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Galloway and Skwawkbox lead Corbyn Defenders on Brexit.

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‘Yellow vest’ protesters confront Anna Soubry outside parliament last week.

As Far-Right British Gilets Jaunes Harraras Pro-Europeans Left Should Take Lead in Fighting Brexit.

Labour Policy on Brexit after this year’s Conference.

Fake News Site Skwawkbox has a little theory,

OF COURSE TODAY’S FAKE NEWS RE LABOUR/BREXIT IS NOT COORDINATED

There has been a rush of articles today in mainstream outlets on a common theme – supposed remainer horror and condemnation over Labour’s plan to continue with Brexit if successful in winning power.

So much so, that many left-wingers consider it a(nother) coordinated, establishment attack on Labour and its leader.

And of course, the fact that they were all centred on fake news is irrelevant. Labour’s Brexit position hasn’t changed and was a key feature of the manifesto that saw the party win the biggest increase in vote share since 1945:

It’s pure coincidence that all these articles contain quotes from the same dreary people saying the same dreary thing.

And it’s irrelevant that these articles omit the obvious: that to win power, as the party has a duty to the huge numbers suffering under the Tories to do, Labour cannot pour contempt on the views of the many millions of people who voted – and still want – to leave the EU.

Not only that, but in 2016 Corbyn was re-elected as Labour leader – with an increased share – promising to respect the referendum result and less than three months ago, Labour’s conference endorsed his policy to fight for a general election and negotiate Labour’s Brexit.

No, all this is complete happenstance and anyone who doubts the integrity of the UK’s ‘fourth estate’ is part of the  problem. It’s the independent left media that is fake news, after all.

Labour conference passes motion saying party ‘must’ leave door open for new Brexit referendum

Speaking in favour of the motion, Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, received a standing ovation when he told the conference hall that remaining in the EU could be an option in any future public vote.

He said: “It is right that Parliament has the first say but, if we need to break the impasse, our options must include campaigning for a public vote and nobody is ruling out Remain as an option.

 

 

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By contrast, Corbyn notably said,

As to what stance Labour would take if a referendum were held, Corbyn said, “it would be a matter for the party to decide what the policy would be; but my proposal at this moment is that we go forward, trying to get a customs union with the EU, in which we would be able to be proper trading partners.”

And he struck a distinctly Eurosceptic note by again highlighting Labour’s concerns about the state aid rules that form part of the architecture of the single market.

“I think the state aid rules do need to be looked at again, because quite clearly, if you want to regenerate an economy, as we would want to do in government, then I don’t want to be told by somebody else that we can’t use state aid in order to be able to develop industry in this country,” he said

Neither is he willing to countenance the idea that Labour should support May’s deal, to avoid Britain crashing out with no deal in place at all – a move the prime minister has repeatedly said is in the “national interest”.

“The national interest is for parliament to have a vote on this deal now,” Corbyn said, pointing out that it was May who had pulled the vote, which MPs had agreed to hold on 11 December.

“They reneged on that. And then she suddenly turns round and starts accusing us of playing politics with it. She’s the one that reneged on the deal. Not me.”

In his party conference speech, Corbyn surprised some activists by saying Labour could back the prime minister’s deal if she secured a permanent customs union and offered stronger assurances on workers’ rights and environmental standards.

He said that offer remains open. “It’s there: at no stage since I made that in October has the government been in touch with us at all.”

To those activists who support his leadership but ardently hope he will stop Brexit, Corbyn said: “We have to recognise a number of things. One is, as a party, about 60% of Labour voters voted remain; about 40% voted leave. We have to recognise why people voted in those directions.”

“Labour is unique as a party, because it’s got to bring all sides together – hence my view on a customs union, on access to the market.”

To put is simply, the ‘I’ says, he now stands with the sovereigntists, right and left,  “Mr Corbyn also said he would advocate Brexit if there was a second referendum on the issue.

Corbyn has found a vocal supporter in George Galloway:

Galloway has taken to attacking left-wing pro-Europe MP Clive Lewis.

The Other Europe is Possible supporting Socialist Resistance publishes this article:

Labour must take the lead on Brexit

Alan Davis.

At the moment Labour is not only holding a second referendum at arms-length but it is talking about, in the event of winning an election, negotiating a better Brexit deal than May has managed!

