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Police Probe into Piers Corbyn’s Vaccination-Auschwitz Leaflets.

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Arrests at UK anti-lockdown protest attended by Piers Corbyn

 Compares Covid-19 vaccination efforts to the concentration camp at Auschwitz.

 

Many people know that Piers Corbyn was a left-wing activist. His squatting campaigning even got him in the early BBC 4 series, Lefties, (2005).  As a student at Imperial College he became a member of the International Marxist Group in the 1970s, was a Labour councillor (`1986 – 90)  and has been well-kown as an activist in Southwark for a long time. He was in short for decades, part of the  Labour/radical left that his brother has been in. Thousands of thousands of us on the left have seen him speak, and many have met him.

Corbyn’s views on Climate Change, which he developed in the new millenium (openly from around 2008)  led to an end of his direct links with the organised left. He began by sending E-Mails about his is weather forecasting operation, Weather Action, to a wide range of leftists (including the writer of this Blog). It developed into his appearance in the far-right Express, which persisted for some years (Why is the Daily Express still quoting this crank in its weather stories? 2015).

In 2013 this had caught people’s attention,

Boris Johnson has become a real embarrassment to London’s scientific community after his latest outburst of climate change ‘scepticism’,

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it seems that the only person Johnson consults on this issue is his friend Piers Corbyn, who rejects the overwhelming evidence that rising atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases is driving the unambiguous rise in global average temperatures, and instead holds the sun directly responsible for trends in the Earth’s climate.

Boris Johnson’s climate change “scepticism” is an embarrassment to London’s scientists

This offers an overview:

Piers Corbyn is an astrophysicist who regularly speaks at climate science denial events. He is founder and director of the weather forecasting company WeatherAction[3][4][5]

Corbyn bases his forecasts on activity happening on the surface of the sun. He claims the sun is the main driver behind changes in global temperature, rather than human activities and the burning of fossil fuels. [6]

His younger brother is Jeremy Corbyn MP, former leader of the UK’s Labour Party. There is no indication that Jeremy Corbyn shares Piers’ views on climate change, with Labour strongly committing to action on climate change in its latest party manifesto. [7]

Corbyn characterises climate science as a tool of “globalists” and sees George Soros as a kingpin in a global movement of “globalist elites” who are using climate science as a cover for deindustrialising the West. He has appeared at events alongside conspiracy theorists, including Holocaust denier Nicholas Kollerstrom. [8][9]

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Corbyn has been at the forefront of promoting misinformation and conspiracy theories about Covid-19, and has led and attended a number of anti-lockdown protests.

Desmoguk.

Piers Corbyn has declared Covid 19 is a “hoax”, been an anti-lockdown campaigner and is antivaccine.

His antics have been widely covered in the media.

Corbyn has become a anti globalist conspiracy theorist, has been involved with a variety of odd-balls from that camp,, many of whom are on the far right, has got fined and has had many brushes with the law.

He is now involved in this:

 

MP welcomes police probe of Piers Corbyn leaflet comparing Covid vaccine to Auschwitz

Evening Standard.

An MP welcomed a police investigation launched into a leaflet designed by Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers that likened Covid-19 vaccine efforts to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

The pamphlet had been hand-delivered in several areas, including Jewish homes in Barnet, north London and to residents in Southwark, south London.

It carried a cartoon of the extermination camp where 1.1 million people were murdered between 1940 and 1945.

A sketch of the entrance to Auschwitz in which the gates’ infamous slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (Work sets you free) was changed to “Vaccines are safe path to freedom”.

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Southwark Labour MP Neil Coyle said: “I’m glad the police are investigating this offensive material and I hope a prosecution is secured.

“It is important to prevent this offensive Holocaust imagery and appalling anti-vaccine nonsense being circulated.”

Mr Coyle said he had heard of cases where leaflet teams knocked on people’s doors and made them come to their doorstep to talk in an apparent breach of Covid-19 stay-at-home laws.

He urged anyone with information about such cases to report them to the Met on 101 or online.

Matthew Doyle, a Southwark resident and former Labour Party aide at 10 Downing Street, said: “I was shocked to get one of Piers Corbyn’s vile leaflets through the door.

 

The Guardian has a report,

The leaflets were described by a London council as an attempt to play on the fears of some residents, particularly people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who are among those most at risk from Covid-19. They feature a sketch of the entrance to Auschwitz in which the gates’ infamous slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (Work sets you free) has been changed to read “Vaccines are safe path to freedom”.

Inside, there are baseless claims such as the conspiracy theory that some vaccines contain nanochip technology which will enable recipients to be electronically tracked. They bear the name of Corbyn, a weather forecaster, and that of his website, where the leaflets appear in digital form.

“Shameful disinformation of this sort dampens our efforts to help save lives,” said Councillor Kieron Williams, the leader of Southwark council, who said the authority had reported the matter to the police.

Since Corbyn’s climate change denial the left, radical onwards, has broken its ties with him. But the far-right conspiracy leaflets Corbyn has distributed for some time,  his links with far right figures in recent years, culminating with the present leaflets with an anti-Semitic overtow, have brought the issue back to the fore. It is good that Southwark Labour MP Neil Coyle and the Borough Labour Council have spoken out. It is not illegitimate to ask other left-wingers, including,  his brother who comes from the same left Labour/radical left, to say something.

