Thursday, 5 May 2016

An underwhelming election

The polls have closed at last. The votes are being counted and over the next 24 hours the nation will see the result of all the shouting, crying and tears shed by the politicians and their supporters.

At least on Social Media. I suspect most people will be like me underwhelmed by the whole thing. The last week or so has just seen the Labour Party tear itself apart over the discovery of very real anti-Semitism in it's ranks.

As for Corbyn's policies? Other than his friendship with Hamas I can't recall a thing.

Zac Goldsmith? Couldn't be bothered to listen.

Galloway? Less than one percent of the vote apparently. People finally got what that jumped up popinjay was all about.

There were elections?  If those I work with or my neighbours are anything to go by the lack of enthusiasm was deafening. Nobody talked about it and the polling station was heaving with...sheer emptiness.

Oh I'll be interested in the results, but then I'm a political blogger with an interest in such things. I'll be posting on Saturday when the full results (including Scotland and Wales) are in but for now I'm off to read a couple of new purchases to review on my other blog.

If anyone is interested I voted for the Women's Equality Party with no second choice vote.

I couldn't put a cross in Labour's box because of Corbyn and his band of Strasserites. Time for him to go. Hopefully a bloody nose tonight will start to help him on his way.

Bet they'll blame the Jews......

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Musical Interlude: Number 1 this week in 1974

I just had to take a break from the ever continuing crisis in Labour. (If you do want more go to my Face Book page, it's public. And there's lots more...)

So! Another teaser for this years Eurovision Song Contest next week.

And it needs absolutely no introduction!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Hamas backs Labour under Corbyn

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Despite a DDoS (Denial of Service) attack Guido Fawkes has continued to expose the connections between Corbyn's Labour and the world of anti-Semitism. Corbyn is a man who you will remember described Hamas, an organisation that seeks the genocide of the Jews in Israel (not Zionists, actual Jews) as his "friends".

Just "diplomacy" Corbyn's supporters once said, but with the continuing exposure of a very real problem of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, hidden in plain sight as supposedly just "anti-Zionism" the games up for the hard left and if by their "friends ye judge them"

Hamas spokesman Taher A-Nunu said:

“We welcome the declaration of the Labor chairman and see his engagement as a very important statement that is also a painful hit that the Zionist enemy received. Hamas is not and will not be considered a terrorist group and our struggle is reduced to the borders of occupied Palestine. [This is a] Zionist campaign to define Labor party leaders as anti-Semitic... a desperate move that reflects the weakness and confusion of the Zionist entity.”

Actually the opposite seems to be true. At long last the far left anti-imperialist brigade are facing a taste of their own medicine.

The anti-Zionist campaign of distortions, half truths and some down right lies is finally being brought to task.

Israel may not be perfect (what country is?), but it's a democracy under constant threat from tyrants, terrorists and Islamists who use the Palestinian cause for their own ends.

Forward to a two-state solution and peace something Hamas, Hezbollah and the anti-imperialist left don't want no matter what the cost to innocent lives.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Springtime for the anti-Zionists

Jeremy Corbyn made an appearance on the annual May Day march and used the opportunity to speak out against anti-Semitism. I don't doubt that he himself is not an anti-Semite but his collection of "friends" and supporters make his formal opposition a moot point.

Corbyn has been "friends" with some of the most unsavoury organisations and individuals over the years. Take George Galloway for instance who tweeted:

The Israel lobby has just destroyed the Labour Party. At least this Labour Party. It is an amazing achievement. They'll be dancing in Dimon

Ben Judah writes in the Independent

'And when I visited Bradford, a group of passionate Galloway supporters pinned me to a wall, throttled me and punched me in the head, shouting “Get out you f***ing Jew.”'

Of course Galloway is no longer in the Labour Party, but this Councillor from Nottingham is:

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Israel is not Nazi Germany in any shape or form. The analogy is disgusting. How come these types NEVER condemn the crimes of Hamas or the corruption of the PLA/Al Fatah?

Oh and ask Mr Aziz on how Christians and non-Muslims are treated in Pakistan and Bangladesh, or the second class citizenship of the Coptic Christians in Egypt or the Bahai's in Iran or.....

Hamas purged Al Fatah brutally after it won an election in Gaza nearly 10 years ago and err..comrades when will they allow another one. Or do they think like the far left that once in power that's it for eternity.

Islamism and Communism, not so different really.

Then there's that new word for Jews, Zios which seems to have originated in the student politically correct brigade. Now in common use by non other than Blair's foolish convert of a sister-in-law:

has proved itself sadly weak at its core by suspending two MPs at the behest of zio lobby

What these anti-Zionists really object to is that they can no longer get away with dissemanting inaccuarate and distorted propoganda about Israel and the Jews any more.

Fight back against so-called anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism now! 

Expose Hamas, Hezbollah and all these clerical fascist fascist groups and their so-called left wing allies!

Never Again!

