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So the Blairites have launched another of their wanky, too-clever-by-half PR campaigns. This one is aimed at managing the fallout from the leaked internal report showing right-wing party staff threw the 2017 General Election amongst other acts of sabotage.

Having been caught throwing an election to the Tories and indulging in racist “banter” about Diane Abbott you might think they’d want to crawl away in horror and shame, but no.

These are the sociopathic, amoral inheritors of New Labour, for whom everything was about positioning, PR, surface appearances and focus group play. Truth, morals, shame are utterly alien concepts to them. Remember the New Labour spin doctor whose reaction to the 911 attacks was to say “this would be a good day to bury bad news”? …


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The mainstream media has been reporting on Keir Starmer’s attempts to “win back” the Jewish community. In doing so they have given a perfect demonstration of the dishonest ways in which they control the narrative depending on whether or not their subject has the favour of the establishment.

They have also demonstrated that Britain is governed by an oligarchy, an establishment which spans both main parties. If the Labour leader is a member of this establishment, like Sir Keir, they are given warm, fuzzy press coverage which signals to readers that they are part of the club. …


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There is naturally a big debate raging between Corbyn supporters right now as to whether to leave the party.

Those who want to stay fall into several camps: 1) those who think Starmer shares their values 2) Those who prioritise getting rid of the Tories above all else and would rather see any Labour government than a Tory one 3) Those who have a tribal, lifetime loyalty to Labour that transcends any considerations of policy 4) Those who want to stay in Labour to try and ensure it retains a Corbynite ethos regardless of who the new leader is.

I can see the logic in this last position, although personally I won’t be able to summon up the energy to join in party activities if the words and actions of the leadership is pissing me off. I mean can genuine Corbynistas really see themselves working for a party where this sort of attitude is predominant and…


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Accusations of bias against the BBC are a common trope in social media discussions. These accusations come from both left and right, which is understandably confusing to many observers. In fact an equally common trope from some quarters is that “both left and right think the BBC is biased against them, which means that it’s actually impartial”

This statement is completely wrong, and we need to drill down much deeper into this subject to define the true nature of BBC bias. The BBC is indeed shockingly biased against the Corbyn-led Labour Party, and Corbyn supporters are correct to perceive a sinister propaganda drive against them by the state broadcaster. …


An excellent tweet from Corbyn today holding Richard Branson to account for his sharp practice towards the NHS.

This is exactly the sort of tone and flavour we need from Corbyn right now — direct, combative, unapologetic and populist.

Corbyn needs to tweet like this more and more often, on all different policy areas and against all his different types of opponent (including internal Labour ones). No more of this “rise above it all/too dignified to respond” posture that he has adopted too often in the past.

The Branson tweet is the sort of thing that will win elections for the left — setting the agenda, forcing the right to respond to us rather than the other way round, and forcing them to defend the indefensible. Even better, it will make utter fools of the centrists as they perform mental gymnastics trying to condemn Corbyn while simultaneously not puncturing their self-image as nice, progressive people. …


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A few reflections on Johnson’s elevation to the Premiership:

1) I now have a much deeper empathy for how Americans felt on the occasion of Trump’s inauguration. Not just because of the extreme right-wing politics of both men but because of their total and embarrassing lack of suitability for the job on a personal level.

2) This is the third Tory Prime Minister the “useless” Corbyn has seen off on his watch. The first one told him “In the name of God, go!” the second one told him “We will never let you govern”. …


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On past record, I have fears that Corbyn will fold to the manufactured outcry over Chris Williamson’s comments on anti-semitism. This he must not do. Nor must Chris take it upon himself to resign or anything like that.

My reasons for saying this are moral, tactical and political.

Morally, it is right to support Williamson as he did not say anything wrong. The headlines are all along the lines of “WILLIAM SAYS LABOUR SHOULD STOP APOLOGISING FOR ANTI-SEMITISM”, which gives the impression he thinks that anti-semitism is a good thing. What he actually said was Labour should stop apologising for anti-semitism because their record in combatting it has been good. …


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Today I’m going to be challenging a myth often touted by the left. It has become a bit of a truism in left wing circles that the reason for Corbyn’s unexpected surge was that during elections the media is not allowed to be biased and that when Corbyn gets a fair hearing people like him and his policies.

I think that this is incorrect on a number of different levels, and that the real reason for the surge was quite different. Nor do I think the above myth is particularly helpful to Corbyn’s cause. Let’s break it down:

Firstly, it is not the case that the media is required to be unbiased during elections and not at other times. Television stations have a requirement to be unbiased at all times, not just during elections. Conversely, most newspapers do not have any legal requirement to be unbiased, during elections or at any other time, as they are not operating under any form of state licencing or regulator. …


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Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team have obviously been under fire in the last few days for refusing to adopt the new IHRA definition of anti-semitism in its entirety. They have excluded certain provisions which might be used to prevent any criticism of Israel and its policy towards the Palestinians. Naturally Corbyn’s enemies have used this to dishonestly imply that he does not want to adopt the code because he is anti-semitic, and this has become a major symbolic flashpoint in the whole anti-semitism storm whipped up by the press.

Now in fact it is fine not to adopt the provisions in question if that is what Corbyn and his team want to do. Anti-semitism must be clearly defined so that it can be defeated, but this must never become confused with legitimate criticism of the actions of the Israeli government. …


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Today I would like to examine the psychology of the centrists who are ludicrously trying to pretend that Corbyn is an anti-Semite.

With what can only be described as a co-ordinated PR campaign, our mainstream media have hit new heights of Orwellianism with their inversion of the truth on this issue. Unlike these virtue-signalling liberal centrists Corbyn was a tireless anti-racism campaigner before it was fashionable to be one, when such campaigning was dismissed as GLC style “loony leftism”. Yet now our corrupt media are trying to leave an image of him to posterity as some sort of evil racist.

Obviously the motivation of Tories in doing this is obvious — to damage Corbyn and to therefore cost him votes. What of the centrists’ motivation, though, led by usual suspects in the parliamentary Labour Party? Well on one level their motivation is the same as that of the Tories — to harm Corbyn and cost him votes. Ideologically and culturally they’re actually on the same side as the Tories, want to defeat the ideology represented by Corbyn. They clearly have a certain mutual sympatico with the Tories as is evident from watching them fluff each other on social media. …

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