Blairite Margaret Hodge refuses to back Corbyn, exposing fraud of Labour’s “socialist transformation”

13 November 2019 — WSWS

By Thomas Scripps

Labour Party MP Dame Margaret Hodge has refused to endorse party leader Jeremy Corbyn as a potential prime minister. Her comments come just days after former Labour MPs John Woodcock, John Mann and Ian Austin called for a vote for Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party.

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The Guardians of the Jewish ‘Mainstream’ Have Their Own Questions to Answer Over Jews’ Corbyn Fears

10 November 2019 — Novara Media

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by Douglas Gerrard

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On day one of this general election campaign, the Jewish Chronicle ran an editorial imploring non-Jewish British citizens not to vote Labour. Citing a poll commissioned by the paper which suggested that 87% of British Jews consider Jeremy Corbyn to be an antisemite, the Chronicle warned: “If this man is chosen as our next prime minister, the message will be stark: that our dismay that he could ever be elevated to a prominent role in British politics, and our fears of where that will lead, are irrelevant.” 

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UK: Factional warfare in Corbyn leadership after McDonnell allies with Blairites over Brexit By Chris Marsden

15 October 2019 — WSWS

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is staging a “coup” against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to numerous media reports.

The Sunday Times describes McDonnell as Labour’s “leader in all but name,” having “assumed control of the party amid claims that Jeremy Corbyn is preparing to step down.” This includes being “in daily charge of the Labour operation as the party moves to an election footing,” launching “his own policy platform” and drawing up “a list of appointments he wants in the leader of the opposition’s office, known as LOTO, to surround Corbyn with his allies.”

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Corbyn holds pro-Remain party discussions over leading “caretaker” administration or stepping aside to allow “government of national unity”

2 October 2019 — WSWS

By Chris Marsden

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell yesterday publicly opposed plans for a “government of national unity” and insisted on Jeremy Corbyn’s right to head a “caretaker government” to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

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Corbyn tries to unite Labour Party to solve Brexit crisis for ruling class By Thomas Scripps

21 September 2019 — WSWS

The Labour Party conference beginning Saturday will be dominated by the conflict over the party’s Brexit policy.

At least 81 motions have been submitted by local branches calling on the party to pledge itself to campaign for the UK’s continued membership of the European Union (EU). Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson and Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer have repeatedly declared in the last weeks that “Labour is the party of remain” and demanded the leadership “unambiguously and unequivocally” come out in favour. They were recently joined by over a hundred local Labour councillors in an open letter to the party’s National Executive Committee.

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Corbyn addresses Trades Union Congress in a display of cynicism and hypocrisy By Richard Tyler

12 September 2019 — WSWS

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the assembled union functionaries at the annual Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Brighton Tuesday in a vain attempt to boost his left credentials among workers. He did so, however, under conditions in which he has capitulated time and again to the Remain agenda of his party’s right-wing Blairites.

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“Ally” Jon Lansman wanted Jeremy Corbyn removed

6 September 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

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Jon Lansman addressing the Jewish Labour Movement at Labour conference 2018. Joel Goodman ZUMA Press

Jon Lansman, a prominent figure in the UK Labour Party, advocated that Jeremy Corbyn be removed as party leader three years ago.

The revelation challenges Lansman’s reputation as a key Corbyn supporter.

In 2016, Lansman told Labour activist Graham Bash that the left would be much better served if Corbyn was replaced by John McDonnell, the shadow finance minister.

Bash recounted his conversation with Lansman to The Electronic Intifada.

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Jewish Chronicle pays libel damages to Palestine charity By Asa Winstanley

2 September 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

The British charity operates in Palestine and in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. (Interpal)

Interpal, a British charity which aids Palestinians, has won $60,000 in libel damages from The Jewish Chronicle.

The newspaper’s editors published an apology in August stating that they “accept that neither Interpal, nor its trustees, have ever been involved with or provided support for terrorist activity of any kind.”

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Britain: “a constitutional outrage” – kick out this unelected gang! By Rob Sewell

30 August 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

[This article calls for a ‘socialist Labour Party-led government’ but fails to tell us how such a thing could be realised, let alone explain the fiction of a socialist Labour Party! Yet more wishful thinking, instead of actual  analysis but you be the judge. WB]

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Britain is in the midst of a profound crisis, not seen in modern times. Everywhere is in uproar. This is the view not of some left-wing newspaper, but the official view of the British ruling class.

In the past, these powerful capitalist interests called all the shots. But today they have lost control of the situation.
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