Saturday, 30 April 2016

The leader of Israel's Labour writes to Corbyn.

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Letter from Isaac Herzog, leader of the Israeli Labour Party, to Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party:

Mr. Leader,

I have been appalled and outraged by the recent examples of anti-Semitism by senior Labour Party officials in the United Kingdom. Knowing that the British Labour Party has a proud and distinguished history of fighting racism in every form, has only added to my profound disappointment at recent events, which must act as a red alert and prompt immediate action.

As someone whose father served in the British army and risked his life fighting against Hitler and the Nazis, the views expressed by Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London and member of Labour’s national executive, in which he claimed that Hitler “was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”, were particularly horrific, and unthinkable for a British politician in the 21st century.

That this followed the revelation that another of your MPs, Naz Shah, shared a sentiment that Jews should be forcibly transported from Israel, the land to which so many came to for refuge after having been transported to concentration camps, sickens all those of moral conscience to the core.

Mr Corbyn, part of the story of Israel’s establishment, was the context of centuries of anti-Jewish discrimination and dehumanisation, and the subsequent need for a state from which the Jewish people could defend themselves.

While there are many within the British Labour Party that support Israel, and fight every day against anti-Semitism, and despite the fact that the views recently expressed represent a minority within the British Labour Party, this cannot diminish the importance of dealing with this serious problem.

I would like to take this opportunity, in the week leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel, to invite you to bring a delegation from the British Labour Party to Israel’s national Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, in order to witness that the last time the Jews were forcibly “transported”, it was not to Israel, but to their deaths. While Ken Livingstone is surely anti-Semitic beyond hope of redemption, I’m sure there remain many Labour Party activists with a willingness to engage and better understand the scourge of anti-Semitism. By doing this, perhaps we can ensure that the anti-Semitism expressed in recent days is not the example set to British young generation, but rather one of tolerance and acceptance of all people, regardless of faith.

MK Isaac Herzog
Leader of the Opposition Chairman of the Labour Party

Shameless Milne, apologist for Hamas

This mornings news continues to be dominated by Labour's crisis over anti-Semitism. Corbyn remains in almost complete denial despite having to agree to the suspension of MP Naz Shah and one of his long term allies Ken Livingstone.

As the Times pointed out in it's editorial yesterday, Corbyn has seemingly never engaged with anyone he doesn't agree with and has surrounded himself with unsavoury types such as Andrew Fisher and Seamus Milne.

Milne is an old fashioned unreconstructed Stalinist who still pursues what use to be called "Third Worldism" and is now known as "anti-imperialism. This nefarious ideological outlook just hates democracy and the West.

Any movement that has potential to undermine the West and it's allies is to be praised. With the rise of Islamism the left has found new allies to achieve our destruction. The focus on the destruction of Israel is THE key element of the left in the UK.

The fact that groups like Hamas (which are NOT liberation organisations but theologically based religious terrorist groups is ignored. In their charter HAMAS make their genocidal views quite clear:

This Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS), clarifies its picture, reveals its identity, outlines its stand, explains its aims, speaks about its hopes, and calls for its support, adoption and joining its ranks. Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah's victory is realised.

Here is Corbyn's adviser cheering on Hamas despite this.

Is it any wonder Labour (and the bulk of today's left) has an anti-Semitism problem?

Friday, 29 April 2016

Turkey sentences opposition journalists to prison over Muhammad cartoon

Cross-post from the National Secular Society

Turkey sentences opposition journalists to prison over Muhammad cartoon

Two Turkish journalists have been sentenced to two years in prison for republishing a cover of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with a cartoon of Muhammad, amid rising concerns about freedom of expression in Turkey.

The court in Istanbul convicted Cumhuriyet newspaper columnists Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya of inciting "hatred and enmity." The pair were however acquitted of the separate charges of "insulting religious values."

The journalists' lawyers immediately appealed the verdict.

The pair went on trial in July 2015 after featuring the cover image of Charlie Hebdo's survivors' edition – which featured an image of a weeping Muhammad – in their columns for the secular, opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper in an act of support for freedom of expression.

The verdict was met with cries of "Allahu Akbar" in court, according to Cumhuriyet reports.

When the edition was published Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu condemned the publication of cartoons of the Muslim prophet as an "open provocation".

The convictions come amid fears of a worsening government crackdown on press freedom in Turkey with an alarming number of journalists facing criminal sanctions or violence and opposition news outlets being officially harassed or obstructed.

Meanwhile, Index on Censorship has warned of a "stark deterioration" of press freedom' across Europe. The group's Mapping Media Freedom project has identified a 30% rise in incidents involving journalists, voicing particular concern about Turkey and Ukraine.

Earlier this week the Turkish Prime Minister sought to calm fears that the country's secular constitution isunder threat after parliamentary speaker Ismail Kahraman, who is overseeing the redrafting the country's constitution, said the Muslim-majority country needed a new "religious constitution".