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New Blows for Tony Greenstein Led Labour Against the Witch-hunt.

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Nerve Specialist Sir Roderick Glossop on Watch as News Breaks of New Crisis for Labour Against the Witch-hunt.

Posts by a Jewish blogger in London have been removed from US-based writing platform Medium after he alleged that the antisemitism rally in Manchester last month was supported by the far-right.

Reports the Jewish News today.

The Medium story has already been revealed by our ace reporters but this aspect is not:

Following a complaint from the Board of Deputies, the site took action against Tony Greenstein, who has been expelled from the Labour Party. He currently co-chairs Labour Against the Witch-hunt, which argues that the party’s antisemitism scandal is purposefully overblown and counts MP Chris Williamson among its supporters.

The Board drew attention to Greenstein’s article titled: ‘NW [North West] Friends of Israel, Tommy Robinson and the EDL [English Defence League] are Holding a Demonstration Against Antisemitism in Manchester.’

Anthony Silkoff of the Board said: “This is a complete lie with no factual basis… There was absolutely no involvement of the EDL and Tommy Robinson, indeed the organisations involved have denounced Tommy Robinson multiple times.”

Meanwhile … Labour Against the Witch-Hunt backer Williamson has difficulties of his own:

Labour MP Chris Williamson Facing Deselection Threat After Union Anger

The Labour MP for Derby North, Chris Williamson, will “definitely” be challenged under new party rules that have made it easier to oust sitting MPs, several sources have said.

Williamson is expected to face a “trigger ballot” in his marginal Westminster constituency as local activists take advantage of changes that mean just a third of union branches are needed to force a contest.

………

He’s definitely going to be triggered,” a source at one of the big trade union told HuffPost UK. “No doubt about it.”

A key figure in another major union, who preferred not to be named, confirmed Williamson would be targeted, as members wanted an MP who was less divisive and who was fully committed to the union link.

Even non-union party members locally are understood to be unhappy that Williamson hasn’t been focusing enough on Derby – where Labour lost control of the council to the Conservatives this year – rather than touring the country.

“He doesn’t realise how unpopular he is,” one said. Another source said that Williamson’s decision to hold his roadshow in the seats of some strongly union-backed MPs was another factor. “If the unions get a strong enough local candidate, he could well lose.”

And in case anybody wonders why many on the left are not fond of Williamson look no further than this article in the Huff Post:

Labour MP Chris Williamson’s Praise For Blogger Who Called Jo Cox A ‘Warmongering Blairite’

The party is ‘looking into’ Chris Williamson’s comments.

 

Noted Nerve Specialist Sir Roderick Glossop is said to be at the ready to help, in a caring way, with any crises that Greenstein may have after reading the Jewish News report.

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Written by Andrew Coates

October 9, 2018 at 4:44 pm

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  1. Greenstein was having an apoplectic fit as Medium accounts for 10% of his hits on his hate-filled blog.The man is just not to be trusted about anything. Ever.

    Howard Fuller

    October 9, 2018 at 5:05 pm

  2. Being serious, if the Board of Deputies say it is a “complete lie”, I imagine most people are inclined to believe them.

    It is one thing to draw attention to some of the far-right’s alleged complicity with ‘Zionism’ – though as many have pointed out the far-right (as I have with the Liste anti-Sioniste) can also be pro-Palestinian.

    That *can be discussed*.

    It is another to say that the Manchester demo was being held by the EDL.

    Andrew Coates

    October 9, 2018 at 5:06 pm

  3. I could listen to National Socialists and Soviet Socialists slash each other for hours. Thanks!

    oiltranslator

    October 9, 2018 at 11:40 pm

  4. What is it with Greenstein? When he was involved in an unemployed centre in Brighton he caused a split there. Everything he gets involved in he wrecks.

    Dave Roberts

    October 10, 2018 at 5:34 am


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