The Labour Right Would Prefer a Johnson Government to a Corbyn One. It’s Time to Replace Them by Aaron Bastani

18 July 2019 — Novara Media

This was the week when the British establishment, from right to centre, effectively conceded they would prefer a Boris Johnson premiership to a Jeremy Corbyn one. This includes the Labour establishment, of course, the highlight being an advert in the Guardian taken out by 64 Labour Lords criticising the party’s leadership. 

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The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson By Ben Norton

15 July 2019 — Grayzone

The Guardian removed article Chris Williamson letter

Britain’s leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed an open letter signed by Noam Chomsky defending Labour MP Chris Williamson from “anti-Semitism” smears.

By Ben Norton

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BBC’s anti-Corbyn hatchet job fails to land blow By Asa Winstanley

12 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

Israel supporters protest alleged anti-Semitism outside Labour Party headquarters. Henry Nicholls Reuters

The BBC heavily trailed details from Wednesday night’s Panorama program, “Is Labour Anti-Semitic?”

The papers were full of headlines about it over the weekend, and it was supposed to prove just how anti-Semitic Labour has become under left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Jewish Voice for Labour accuse the BBC of showing ‘half-truths, distortions and outright invention’

11 July 2019 — The Canary

On 10 July, BBC‘s Panorama broadcast an hour-long show called Is Labour Antisemitic? The BBC claimed it presented “exclusive interviews from key insiders and access to confidential communications” in order to reveal “evasions and contradictions at the heart” of the Labour Party. Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) has since responded with a statement calling the episode a “farrago of half-truths, distortions and outright invention”.
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Guilt of anti-semitism now needs no evidence By Jonathan Cook

8 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

A deadly serious tweet at the weekend from Armando Iannucci, the comedy writer responsible for the hugely popular Westminster TV satire show The Thick of It, reveals something significant about the problem of resolving the so-called Labour anti-semitism “crisis”. In response to a tweet by a follower discussing my recent blog post entitled “The plot to keep Corbyn out of power”, Iannucci observed: “Fresh insight on the Labour antisemitism story. It’s all a lie stoked up by Jews.”

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The plot to keep Corbyn out of power By Jonathan Cook

3 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

In the latest of the interminable media “furores” about Jeremy Corbyn’s supposed unfitness to lead the Labour party – let alone become prime minister – it is easy to forget where we were shortly before he won the support of an overwhelming majority of Labour members to head the party.

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