This in my view would be disastrous. Being against Brexit means being against the reopening of negotiations on Brexit. Brexit cannot be turned into “left exit” or Lexit because there is no Lexit possible in the present situation. Brexit has its origins and dynamic as a right-wing project and it will remain a right-wing project.

The negotiation by Labour of a slightly less bad deal than May that would inevitably be inferior to the current membership conditions of the EU itself would be seen as a betrayal by very large sections of Labour’s base, not least young people.

Labour must have a clear anti-Brexit stance. It should put a referendum on Brexit in its manifesto making it clear that the vote would include an option to stay in the EU. This is the only way to clearly take the leadership of the anti-Brexit movement. The reality today is that only a second popular vote can credibly stop Brexit and not a general election – which continues to be the Labour leadership’s priority – unlikely as it is to happen between now and the Brexit date.

Brexit is on the ropes and can be beaten. A second referendum is now an achievable demand, but only if the Labour fully backs it and makes it happen.

The left should take this situation extremely seriously. A crash-out Brexit would take the country sharply to the right and create a ruthless race to the bottom in which the poorest would be hit the hardest. If Labour is seen as bringing this about even by default (for example by failing to back a second vote early enough), it could pay a heavy price amongst its base. On the other hand, if Labour championed a second vote with an in-out option it would take the leadership of a still growing mass movement and could win a big majority.

We have to have a way forward at this stage that does not have its origins in racism and xenophobia if we are to get out of the situation that Cameron and Osborne plunged us when they chose the first referendum to settle scores in the Tory Party.

When the vote comes in Parliament, therefore, Labour must not only vote down May’s deal and oppose a no-deal crash out by default. It must also back the suspension of Article 50 in order to create the space for a second referendum with the option of staying in the EU. This is not because we have any illusions in the EU or think that it can be reformed from within. It is because the present course set by Brexit, or any credible variants, is set to provide a big victory for the right, the impoverishment of large numbers of people and threaten the future of an anti-austerity government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Boffy comments,

It’s quite clear what the party’s policy is, and it is not what Corbyn is shovelling.  At party conference, the vast majority of delegates were pushing for a clearer policy that would have committed the party to opposing Brexit outright, whether by a General Election, or support for another referendum.  Only after a lot of arm twisting was the composite motion agreed, in the interests of party unity.  But, the clear intention of that composite to was to back a strategy that worked towards a General Election, or another referendum, in which Labour would argue for Brexit to be scrapped.  That is why Starmer, made clear in his conference speech on the composite that if that process resulted in Labour backing another referendum, that referendum would have to include the option of Remain.

Current estimates are that 90% of party members support Remain.  The only rational position on which Labour could call for a General Election or another referendum, would be on the basis of calling for Remain, and scrapping Brexit.  Corbyn is setting himself against 90% of party members, and around 75% of Labour voters, by pushing ahead with his reactionary dream of Brexit as part of a Stalinoid programme of Social Democracy in One Country, egged on by his Stalinist advisors, from the Morning Star, and Socialist Action.  Such a programme would destroy Labour for a generation.

Even compared with a Blair-right Labour Party such a development would be reactionary.  Its only necessary to look at the calamity that befell the working-class in Eastern Europe, China, Vietnam, and Cuba as a consequence of Stalinism to recognise that.  In Russia, millions starved to death as a result of Stalin’s crazy economic policies, and the police state erected to push them through; in China millions more died as Mao’s economic nationalist policy of The Great Leap Forward, amounted to driving the country back decades, if not centuries, in terms of its economic potential.  And, everywhere that Stalinists have been allowed to pursue such a course, not only has it led to such economic chaos, but it has led to the erection of the most grotesque, bureaucratic and totalitarian regimes.

The party rank and file must call Corbyn and the leadership to account for their betrayal of party members and basic socialist principle.  Party branches should flood the NEC with motions and demands for a recall conference to decisively commit the Party to opposing Brexit, for the revoking of Article 50, and for the calling of a General Election on that basis, in which Labour will set out the reactionary nature of Brexit, and its opposition to it.  It should set out our commitment to working with socialists and workers organisations across the EU, to fight for a Workers Europe, as I set out some time ago, we should build a Socialist Campaign for Europe.

