nazi destruction of Guernica during the war to defend democracy in Spain is sickeningly perverse.”

Where should we be looking instead, according to the tankies at the Morning Star? You guessed it:

“Palestine, where Israel’s systematic ethnic cleansing proceeds without sanction.”

The editorial then accuses the west of deliberately helping ISIS. Remember, the Morning Star is the one paper Corbyn gets in his office every day…

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