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Anti-Labour Morning Star Touts Chris Williamson and the Grayzone.

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Chris Williamson: Top Morning Star Commentator and Leading Red-Browner.

Even for Williamson this is a new low:

British foreign policy – cui bono?

Questions remain unanswered over the government-funded Integrity Initiative. What have ministers got to hide, asks CHRIS WILLIAMSON

Just take a gander at this drivel!

A group of EU remainiac MPs refuse to believe that the British people willingly voted to leave the European Union.

Instead, they are insisting that it was all Russia’s fault. These jokers are so obsessed with this fanciful notion that they are taking the government to court for not launching an inquiry.

They are incapable of acknowledging that people rejected the EU’s neoliberal project and want something better. Something that serves the interests of the people instead of the elites.

The tout continues,

That was the political programme of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and it precipitated the very British coup that deposed him, in which those same parliamentarians participated.

The fourth estate, and the deep state, were deployed to crush the Corbyn project. A project that defied the neoliberal consensus and prioritised peace and disarmament over war and arms sales — in short, a project that challenged the imperialist status quo, and that was unconscionable to the powerful vested interests behind the coup.

Mouth froths as Williamson sips his quinoa tea,

The plot was disclosed in a series of documents that were leaked earlier this year.

Max Blumenthal broke the story in the Grayzone, and investigative journalist Kit Klarenberg also covered the scandal.

They revealed that the Reuters Foundation, and BBC Media Action, were engaged in a covert information warfare campaign.

These supposedly impartial media giants were working alongside intelligence contractors known as “the Consortium.”

The project was overseen by a mysterious FCO department called Counter Disinformation and Media Development.

It ran a series of training programmes for Russian journalists to produce an “attitudinal change in the participants.”

I had raised the FCO’s shady shenanigans in the House of Commons through a series of oral and written questions.

I was particularly interested to find out more about why the government was bankrolling the Integrity Initiative, which has received millions of pounds in public money.

This supposed charity was established by the Institute for Statecraft to counter Russian disinformation.

But I was stonewalled at every turn by ministers citing national security for their reticence.

My persistence seemed to upset the Foreign Office Minister, Alan Duncan.

He referred to me in his recently published diaries, when he wrote the following revealing passage: “It’s all being pushed by the odious Chris Williamson, the hard-left Labour MP who’s probably the most hated man in Parliament.”

What an accolade! Given the calibre of our present parliamentarians, I would be more concerned if he had said I was the most liked man in Parliament.

Which brings me back to the question I posed at the beginning — whose interests does British foreign policy serve?

If more of us started asking that question, policy-makers would find it impossible to justify the existing status quo.

Chris Williamson was MP for Derby North from 2010-15 and 2017-19.

This is the stripe of the man these days:

This tout has form:

Written by Andrew Coates

July 10, 2021 at 5:46 pm

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  1. If you get to the Blumenthal opus buried in this story, you find that the Ernst Blofeld character controlling all these shadowy activities is, in fact, Alexey Navalny, which helps it all gain traction on outlets like RT. Also in the frame are Bellingcat. Missing, however, is any mention of the 77th Brigade – the new favourite for conspiracy theorists everwhere. There must be something in the air in Derby.

    David Walsh

    July 11, 2021 at 7:04 am

    • They must have some power, your comment gt buried in the ‘Trash’ bin of the comments section, the work I suspect of the deepest Russian state.

      Andrew Coates

      July 11, 2021 at 7:24 pm

  2. Good that the horrible Williamson effectively admits that Corbyn was on the Leave side. I still remain convinced that there could have been a Remain vote with a Labour leader without all that baggage.

    februarycallendar

    July 11, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    • I think you are right on that. While many of the old Labour ‘hard’ left did not call openly for Leave (unlike of course those in favour of the Bosses’ Brexit in the so-called Lexit camp) they did not join the Remain campaign (John McDonnell and his allies to their credit did and appeared on AEIP platforms at the time). The foot dragging from people round Briefing was tangible not to mention those closer to Corbyn’s circle. Keith Veness (his long standing electoral agent, in Islington North, since retired) said that Corbyn was pro-Leave. Others around him may have formally said they were Remain for this vote but did nothing for it. .

      Andrew Coates

      July 12, 2021 at 12:48 pm


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