Its clear that we cannot trust Corbyn, who has put his own personal commitment to the reactionary economic nationalist programme of Stalinism above the needs and wishes of party members and of British workers, with his continued backing of Brexit.  Its time for him, and his Stalinist advisors to go.  We need a new leader committed to the principles of socialist internationalism, to oppose Brexit, and build a progressive socialist movement across Europe.

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Written by Andrew Coates

December 23, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Kate Hoey MP, Faces De-Selection Call – “a highly principled woman I have known for 40 years” – George Galloway.

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“..a highly principled woman I have known for 40 years.” – George Galloway.

Hoey is in the news today,

Kate Hoey vows to face down local activists over bid to deselect her

Activists in Vauxhall, south London, unanimously backed a motion of no confidence in the MP and called for party bosses to suspend the whip from her.

They also said she should be made “ineligible for re-selection or endorsement as a Labour party parliamentary candidate”.

And they accused her of “collaborating” with Tory Brexiteers and the DUP and “propping up a failing government”.

Ms Hoey has faced a barrage of internal criticism after she was among four Labour MPs who helped the Government defeat an attempt to force Britain to sign up to a customs union with the EU.

The no-confidence motion claims that defeat in the Commons vote could have brought down the Government and led to a general election that Labour was “widely expected to win”.

However, the backbencher vowed to take on attempts to push her out, despite conceding that those in her Lambeth seat voted overwhelmingly in favour of staying in the EU.

The MP told the Guardian in a statement that the motion was “not a surprise”.

“My local party activists are solid EU remainers. I will always put my country before my party and helping my constituents is a priority,” she said.

“After 29 years as an MP I am quite relaxed about the vote and it won’t influence in any way how I vote in future.”

The motion carries no official force, but local members hope it will pile pressure on the leadership and that it could lead to a so-called “trigger ballot” to remove her ahead of the next election.

The Constituency Labour Party motion on Thursday read: “In June 2017 Kate Hoey was elected on a manifesto which explicitly rejected Theresa May’s approach to Brexit and pledged in a letter to constituents that she endorsed Labour’s plans.

“This CLP censures Kate Hoey MP for repeatedly reneging on those commitments, and ignoring the clearly stated views of her constituents and the national and local Labour Party.”

In her report to the meeting, Ms Hoey said: “Whilst many of you may disagree with my views, I have voted in line with the manifesto and the result of the referendum – to leave the single market and the customs union.

“All my votes are on the issue being debated and not in support of the Government.”

Yes, she had nobody to back her as Shiraz also points out.

 

That’s as may be, but Hoey has the comfort of the backing of her comrade George Galloway:

Kate Hoey has, as the former leader of Respect’s Tweet picture indicates, a past on the radical left.

She was a member of the International Marxist Group (IMG).

There are a number of anecdotes about those days and the affiliation, such as this,

 

Living in London in the early 1970s she became a vice-president of the NUS.[Jack Straw was NUS president at the time]. Returning from an overseas conference, she found herself sitting next to Tariq Ali on the plane. Tariq persuaded her to join the IMG, which she did in summer 1971.

In subsequent years she used to muddy this connection by claiming that she was in the Spartacus League, a short lived youth wing of the IMG. She was never at ease with the Irish Republican Trotskyism of the IMG and was also very inimical to Gery Lawless an IMG member at the time.

She felt that having Lawless as a member discredited the IMG. Under the influence of Brian Trench [political influence of course!] she joined the IS in 1972 but her stay there was also limited.

She joined Hackney Labour party and supported the Troops Out Movement for a period before becoming a supporter of the BICO front organisation, Campaign for Labour Representation in Northern Ireland.

This is what she now says of this experience, (2nd of January 2016. Guardian)

She also became vice-president of the National Union of Students, and was briefly was a member of the International Marxist Group, because it “probably had better-looking young men” than other radical-left groups.

As ex-IMG myself I can’t disagree with that.

During the Europe Referendum Hoey made herself conspicuous by appearing with Nigel Farage, and,  at the risk of repeating the message of the picture which heads this post, popped up with Galloway at least once on his RT ‘show’.

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Her views were informed by these ideas, attacking Labour’s failure to stand up for Country and lack of patriotic fibre, which she shares with figures such as Paul Embery of the Arron Banks backed Trade Unionists Against the EU,

Hoey blames her party’s “extremely unpatriotic” outlook for its increasing alienation from its traditional working class supporters. “They feel very strongly about their country and we have been extremely unpatriotic as a party to our country. There’s just a feeling that we’re half-hearted about being British, we’re half-hearted about the monarchy, we’re half-hearted about the way we see our country in the world. I’m very proud of being British and I think the United Kingdom is a force for good in the world and we seem to feel all the time that we have to put ourselves down because somehow that might upset people”.

