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Piers Corbyn is at it again.

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Piers Corbyn: “ripping off posters on the Tube that remind people to wear masks and maintain social distancing measures.”

First there was this:

Then this:

Now this:

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Piers Corbyn filmed participating in the most bizarre anti-lockdown protest yet

Anti-lockdown zealot, former London mayoral candidate and general crank Piers Corbyn has started a protest on the London underground and it’s pretty lacklustre.

In footage captured by his cronies, Corbyn was filmed ripping off posters on the Tube that remind people to wear masks and maintain social distancing measures. He was, of course, not wearing a mask or social distancing.

Here is the renegade former member of the International Marxist Group at it:

Count Binface responded.

A ,long time ago Corbyn was on the left:

Piers Corbyn interview: Soviets in Shropshire, termite wars, and Jeremy  Corbyn's real EU views

Now:

Greg Hands on Twitter: "This was totally irresponsible. More information  from @MPSHammFul on yesterday's Piers Corbyn led demo in Bishops Park,  Fulham. Wasting police time & resources so he can create a

Written by Andrew Coates

June 19, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Posted in Anti-Fascism, Conspiracies, Fascism

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  1. Another Covid Idiot:

    Andrew Coates

    June 19, 2021 at 6:37 pm

  2. A nice summation (and a gazetteer of personalities) of the way the conspiracist current is fusing with our home grown red / brown front comes in a paragraph from a story in today’s Sunday Times’ According to the paper “Along with Piers Corbyn, heroes of the anti-lockdown movement include Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter turned vaccine sceptic; Laurence Fox, the actor and aspiring politician; Laura Muhl, a popular American “momfluencer”; and Godfrey Bloom, the former UKIP MEP who has refused to wear a mask and questioned vaccine efficacy. Research published by the London School of Economics last summer also found a strong correlation between pro-Brexit and anti-lockdown sentiment.

    The master of ceremonies at a recent anti-lockdown march in London was Kate Shemirani, a nurse who has been suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for calling the coronavirus a fraud. Shemirani has called the vaccines “Satan’s biggest triumph”. She has attracted fans on the far left and the far right, sharing images of Hitler and swastikas, calling the NHS “the new Auschwitz” and appearing on George Galloway’s radio talk show, MOATS.”

    David Walsh

    June 20, 2021 at 11:42 am

  3. And we have now seen our first anti-vaxx / lock down protest in Middlesbrough. Interesting one. It appears not to have been notified to the bobbies, so a variegated band of beer bellies and shaved heads meandered unescorted along the high street pavements via a detour to heckle the local BBC station office. No one seems to know who organised this or who was the speaker ? Seems the reporter didn’t know either. I’ve tried to check via the social media open to me but got nowt. Which makes me think it was simply the old EDL, FLA, beer belly tattooed crowd out for a sunny midday stroll – they normally only communicate these days via Telegram and the like. The reporter took a video snapshot which is interesting in anthropological terms anyway (see https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/anti-lockdown-protesters-turn-out-20859690?utm_medium=facebook) One comment, on the local papers BTL summed the ‘real men don’t wear masks motif” well in our local idiom;

    “I swear down, our lass don’t tell me wot to do. I’m gonna do wot I like cos I’m a reel bloke. Wot I says goes in our owse.
    If I wanna hot shot parmo with chips and garlic sauce then that’s what the whole family are avin.
    If I wanna go the club and spend the bairns family allowance money on lager, then I will.
    People no nowt in this town, I’ve worked away an all tha’. I’m what you would call a prawn connoisseur.
    There’s nowt on my owse that’s off a credit card… no pal.
    Got a few catalogues on the go, nowt gets past me kidda.
    If I get covid, which I can’t cos it don’t exist… I’m gonna pass it on to my whole family. Proppa bloke me like.”

    David Walsh

    June 20, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    • I thought ‘Bairns’ was County Durham and Tyne and Wear (areas where my name comes from, as I noticed you citing the name Coates believe it or not there were people who went from the Shipyards there to work on the Clyde.) not to mention the obvious Scots. My Glaswegian grandmother used that as her main word for her grandchildren.

      Did not know it was Yorkshire…

      Andrew Coates

      June 20, 2021 at 5:34 pm

      • Well, of course, Teesside tries to keep aloof from the blue rinsed shepherdesses and the retired unexploded Brigadiers of nearby North Yorkshire,and in lingo and outlook sees itself just simply one very distinctive part of a wider NE (remember too, that historically, both Stockton and Hartlepool – also on Teesside – were originally part of County Durham.)

        David Walsh

        June 20, 2021 at 5:50 pm

  4. I have just seen something on covid which is so utterly, utterly barmy that I cannot keep it to myself. It comes from a sure place to see the wilder fringes of conspiracist lore and batty Toryism converge – the Conservative Woman website, a hobby activity of one Kate Gyngell, the widow of the late Bruce Gyngell, pal of Thatcher and creator of TV AM in the 80’s. Commenting on a pretty batty article in itself which argued that covid is a myth invented by a Great Reset conspiracy armed with 5g technology to deaden the human immune system, one of their BTL posters also averred that the last but one pandemic – the ‘Spanish Flu’ outbreak of 1917-21 was also caused by new technology, and technology controlled and directed by the Rothschilds who quickly conspired to invest in vaccine plants; “Black soldiers were on troop ships in US army camps in WWI sent to France and the UK. They fell prey to the unsheathed cabling of the massive generators that were new in all ports and on ships for the first time ‘WIRE LESS transmission could now be transmitted across nations and the Atlantic. They knew what they were doing and the money that funded these first mass vaccines was Rothschilds investments into pharmacy, who today own 55% of the US pharmaceutical industry. These are known facts as information has been released to individual requests under FOI acts.”

    David Walsh

    June 21, 2021 at 10:12 am

    • I’ve just taken a look at Conservative Woman and you’re right: its contributors – both ATL and BTL – are utter loons. Which is the article below which you found that bizarre antisemitic comment?

      Jim Denham

      June 21, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      • It is this one. Written by a guy called Daniel Miller. The blog says of him ” Daniel Miller is a writer and Surrealist. He’s the author of “Dracula Rules the World and Mark Zuckerberg is His Son”. Go see https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/feeling-downtrodden-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet/#comment-5427419394

        David Walsh

        June 21, 2021 at 9:18 pm

        • Let’s not forget that some avant-garde types were fascists in the 1930s.

          I will not cite French cases (there are too many. I actually have a copy of Pierre Eugène Drieu La Rochelle; Gilles.)

          But Wyndham Lewis (even more than Ezra Pound)

          Lewis’s political and social outlook arises form his aesthetics. He was opposed to the primacy of politics and economics over cultural life. His book The Art of Being Ruled in 1926 first details Lewis’s ideas on politics and a rejection of democracy with some favourable references to Fascism.

          Support for Fascism was a product of his Classicism, hard, masculine, exactitude and clarity. This classicism prompted him to applaud the “rigidly organised” Fascist State, based on changeless, absolute laws that Lewis applied to the arts, in opposition to the ‘flux’ or changes of romanticism. Lewis,”

          https://www.oswaldmosley.com/wyndham-lewis/

          Andrew Coates

          June 21, 2021 at 10:28 pm


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