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Brexit: as Carnival of Reaction spreads Labour in Crisis.

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Carnival of Reaction: Newcastle over the weekend. 

This morning after delivering some  Sarriette (summer savory)   plants to my comrade Sarah I passed by Rope Walk.

A group of 3 tasty geezers were talking about the Referendum.

Overheard, “you couldn’t  criticise ‘them’ till now. ‘Slavery’, ‘Blacks” “now…”

The Independent has just posted this:

Brexit: Wave of hate crime and racial abuse reported after EU referendum

Purported responses to Brexit include signs saying ‘Leave the EU, no more Polish vermin’ being posted through letter boxes.

More than a hundred incidents of racial abuse and hate crime have been reported since the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Many of the alleged perpetrators cited the decision to leave the EU explicitly.

One video, purportedly filmed in Hackney on the morning after the referendum, shows a man arguing with someone in a car before yelling: “Go back to your country.”

 The ‘Lexit’ gang predicted that there would be some kind of “opportunity” for the left in the event of a Brexit vote.

Well this how young leftists reacted.

Mass protest takes place as crowds gather on London Bridge to demonstrate against Brexit

HUNDREDS of people have protested in the capital as they demonstrated against Britain voting to Leave the EU.

Protesters in London

This is what has happened in the Labour Party.

Jeremy Corbyn unveils new top team after resignations. reports the BBC.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced a new cabinet following a wave of resignations in protest at his leadership and amid calls to resign.

Mr Corbyn lost 12 of his shadow cabinet on Sunday and five shadow ministers on Monday – with most criticising his performance in the EU referendum.

Mr Corbyn said he regretted the walkouts but pledged to stand in any new leadership election.

Labour MPs are due to discuss a no confidence motion against Mr Corbyn.

The shadow cabinet shake-up sees Emily Thornberry – who on Sunday gave her backing to Mr Corbyn – moved from shadow defence secretary to shadow foreign secretary, replacing Hilary Benn who was sacked at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Diane Abbott – an ally of the Labour leader – has been promoted from shadow international development secretary to shadow health secretary, a position vacated by Heidi Alexander’s resignation.

The new appointments include:

  • Shadow foreign secretary – Emily Thornberry
  • Shadow health secretary – Diane Abbott
  • Shadow education secretary – Pat Glass
  • Shadow transport secretary – Andy McDonald
  • Shadow defence secretary – Clive Lewis
  • Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury – Rebecca Long-Bailey
  • Shadow international development secretary – Kate Osamor
  • Shadow environment food and rural affairs secretary – Rachel Maskell
  • Shadow voter engagement and youth affairs – Cat Smith
  • Shadow Northern Ireland secretary – Dave Anderson

The latest frontbench resignations came on Monday, by shadow foreign minister Diana Johnson, shadow civil society minister Anna Turley, shadow defence minister Toby Perkins, Wayne David, the shadow Cabinet Office, Scotland and justice minister and shadow consumer affairs and science minister Yvonne Fovargue.

Stephen Kinnock, a parliamentary aide to shadow business secretary Angela Eagle, has also quit, citing Jeremy Corbyn’s “half-hearted and lacklustre role” in the EU campaign.

What an ‘opportunity’.

 

Written by Andrew Coates

June 27, 2016 at 10:54 am

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  1. Sounds awful. I don’t know how to help.

    Ilsa Bazaar

    June 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

  2. Reblogged this on folie à plusieurs and commented:
    reblogged

    Ilsa Bazaar

    June 27, 2016 at 11:23 am

  3. James Connolly’s words “carnival of reaction” are exactly what came to mind when I realized on the night of the election that Brexit would win (I was watching the returns in the USA late in the evening).

    @pplswar

    June 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  4. Golden Dawn welcomes ‘brave decision’ of British people

    Greece’s neofascist Golden Dawn party on Friday welcomed the outcome of the British referendum on EU membership describing it as a reaction to German-inspired austerity policies across Europe.

    “Golden Dawn welcomes the brave decision of the British people to deny the ‘crows’ of Brussels and the financial oligarchy of Germany,” the party’s press spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris said.

    http://www.ekathimerini.com/209867/article/ekathimerini/news/golden-dawn-welcomes-brave-decision-of-british-people

    Andrew Coates

    June 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm

  5. The fascists of ISIS also hailed the ‘Lexit’ vote. http://www.vocativ.com/333180/europe-is-destroyed-isis-celebrates-brexit-vote/

    @pplswar

    June 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm

  6. that ISIS Brexit article is complete BS. written by (((Gilad Shiloach))) and (((Amit Weiss))).

    Corbyn needs Ken Livingstone and George Galloway on his team, heavy hitters.

    Dean

    June 28, 2016 at 12:07 am

  7. […] media and left commentators are focusing on the leadership fight at the top of the Labour Party while ignoring the fresh new […]

  8. “Suffolk Solidarity: 11 organisations pledge to protect non-UK nationals living in Suffolk from violence and discrimination following EU vote.”

    “That is the message behind a new campaign called Suffolk Solidarity, which is urging people to help protect non-UK nationals living in Suffolk from discrimination and violence, and has already gained the support of 11 organisations.

    It comes as reports suggest there has been a rise in hate crimes in the UK since the EU referendum result on Thursday.

    Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality has penned a pledge, which has been signed by Ipswich Community Media, Suffolk Refugee Support, Tackling Discrimination in the East, Suffolk Law Advice Centre, Suffolk User Forum, Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust, Oyster Community Press CiC, Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (4YP), Healthwatch Suffolk and Outreach Youth.

    The pledge reads: “As local organisations that seek to support some of the most vulnerable communities in our county from illegal discrimination, exploitation and marginalisation, we are very concerned about the recent upsurge in attacks on non-UK nationals since the EU Referendum result was announced.”

    http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk_solidarity_11_organisations_pledge_to_protect_non_uk_nationals_living_in_suffolk_from_violence_and_discrimination_following_eu_vote_1_4594359?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

    ¡No Pasarán!

    Le fascisme ne passera pas!

    Andrew Coates

    June 28, 2016 at 10:13 am

  9. Should cheer you up

    Dean

    June 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  10. Dean, it’s well known that jihadists are pro-Brexit. https://twitter.com/siteintelgroup/status/746465324367654912

    @pplswar

    June 28, 2016 at 4:33 pm

  11. pplswar – its well known that your link is to a pro Israeli think tank. Wouldn’t it be more honest to say that Zionists are against Brexit and need to drag Isis into it to ramp up the Islamist threat…

    The Labour Party need to give Gerry Downing a cabinet position.

    Dean

    June 28, 2016 at 6:33 pm

  12. Boleyn Ali – the article doesn’t suggest much apart from Galloway got tricked and had to pay out by a woman of easy virtue. it states:

    “Earlier in 2014, Ali-Khan was jailed for two findings of contempt of court. She was charged with failing to destroy explicit images of her husband and his estranged wife, and failing to sign an affidavit confirming that she had destroyed the images.”

    charming lady, i’m sure. seems to me she is a femme fatale who blackmailed Galloway for a five figure payout!! She’s spent jail time as well. thats the impression of the article you posted.

    what do you think about this:
    http://5pillarsuk.com/video/sadiq-khan-attends-london-gay-pride-march/

    Dean

    June 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm


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