New Statesman. 17th of June 2015.

Another prominent supporter of Brexit was the man who recruited her to the IMG, Tariq Ali.

LIke Kate Hoey Ali was happy at the Leave vote, “Tariq Ali ‘Pleased’ Brexit Has Given EU ‘Big Kick’ up ‘Backside'” reported the Venezuelan repressive regime mouthpiece TeleSur on the 24th of June 2016.

Ali’s expressions of solidarity to his old comrade-in-arms Hoey are yet to be made public.

George Galloway and Ken Livingstone in Eagerly Awaited Beanfeast.

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Galloway is a busy bunny these days.

To  past glories such as,   Dusty Springfield, the musical (2010) and children’s books about an ‘ethical pirate’ (2017, we have this, the Show of the Century!

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The masses are on tenterhooks…

To crown our joy we also have the following, a spectacle of spectacles:

Topple Galloway
Coming up from D-Day the 6th of June: a brand new show Topple Gallowaytopical gorgeousness, irreverence and lacerating commentary topped off with ribald repartee. George Galloway joins vocabulary forces with independent journalist and commentator Steve Topple of the canary.co. Tune in on Tuesdays for two of Britain’s top talkers in one show!

Here is the some Wit from noted Japester Steve Topple.

 

We look forward to Ken’s response to this Galloway tweet:

Livingstone and that them there Hitler: Galloway accuses former London May of “political senility”.

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“The more I learn about Hitler, the more I dislike him. He was mad.”Alan Partridge.

“Horrendous” Ken Livingstone on the Nazi Party.

 George Galloway attacks Livingstone:

 

Ken Livingstone has sparked outrage yet again after repeatedly bringing up Adolf Hitler within the first seconds of an interview about Labour’s failure to tackle anti-Semitism.

The former London mayor is currently suspended from the Labour party following a series of remarks he made in 2016 about Hitler supporting Zionism.

He was being interviewed about the failure of Labour to win the north London borough of Barnet – an area with a large Jewish population – which many have blamed on the recent anti-Semitism row. 

Several Barnet candidates have attribute the inability of their party to oust the Conservatives on Mr Livingston’s comments and the lack of action taken against them.

When asked about this in a Sky News interview, he began speaking again about Hitler and Zionism and said that that accusations of anti-Semitism were acting as a “distraction” from Labour policy.

He also said the allegations were part of a “smear” campaign against him.

His comments prompted a flurry of criticism, with Labour politicians ad campaigners questioning angrily why the “irrelevant man” was acting as a spokesman on the issue.

In the Friday morning interview, Mr Livingston said: “There’s a lot of Jewish people – not just in Barnet but all over the place – that believe I said Hitler was a Zionist – that was the big smear on the day I was suspended.

“You only have to go on Jerusalem’s Holocaust website…one of the document’s you can download is about Hitler’s deal with the Zionists in the 30s.

“Hitler wanted to get all the Jews out of Germany and the Zionists wanted to create a Jewish state in Palestine and so they collaborated to do that.”

He then referred to the Nazi party as “horrendous”.

Speaking about the anti-Semitism row in Labour he added: “We have had a general secretary until very recently who just allowed this to bubble on … so many people suspended.

He was then asked if he agreed that his repeated comments were “alienating the Jewish community in places like Barnet.”

5 Star Movement Gets a Viva! from Galloway!

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Gets Galloway’s Viva!

George Galloway, formerly (?) a leading figure in, amongst others, the Stop the War Coalition, is a star columnist on the far-right site, Westmonster.

Yesterday he wrote this patriotic piece;

Galloway: Lords push to undo Brexit as voted for by the British people is an act of high treason

This act of political arson will be seen in hindsight as having lit a fuse on a mountain of democratic gunpowder. The subsequent political explosion will make Guy Fawkes look like a mere effigy. The House of Lords, which partied long into the night at your expense last week, is fiddling while the anger of the British people slowly burns. Nursing their wrath to keep it warm…

Now his attention and enthusiasm has turned to Italy’s Five Star Movement, Movimento 5 Stelle.

Italy’s president to turn to 5-Stars to lead coalition talks amid impasse

Italy’s president is launching another round of consultations to try to overcome the impasse from inconclusive March 4 elections. Sergio Mattarella is expected to turn to the populist 5-Star Movement to head up talks, AP reports. President the 5-Star president of the lower chamber of deputies, Roberto Fico, was summoned to the Quirinale Palace on Monday. Mattarella will likely give Fico a mandate to explore the possibilities of finding an alliance that can win a parliamentary majority. Previous rounds have failed. The 5-Stars were the biggest single vote-getter in the March 4 vote, but finished behind a center-right coalition made up of the right-wing League, Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and a smaller party. That centre-right alliance won a regional election Sunday in southern Molise, boosting its standing in national talks.

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April 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Galloway Urges Opposition to War on Syria “on Behalf of ISIS and Al Qaeda”.

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Doubtful Evidence From Syria Says George Galloway.

Anybody with doubts about Syria remember this is Galloway’s position.

One wonders if he will be speaking at Stop the War Coalition events on this theme?

For a left response see:

 Simon Nelson. Alliance for Workers’ Liberty.

After nearly seven years of unrest and civil war in Syria, Assad’s chemical attack on the civilian population trapped in Douma, a city near the capital Damascus, no longer seems shocking; it was the action of a regime that is able to kill and maim with impunity.

The attack on the city followed negotiations which ended on 25 March with an agreement for a cessation of armed attacks, to allow for civilian evacuations. People were allowed stay, including members of the main rebel group there, HTS, on condition they became civilian police. 4,500 people were evacuated before the attack.

But on April 6, 2018 the heavy shelling of Douma which culminated in the two chemical attacks continued. 350 airstrikes were carried out in 48 hours. Syrian helicopters dropped 120 barrel bombs.

Assad did not need to use chemical weapons against the civilian population. The regime was on the cusp of taking control of this area and is in control of all but a handful of areas in the entire country. (Idlib in north-west Syria, is the largest area that is not under his control, and still has rebels who wants Assad replaced.)

The attack was about showing that his regime and his Russian and Iranian allies are in control and will not tolerate any dissent of any kind.

The small pockets of resistance to Assad are now dominated by the jihadists of Jaish al-Islam (HTS) who are unable to win the war. Meanwhile Turkey, the major backers of the Free Syrian Army, is focused on repressing the Kurds. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states know it is increasingly futile for them to back the various jihadist factions scattered across Syria.

Russia claims the attack simply didn’t happen, while the US, France and the EU condemned it.

As we go to press Donald Trump is threatening airstrikes against Assad and his allies in response. A targeted airstrike on 8 April, was probably carried out by Israel following missiles being launched from Lebanon. This was a warning to Iran not to set up military bases near Syria’s border with Israel.

Some on the left have questioned why Assad would launch such an attack when he is so close to victory. Those influenced by Stalinism and a desire to see Russia as a bulwark against US imperialism have even said that it could not have happened.

An inability to recognise and condemn the brutal nature of the Assad regime was reflected in the Labour Party’s woeful statement. That calls on “all those” who have used chemical weapons to be punished and describing the rebels in Douma as “occupying”. Those rebels are not friends of the left, women, the labour movement or minorities, but they are no more occupying than the regime is. Except of course, these rebels are not backed up by Russian jets and Iranian and Lebanese militias. The statement’s talk of meaningful dialogue to find a lasting political settlement is a fantasy. Assad has won the war and is celebrating his victory with a gruesome show of power.

The Labour leaders’ inability to squarely face reality mirrored Corbyn’s initial response to the poisoning of ex-KGB agent Sergei Skripal, when he refused to blame Russia for the poisoning and stressed that a third party could have carried out the attack.

Assad is now very likely to make more such attacks to enforce his grip on any area that has been a rebel stronghold. For seven years Syria has been the battleground for clashes of regional imperialist rivalries, with Russian and the US supporting their own chosen sides as and when they chose to.

The displacement of refugees both within Syria and outside its borders has caused a huge humanitarian crisis. This will, in the immediate future, get worse as Assad restores “order”.

Here is the video.

Video shows Syrians affected by chemical attack

Several Syrian activist groups reported barrel bombs with toxic gas were dropped by helicopters over the rebel-held city of Douma left dozens of civilians dead and scores wounded. Syrian state news agency SANA has cited an “official source” denying the allegations.

