Labour's weaponisation of anti-Semitism has never ended
Plus: Jewish leftist elected to NEC; How party sabotaged Corbyn in 2019; and: how an Israeli arms firm was forced to sell one of its UK factories | Issue #52
I’ve had a busy summer. After the conclusion of a special project which has been in the works for years (be patient — it will be revealed soon!) I took a summer break — so this is the first newsletter-style roundup post I’ve done in a while.
For this Substack, I am planning on just reposting my articles published elsewhere here soon after they’re published online. That means subscribers to this Substack will get the full text of my articles published elsewhere straight into their email inbox. I’m likely to do away with these round-up style posts — or at least make them less frequent. That’s how things have worked out recently anyway.
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Palestine solidarity veteran and Jewish Voice for Labour spokesperson Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi was elected onto the UK Labour Party’s ruling NEC earlier this month. It was one in the eye for Keir Starmer and his “Labour anti-Semitism” witch hunters, as well as a boost to the (otherwise highly endangered) Labour left. We’ll see what happens, but I doubt this will be allowed to stand. I suspect a pretext will be conjured by Starmer’s people to get rid of (or at least marginalise) Naomi soon enough. Read my full report here.
The Labour Party establishment sabotaged pro-Corbyn candidates during the 2019 general election, newly obtained documents show. The Labour “anti-Semitism” report leaked in April 2020 proved how Labour sabotaged Corbyn in the 2017 election. Now we know they did similar things in 2019. Read my full piece here.
The Forde Report was along awaited — you can read my analysis of it here. To me, the biggest takeaway was the fact that Forde admitted that the Labour right was guilty of “weaponising” anti-Semitism (even though he tried to impose an artificial “balance” on the situation). Yes of course that’s something we already knew, but it’s important that this has received recognition by a senior British lawyer.
A UK government lawyer admitted in court back in May that Israeli arms firm Elbit had been “forced” by Palestine Action protesters to sell their drone parts factory in Oldham. Read my full report with all the details here. Since that was published, it was also revealed that Elbit has closed down its London office. As Palestine Action supporters put it: two down, eight to go…