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Corbyn to hold emergency meeting over Labour's antisemitism crisis

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Corbyn has been forced to hold an emergency meeting of his shadow cabinet and a showdown with his MPs as the antisemitism crisis engulfing Labour threatened to spiral out of control.

    The Labour leader bowed to demands for action after coming under fierce attack from the party's most senior peers and from current and former staff members over his response to a TV documentary.

    Corbyn's reaction to the peers and staffers' attacks was announced at another heated meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) at which Corbyn was condemned by Jewish MPs and the PLP chairman, John Cryer.


    And about time too!
    Happygopolitely and mothorchid like this.
  2. baitranger

    baitranger Established commenter

    While it is true that the government at the time held secret meetings with the IRA, a terrorist organisation, they didn't publicly call them "friends" . Corbyn made a bad mistake in supporting the antisemitic mural and then "realising" after the event that it was actually very obviously racist and antisemitic.It just dawned on him although it wasn't that difficult to work out. He is carrying a lot of very uncomfortable baggage. Can he now change the habits of a political lifetime and make enemies of his Labour party cronies? I somehow doubt it.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    On 28th June 2016, 172 Labour MPs voted that they had no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, against only 40 voting in favour of him. Despite that, and innumerable plots to unseat him before and since then, he's still in position. How many "emergency meetings" can they hold about an "anti-Semitism crisis"? It was Margaret Hodge who moved the no confidence motion against Corbyn. She hates his guts and will stop at nothing to remove him. Until she gets the membership to side with her, and against Corbyn, she has no chance of succeeding. At the time, Corbyn said,

    “I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60 per cent of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today’s vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy.

    “We are a democratic party, with a clear constitution. Our people need Labour party members, trade unionists and MPs to unite behind my leadership at a critical time for our country.”

    He was right then, and he remains right now.
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    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    It's very simple. If Labour MPs don't like Corbyn, find their alternative candidate, get enough MPs to support their bid, and persuade Labour members to vote for them, just as Owen Smith tried, following the above vote of no confidence.
    Oldfashioned likes this.
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Corbyn still in hiding. Leaving it to Starmer, this time.
  6. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

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  7. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    The published explanation from the Guardian
    "A letter was removed from this page on 9 July 2019 due to errors in the list of signatories provided. We were contacted by an organisation which had not agreed to sign the letter; the organisers of the letter also acknowledge that there were other inaccuracies in the list of signatories."
    nomad likes this.
  8. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

  9. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    It had to be, to show the opinion you endorsed to be false.
    No, as it has nothing to do with the subject of the thread.
    nomad likes this.
  10. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    What opinion was endorsed? How can an opinion be false?

    Do you not understand that sky news is part of the Murdoch media empire that has decades long history of lying?
  11. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Just a diversionary tactic to shift the thread subject away from Corbyn to Murdoch.

    Meanwhile, on this morning's BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Lord Harris of Haringey, the Chair of the Labour Peers Group said: “There’s no question that in any organisation the moral tone that it sets, the style that it operates in is set from the top - that’s what leadership is all about.

    “So obviously Jeremy Corbyn has got a huge responsibility in this. He could have reined back some of his more idiotic supporters and stopped them doing some of the things they are doing - the intimidation of members, the extraordinary discriminatory remark; he could have reined back the people in his office who have been apparently interfering in cases of discipline within the party.

    “The concern that I have - and I have known Jeremy Corbyn for 47 years - is that he is not cut out to be a party leader."

    (PS - that is from the Express - which is not part of the Murdoch media empire)

    And as for...

    ...the MPs are pretty annoyed because Corbyn failed to turn up to last night's meeting!
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  12. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    unreliable for a different reason

    Daily Express. The Daily Express is a daily national middle-market tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom. ... The paper's editorial stances have often been seen as aligned to the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Euroscepticism and other right-wing factions including the right-wing of the Conservative Party.
  13. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    This thread is simply an attempt distraction from the racism and bigotry in the Tory leadership race.
    MAGAorMIGA likes this.
  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Yup. And...

    Rick Edmonds, media and business analyst at the Poynter Institute, critiques Vice News’ reporting as "raw and tasteless sometimes" and more akin to personal essays than balanced journalism. Other critiques mention that its work is more affiliated with entertainment than hard-hitting news.

    In a 2013 opinion piece for U.S. News and World Report, editor of the New York-based Foreign Policy Association Robert Nolan, stated that Vice's North Koreareporting was "more Jackass TV series than journalism".
  15. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    So you acknowledge that the express is also unreliable. Good. Have a nice day.
  16. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    It's important its own right regardless of the mediocrity of the Tory leadership contest.
    nomad likes this.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    You have a disturbing concept of ''racism and bigotry'' ... Maga posted clear cut prejudice against East Europeans and you called me 'disgusting' for calling it out... you only use those terms in a tribal political sense. You've divorced them from their actual meaning... just weapons to be used against those in another tribe.
    jenny_talwarts likes this.
  18. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    I haven't got a racist bone in my body, and certainly not a scintilla of prejudice against Eastern Europeans. It seems to describe a reality created by an unequal and unjust global capitalism - that countries with low wages have their workforces exploited by countries with higher average wages - is to incur the displeasure of the "Racist!" thought police.
  19. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Best not to copy Trump' s words on this subject.
    (It's a ridiculous expression)
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  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Let's try the Guardian then...

    More than sixty Labour peers have taken out an advertisement accusing Corbyn of having “failed the test of leadership” over his handling of antisemitism complaints within the party.

    The peers, including more than a dozen former ministers such as Peter Hain, Beverley Hughes and John Reid, have addressed the advert in the Guardian to Corbyn directly, saying: “The Labour party welcomes everyone* irrespective of race, creed, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (*except, it seems, Jews). This is your legacy, Mr Corbyn.”

    Representing about a third of Labour’s members in the House of Lords, the signatories told Corbyn the party was “no longer a safe place for all members” and claimed that thousands have resigned their membership “because of the toxic culture you have allowed to divide our movement”.

    In the advert, the 64 Labour peers state that Corbyn has not opened his eyes, taken responsibility or told the whole truth when it came to acknowledging the scale of complaints about antisemitism afflicting the party.

    “We are not asking if you are an antisemite. We are saying you are accountable as leader for allowing antisemitism to grow in our party and presiding over the most shaming period in Labour’s history,” they said.

    The message to Corbyn in the advert said: “It’s the style of your office and your followers to deny the truth of the message and shoot the messengers, whether they are party members or whistleblowers from Labour’s head office. But we cannot stay silent while younger, braver party workers and members speak out."

    “You have failed to defend our party’s anti-racist values. You have therefore failed the test of leadership.”

    This is indeed a sad day for the Labour Party. A noble institution until Corbyn was elected in by the mindless masses of the Momentum movement.

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