Written by Andrew Coates

April 11, 2018 at 11:58 am

George Galloway Tries to Wade into Anti-Semitism Controversy.

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On Facebook Kevin Ovenden lectures Jon Lansman on anti-Semitism, “Kevin Ovenden I’d like to see you put anti-semitism in the context of the more extant Tory-driven anti-Muslim racism, John. Ie gum, walk, same time.  This is far too reactive – and seeking cover from a comment by Mehdi. People in leading positions need to lead – not run for cover.”

The – until not long ago –  bag-man for George Galloway appears to have the memory of a fruit fly.

Or has he forgotten the last time one of his crowd gave lessons to Lansman?

“George Galloway has vowed to take legal action against Momentum boss Jon Lansman in a row over anti-Semitism – and called on Jeremy Corbyn to back him up as a witness.” 30th January 2018

Still, back in the day, when Ovenden was high up in Respect,  they had no problem with anti-Semitism.

None at all.

Except…

Antisemitism (Wikipedia, Respect Party). 

Abul Hussain, a former member of Respect’s national council, posted antisemitic comments on Facebook and was expelled for his comments in September 2010. The councillor joked about chopping off a Jewish person’s sidelocks and confiscating their kippah. He also wrote about Jews, “Here’s a penny go put it in the bank and [you] just might get a pound after ten years interest!”. The Respect Party stated that “such views are demonstrably incompatible with party membership”.[152][153]

In 2011 Carole Swords, of Bow, the chairwoman of the Respect Party in Tower Hamlets, was convicted for a public order offence after an altercation with a Jewish counter-protester, Harvey Garfield, at a protest inside a Covent Garden Tesco Metro supermarket. She was alleged to have struck him in the face, smacking off his eyeglasses, while he was protecting Israeli goods from potentially being damaged.[154] A subsequent appeal in December cleared her of the offence. Swords’ defence team claimed Garfield had harassed and intimidated Swords inside the supermarket, and alleging he had called her a “Nazi”, a” fishwife” and a “terrorist”. The recorder determined that Garfield had followed Swords inside the Tesco and that she had demanded he desist. The recorder could not determine how Garfield’s glasses had fallen based on the store footage, and allowed the appeal.[155] Swords had earlier described Zionists as “cockroaches … bugs [which] need to be stomped out”[154] and at a different rally, Swords had told a Jewish protester to “go back to Russia”.[156]

Following Naz Kahn’s appointment as Respect’s women’s officer in Bradford in October 2012, it emerged that Kahn had recently commented on Facebook that “history teachers in our school” were and are “the first to start brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler. What have the Jews done good in this world??”[157] David Aaronovitch in The Jewish Chronicle wrote: “‘What have the Jews done good in this world?’ clearly means ‘The Jews do only bad’. The Jews haven’t suffered as much as they say they have, but insofar as they have suffered it’s their own fault and, in any case, they have gone on to inflict equal or more suffering on others. That’s ‘the Jews’ as a group, not ‘many Jews’, ‘some Jews’ or ‘a few Jews.'”[158] Ron McKay, Galloway’s spokesman, said Kahn’s comments had been written shortly before she joined Respect, on an “unofficial site” (the Respect Bradford Facebook page), and that she “now deeply regrets and repudiates that posting.”[157]

The last formal leader of Respect, George Galloway, has been accused by The Guardian journalist Hadley Freeman of having “said and done things that cross the line from anti-Israel to antisemitic”. He threatened to sue her for the comments made on Twitter in February 2015, although the tweet had already been deleted.[159] Her tweet followed the Question Time George Galloway in Finchley controversy, an edition of the BBC’s political debate series on which Freeman’s Guardian colleague Jonathan Freedland had also appeared and made similar assertions about Galloway’s conduct.[159]

Galloway’s support for Hizbollah and Hamas, his refusal to debate with Israeli Jews; his endorsement of Gilad Atzmon, and his declaration of Bradford as being an “Israeli-free zone” are among the issues which have led to the attitudes of the politician being thought suspect.[159][160]

So what is Galloway’s response at present?

I think we could have guessed it – thanks to our scriveners out there hard at work pounding the Twitter Feed.

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Written by Andrew Coates

March 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm