Thursday, 29 September 2016

Jackie Walker's apology is not accepted



The Vice-Chair of the Corbyn supporting Momentum organisation has been caught out again with her unsavoury views when it comes to Jews. Besides stating she couldn't find a definition of anti-Semitism she could work with and questioning the need for security in Jewish schools she also clearly tried to downgrade the Shoah, the Holocaust.

All this at a "training session" about anti-Semitism.

This comes on her ridiculous attempts to blame the Jews for the slave trade and at a time when Momentum are reeling from continued accusations about the presence of anti-Semitism in their ranks. The fact Walker claims to be "part Jewish" is irrelevant. Just look at Gilad Atzmon.

As recently reported on this blog Momentum tried to push the line that they were "fed up" with hearing about anti-Semitism and produced a crass video on the subject which backfired so badly it had to be taken down within hours of it's release.

The along comes Jackie walker and opens her foul mouth.

This is proving too much for even the left of Labour.

Even Momentum has had enough and the Guardian reports

The steering committee of Momentum is seeking to remove its vice-chair, Jackie Walker, after widespread criticism of comments she made about Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Guardian understands her removal from the post is likely to be confirmed when the committee meets on Monday. A spokesperson for the left-wing grassroots movement, which was set up to support Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party, confirmed members wanted her to go.

“Members of Momentum’s steering committee are seeking to remove Jackie Walker as vice-chair of the committee,” said the spokesperson, who did not wish to be named.

One of the sponsoring unions has had enough:

Manuel Cortes, the general secretary of the TSSA union and a strong backer of Corbyn, called on Walker to resign from the Labour party immediately. “I am asking Jackie that, in the interests of unity, she resigns at once from our party and also as vice-chair of Momentum,” he said. “If she doesn’t, both the Labour party and Momentum need to act to get rid of her at once. Furthermore, TSSA will seriously reconsider our union’s support for Momentum if she is still in post by this time next week.”

Walker has tried to apologise but The Times reports (no link£):

Ms Walker apologised for causing offence, but said the video footage of her remarks, which was handed to the media, had been leaked unethically.."

In other words she only apologised because she got caught. Weasel words from Walker.

Not only should Walker resign from Momentum but from the Labour Party and leave politics altogether. She is not welcome in the Labour and Trade Union movement. Time for her to retire from public life.

Monday, 26 September 2016

On momentum to a new fascism?



"Nothing to look at here. Move along please", a tired old saying that seems to sum up the attitude of so many of the new intake of Labour Party supporters when it comes to anti-Semitism. A leaflet being distributed at conference calls for the expulsion of the Jewish Labour Movement (an affiliate of the Labour Party) as the "Zionists" were behind the attacks on the messiah Jeremy Corbyn and of course the JLM is a "representative of a foreign power".

You couldn't make this stuff up.

It doesn't stop there. Guido Fawkes reports:

An Israeli parliamentary correspondent saw his press pass revoked by Momentum just over an hour after it was approved. Jerry Lewis was granted accreditation to Momentum’s “The World Transformed” fringe event at the Labour Conference before they withdrew just 1 hour 22 minutes later when an email told him he had been approved by mistake.

Momentum’s Joe Todd apologised and claimed, despite previously allocating one, that they had “run out of press passes” for the event; described as Momentum’s four day festival of politics, art, music and culture. Does anyone really believe that?

Nope.

I wonder whether correspondents from Press TV and RTV are there. Hamas broadcasting perhaps, Who knows. No room at the Inn for Jews it seems.

This is the result of the alliance between the left and Islamism. Anti-Semitism is now mainstream thanks to this new Labour Party that has been created.

And what's worse they don't care. Anti-Semitism bores them apparently and the comrades produced a video to say so. It's no longer on line. I wonder why.

Questions to Momentum HQ ........

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Murdered over a cartoon

The allegedly sacrilegious cartoon. (Photo: Nahed Hattar)

Photo Source: The Clarion Project 

The BBC reports yet another murder of an atheist, this time in Jordan:

A Jordanian writer charged with offending Islam after allegedly sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page has been killed.

