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Daily Mirror descends to utter tripe: Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters are like Lenin style bully boys who’d send women to the gulag
Foreign readers of this Blog (and roughly two thirds of the people viewing this site are not from the UK) will have been shaken by the tripe that has been said in this country over the last weeks.
But this is beyond a joke.
Daily Mirror. Carole Malone. Today.
THIS is what the once great Labour Party has become – a hate-filled, violent, lunatic fringe where members who disagree with the hardliners are abused, threatened and intimidated into silence.
In the old days, these militants would be happy to see women like Eagle sent to the gulag and tortured. Today she is tortured on social media by bully boys who believe they’re acting in Corbyn’s name. And what does this supposed man of principle do when women in his party are being threatened with death for challenging him? B*gger all, that’s what! When there’s a TV camera in his face he meekly condemns it and says it’s awful.
The big joke here is that Corbyn is the one who told us he would make politics kinder. “Kinder politics, a more caring society. These are the values I was elected on,” he said 10 months ago.
And just look what his leadership has done to those values and to the party. Labour, under him, is finished and its politics have never been more vile, more ugly, more hate-filled and more divisive. No Corbyn rally is complete without violence or the threat of it. Anyone who disagrees with the great leader is shouted down as a “ f***ing Tory” or a traitor.
Send them back, says David Davis in another triumph for the pro-Brexit ‘Left’.
Brexit minister David Davis says EU migrants who arrive between now and the UK’s departure could be sent home to prevent a last-minute rush to Britain.
Mr Davis wants to secure “a generous settlement for EU migrants here now and a generous settlement for British citizens in the EU” – but this may not apply to newcomers.
On the possibility of a surge of migrants before the departure, Mr Davis told The Mail On Sunday: “We may have to deal with that. There are a variety of possibilities.
“We may have to say that the right to indefinite leave to remain protection only applies before a certain date. But you have to make those judgments on reality, not speculation.”
Mr Davis also claimed Article 50, the two-year mechanism for leaving the EU, should be invoked by early 2017 – meaning the UK would be out by 2019.
Meanwhile a demonstration was held in London by a small number of people, led by the pro-Brexit Counterfire movement.
Several thousand protesters demonstrated in London on Saturday against austerity, racism and the new Tory government. The opposition rally was the biggest major protest since the June 23 Brexit referendum.
Central London saw more than 10,000 anti-Tory campaigners (organisers’ estimate, real figure a couple of thousand) on the streets and Black Lives Matter activists.
The Evening Standard reports,
Organiser Steve Sweeney, 42, said the march was a display of “unity” with refugees and a reminder to Theresa May three days into the job that she faced opposition to her policies.
Steve Sweeney is campaign manager of the Morning Star, a leading Brexit ‘left’ groupuscule, which actively campaigned against ‘cheap’ foreign labour.
Hypocrisy does not even begin to cover this demonstration.
The British left is famous for its brilliant strategists.
First we had ‘Lexiters’ relishing the thought that a Leave vote would divide the Tories.
A crisis for the Tories most definitely is equivalent to an opportunity for the left. It is possible to claim otherwise only by detaching the left from the basic wisdom of the working class movement upon which the left has claimed to base itself. That’s fine for the Greens and those leftists whose conclusion from the defeat of the working class movement in the 1980s was precisely to pursue a déclassé progressivism.
Cameron’s tactical purpose in calling the EU referendum was to undermine UKIP and to unite the Tory party on its hard Thatcherite course of class confrontation at home. He has succeeded only in dividing the Tory party from top to bottom….
Counterfire. Kevin Ovenden.
Now we have Teresa May uniting the Conservative party.
Second we have, from the right of Labour, Angela Eagle claiming that she is running a campaign against Jeremy Corbyn because she can “unite the party”.
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.
HUNDREDS of people have protested in the capital as they demonstrated against Britain voting to Leave the EU.
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’.
How the Galloway ‘left’ Campaign to Leave kicked off.
Our old friend George Galloway had been quiet during the last stages of the European Referendum.
After a sparkling start, which saw the dapper gent appear with Nigel Farage in a united front, we heard little of the Respect leader.
The one-time star of Parliament, and international statesman, had been reduced to retweeting others, such as Steve Hedley, the ally of French Trotskyist micro-party, Daniel Gluckstein’s Parti ouvrier indépendant démocratique and their ‘internationalist’ rally in support of Brexit in Paris.
Now we know why:
The Independent reports,
The former MP withdrew his allegations against Aisha Ali-Khan and agreed to pay damages along with legal costs.
Ms Ali-Khan brought libel proceedings in London’s High Court after the Respect Party leader published a statement on his website in October 2012.
One notes nevertheless that Galloway has now returned to play an active role in the ‘Lexit’ campaign.
His presence on the Lexit side will no doubt inspire many to follow their ideals.