9 May 2021 — Tony Greenstein’s Blog
Tag: tom watson
Israeli politician boasts about role in Corbyn’s downfall
5 November 2020 — The Electronic Intifada
Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin addressing Gilad Erdan at an anti-BDS conference. (NGO Monitor/YouTube)
An Israeli politician has claimed responsibility for her part in the political downfall of former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“Bye bye @jeremycorbyn,” Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin posted on Twitter, “Justice is done. Proud I was part of this puzzle.” Continue reading
Israel lobbyist funded Labour’s new leader
23 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada
Trevor Chinn (left) at an event he co-hosted in 2018 with Israeli ambassador Mark Regev (second left). Chinn for years funded anti-Corbyn efforts. (UJIA)
A multi-millionaire pro-Israel lobbyist donated $62,000 to help Keir Starmer win the UK Labour Party’s leadership election, it was revealed last week.
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.”
Factional warfare over Brexit dominates Labour Party conference
23 September 2019 — WSWS
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden
A series of opportunist manoeuvres by party leader Jeremy Corbyn have failed to stop the descent of Labour’s annual conference into bitter conflict over its policy on Brexit.
Two-faced Tom Watson
22 July 2019 — The New Dark Age
Isn’t it time to protect Labour Party members from the stench of Tom Watson’s hypocrisy
Antisemitism: what does that even mean? By Philip Roddis
30 June 2019 — Off Guardian
It pains and embarrasses me that I used to admire Dame Margaret Hodge. Her steely grillings of millionaires, in her capacity as chair of the select committee on tax avoidance, had once warmed me to her.
Britain: lessons of the European elections – general election the only way forward By Rob Sewell
28 May 2019 — In Defence of Marxism
[Not a bad analysis except for its ambivalence over the role of the Labour Party in Labour’s debacle in the Euro elections but you be judge. WB]
As expected, the European elections saw a huge victory for the Brexit Party, which took 32 percent of the vote in Britain. This clearly reflects the frustrations of many people about the paralysis in Parliament and the failure of politicians to agree on a path for Britain’s departure from the EU.