Written by Andrew Coates

February 3, 2021 at 12:06 pm

Covid Conspiracy Theorists Claim to Launch Social Media Platform.

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Image may contain: one or more people, text that says "BRAND NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM No Intrusive Algorithms Ad Free Networking User Privacy Free Speech COMING SOON Find out more 7.30pm Sun 10th Jan SAVE OUR RIGHTS"

Group Claims not to be “Nutters’.

OUR STORY

Coronavirus Act 2020 shone a huge light on all of the failings of the government. Many people felt that the restrictions that the government places on our lives, at the drop of a hat, were not reasonable or proportionate. We felt as though we did not have a voice or were labelled as “conspiracy theorists.”

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF COVID CRIME

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To find out more about the crimes we believe have been committed and how to go about reporting them to the police, please read through the information on the tabs below. At the end, if you decide you would like to report a crime, you’ll be asked to provide your contact details so we can send you a crime report template and an Evidence Bundle to give to your local police station.

They retweeted this yesterday:

And this:

Specialists in Conspiracists will find this of interest.

 

Another venture.

 

A friendly commentator offers this analysis of Save Our Rights U,K (SORUK)

Lockdown Sceptics.

 SORUK has its problems. Its leaders are inarticulate, seem to have no professional background and there is something odd about them. Its speakers have mixed levels of effectiveness. Gareth Icke can be a half-decent public speaker. His father David, though charismatic and at times compelling, is associated in the minds of many with eccentric and fringe ideas seen as ludicrous by some. Now I’ve read some of his work, and though he asks a number of sound questions, provides evidence for questioning mainstream narratives and is very assiduous, some of his ideas are somewhat bizarre and his use of words like “the psychopaths” in rallies is only preaching to the converted: his language is too incendiary to be persuasive, when what we need most is persuasion and accessible sophistry (rather than the doctoral-thesis, convoluted intellectualisms of people like Sinead Murphy.)

Piers Corbyn, though eccentric enough to become a national treasure and undoubtedly super-intelligent, again, is too passionate to persuade. Now, this is not to suggest for a moment that none of the things these guys are doing is worthwhile: quite the opposite. There’s nothing wrong with being a public speaker who doesn’t have an Oxbridge background and a Ph.D in Hegelian philosophy. In this day and age it’s absurd to suggest social caveats of this kind on public speakers. But we are in an impasse. Though we desperately need demonstrations, bigger and better, more unity and more power, am I alone in feeling there is something vaguely problematic about SORUK and that we might be able to do better? Would more of us support them and take them seriously if they had a more polished brand? Or are we content to hide in the bunkers like me and write stuff on social media to try and fight a long battle?

I’m aware that there is something a bit sanctimonious about what I’m saying. I can hear you saying, “Just a minute, when were YOU last in a demonstration?” And you’re right, of course. But what we need is some sort of effective, cohesive movement. If we had a live movement that attracted as speakers people like Brendan O’Neill, Douglas Murray, Peter Hitchens, Sir Desmond Swayne and Lord Sumption, would it gain more followers and be more effective?

A comment on this ever so sane and ever so reasonable post but an entirely sane and reasonable person reads,

 

I agree to a lot of what you say. I wish we could have Peter Hitchens, Sir Desmond Swayne and Lord Sumption, Nigel Farrage etc. talking at rallies.

Written by Andrew Coates

January 10, 2021 at 5:21 pm

Piers Corbyn announces he will run for London Mayor.

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Image may contain: text that says "Pinned Tweet Piers Corbyn @Piers_Corbyn 8h TOTAL SUCCESS! #NYEPartyOfParties by LONDON Eye. Over 1000 defied all threats +chanted #LetLondonLive! & Corbyn4London after announced will stand for Mayor! Thank you +well done all! We broke through a police line (VID) and Tony & got only FPNs 28 youtu.be/XaxucwOLVEA 89 311"

Strange Days.

Corbyn, who think that antifa and Black Lives Matter are financed by George Soros, and that the ‘globalist’ elite is behind the Covid-19 ‘hoax’, and the ‘New World Order’ is generally classified as on the extreme right conspiracy fringe.

Wikipedia offers a long list of his contemptible ravings,

This COVID-19 virus is a hoax. There may have been something around in China, was it the same thing, was it a bio-weapon, who knows. But it was used to unleash the most monstrous power-grab the world has ever seen. And what we have got to do, we have got to break their lockdowns, break all their measures or we lose. We are not just walking around protesting, saying to the Government please do this, please do that. We are not protesting, we are fighting, in order to break every move they make

More recently he has been in the news for this.

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother compares COVID-19 vaccines to Nazi atrocities

Jerusalem Post.

Piers Corbyn, the brother of former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, has been circulating leaflets around London — including the highly Jewish-populated area of Barnet, comparing the UK government’s coronavirus vaccination campaign to the Nazi atrocities at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.

 

On the front page of the leaflets appeared a picture of the infamous gate at the entrance of the Auschwitz death camp, but instead of the Nazi slogan ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ was written ‘Vaccines Are Safe Path To Freedom,’ taking a headline from the Evening Standard newspaper and distorting its message, the Jewish Chronicle (JC) reported.

Which is why his fellow far-rightists have already complained about this candidacy.

 

Maybe Jeremy Corbyn will say something about this Mayoral Candidacy/

 

 

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Written by Andrew Coates

January 1, 2021 at 1:02 pm