Nahid Hattar was hit by three bullets outside the court in the capital Amman where he was standing trial.

Police have arrested the suspected shooter, Riad Abdullah. Jordanian media said he was local imam who had been upset by the cartoon.

But security sources told the Jordan Times he was a known extremist.

A witness told the Associate Press news agency that Mr Abdullah had a long beard and was wearing a long robe, common among conservative Muslims.

According to the translation provided by The Clarion Project the text reads:

In Green: In paradise…

Allah: “May your evening be joyous, Abu Saleh, do you need anything?”

Jihadist: “Yes Lord, bring me the glass of wine from other there and tell Jibril [the Angel Gabriel] to bring me some cashews. After that send me an eternal servant to clean the floor and take the empty plates with you.”

Jihadist continues: “Don’t forget to put a door on the tent so that you knock before you enter next time, your gloriousness.”

Whilst the Jordanian government has condemned the killing perhaps the authorities should reconsider their decision to prosecute Mr Hattar in the first place. Freedom of speech includes the right to express satire. 

Religion should have no special protection or do it's followers consider their faith so weak it cannot stand criticism.

Campaign for the separation of religion and the state everywhere! Abolish all blasphemy laws!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Labour: Day of the Dead


Photo: By Source.

I took a quick break from watching Young Frankenstein on Movie Mix to watch for as short a time as possible the inevitable outcome of the Labour leadership election. No surprises there. However the future is now bleak. Labour has destroyed itself, there is no other way to describe the outcome of this absurd farce.

Corbyn said he would do "everything" to help those who needed it. Except he won't because he and his blinkered supporters will never be elected to power. What's more he should never be Prime Minister. His policies are unworkable, his foreign policy beyond sanity.

The shrillness of his supporters on social media illustrate the worst the left has to offer. The messianic standing he attracts frightening. To see Corbynistas marching around the streets holding placards showing pictures of the man remind me of Stalinism. The dear or great leader so praised.

What happens next is the big question that the rational left within Labour have to consider. They will be purged, deselected or if an employee not considered politically suitable made redundant.  The mainstream cannot survive in such a toxic environment. That is the sad reality of the Labour Party today.

While the far-right rises across Europe along Islamism in the Muslim world and within our own countries, the far-left has risen in Britain. Extremism threatens us all.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Musical Interlude: Doors - Riders on the Storm

I've had a busy week so blogging has been sporadic both here and over at my other blog.  Simply put I have been a wee bit tired. However fear not despite everything that has gone wrong with the Labour Party, especially with the imminent re-election of the false Messiah Jeremy Steptoe, normal service (whatever that is) will soon return to Howie's Corner.

However as I go to retire for the night I thought I'd share one of my all time favourite pieces of music with you in the form of Riders on the Storm which I remember listening to as a schoolboy on my transistor radio late at night on Radio Luxembourg.

This extended version is the business. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

All these worlds are yours except Europa.....

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Arthur C Clarke is one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time who inspired the film 2001: A Space Odyssey and it's sequel 2010: Odyssey Two. The latter sees two spacecraft hurtling towards Jupiter where a second and much larger Monolith has been discovered in space.

We are not alone.

This story takes place as the Cold War "hots up" on Earth and threatens to become an all out conflict between East & West. Then something wonderful happens. Jupiter is transformed into a second Sun and a message is broadcast to humanity "

"All these worlds are yours except Europa, do not attempt to land there".

And as we see in the third book in the series 2061 any attempt to do so is destroyed. The reason? Life has developed out of Europa's oceans and is being protected.

All of this is course is fiction except one thing. We think there is an ocean on Europa kept fluid by a mixture of volcanic activity and Jupiters pull possibly rich in oxygen with the potential for life.

NASA has announced a Press Conference on Monday 26th September to make an announcement about "surprising activity on Europa". Don't expect to hear about aliens but the final proof of an ocean may have been discovered, maybe more:

Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa. Participants in the teleconference will be:
  • Paul Hertz, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • William Sparks, astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore
  • Britney Schmidt, assistant professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta
  • Jennifer Wiseman, senior Hubble project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
Go to: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio