The Incremental Coup – How the Labour Right Successfully used ‘anti-Semitism’ to attack Corbyn
The Incremental Coup – How the Labour Right Successfully used ‘anti-Semitism’ to attack Corbyn
Lansman’s Momentum Hoists the White Flag and Surrenders to Chuka Ummuna’s
When the General Election was called last year I was one of
the few people to predict that Corbyn might achieve a hung parliament. This at a time when the Tories were ahead by
up to 24% in the polls. On 20th April I posted a blog Labour Can Win if Corbyn is Bold. On 3rd June I followed this up
with Is Labour on the threshold of
victory? the subtitle
of which read ‘No one has been more
disappointed with the success of Labour’s campaign than the Labour Right and
Zionist Jewish Labour Movement.’
In view of my successful prediction of Corbyn’s victory at the election, I wrote to Kath Viner, Editor of the Guardian, saying that I would replace both Nick Cohen and Owen Jones for half the salary – amazing as it seems she rejected this offer.
Corbyn doesn’t realise that however a ‘militant’ opponent of antisemitism he is he will not be acceptable to the Zionists because their real concern is defence of Israel not antisemitism
I will therefore make another prediction. The revitalised ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign we
have seen in the past 6 weeks, is just the beginning. It is a weapon of mass
expulsions. As long as Corbyn accepts that there are ‘pockets of anti-Semitism’ in the Labour Party, then he will be at
the perpetual mercy of those whose real goal is his removal. Until Corbyn is
gone the ‘anti-Semitism’ crisis will not abate.
It is important to understand that there is nothing that Corbyn can do to satisfy
his accusers. Every tweet, every
blogpost will be ‘proof’ of anti-Semitism.
As long as Israel commits its war crimes in the name of the Jewish
people so long will there be people who are fooled by this and use anti-Semitic
terminology. They are wrong to do so but
the blame lies with the apologists for Israel’s war crimes. The only answer to this campaign is to
stand up to it, to rebut its assumptions and to declare openly that Labour is
opposed to an Apartheid State of Israel.
Chuka Ummuna and the Labour Right set out to damage Labour’s
prospects in the local elections. There is no doubt that they had some
success, not least in London. It is understandable that people want to spin the
local election results but we should admit that they weren’t as good as they could
Jewish Labour Movement Campaigns Officer and ex-Councillor Adam Langlaben, this racist Zionist was defeated when he convinced his electorate that he and his fellow Zionists were antisemitic!! He went down to defeat in West Hendon
Langleben toured the TV studios with his message that ‘antisemitism’ had defeated – strangely enough no other defeated councillor was offered the same facilities – media bias? perish the thought
Ironically the Labour Right’s greatest success was in Barnet,
where Labour failed to take control of the Council on a small swing. Labour’s
Zionist councillors, in particular the Jewish Labour Movement’s [JLM] Campaigns
Officer Adam Langleben and friends in West Hendon succeeded in convincing the
electorate that Labour was ‘anti-Semitic’.
The result was they lost! In a classic display of Chutzpah Langleben complained
that voters had been put off by Labour’s ‘anti-Semitism’! Langleben it was who secretly
filmed Jackie Walker at the ‘training’ session at Labour Party Conference
2016 which resulted in her suspension.
Unless Corbyn begins fighting back against the Israel’s
supporters and the Zionist lobby he will never become Prime Minister. It is worse than useless, when Labour is accused
of being ‘riddled’ with anti-Semitism to say that he is a militant opponent of
it. He and Israel’s apologists are talking about two different things. Corbyn
means hatred of Jews when he talks about anti-Semitism. Jonathan Arkush and the Zionists mean hatred
of Israeli Apartheid and Zionism. That is why, after their recent talks, Arkush
expressed his dissatisfaction because Corbyn couldn’t agree to his
The Zionists wanted‘a
swift resolution of party disciplinary cases such as that of Ken Livingstone and Labour adopting
the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of
antisemitism.’ None of these things have anything to do with
Jess Phillips – one of the lynch mob that accompanied liar Ruth Smeeth MP to Marc Wadsworth’s hearing
Livingstone stated that Hitler supported Zionism. Whether he was right or wrong is immaterial. The
fact is that he spoke about Zionism not Jews or Judaism. Unless you believe that Jews and Zionism are
synonymous then the attack on Ken makes no sense and if you do believe that Jews
and Zionism are the same thing then what you are saying is that anti-Semitism
equals anti-Zionism, which is in itself an anti-Semitic statement!
This simple piece of logic entirely has entirely escaped
Corbyn and his advisers. The demand that
Jackie Walker, a Black-Jew be expelled is obviously on account of her
anti-Zionism. Even stranger is their demand for the full IHRA definition of anti-Semitism when there is a very simple 21word definition of anti-Semitism from an academic
expert on anti-Semitism, Dr Brian Klug:
is a form of hostility to Jews as Jews, where Jews are perceived as something
other than what they are.
The full IHRA definition, including 11 examples, comes to 450
words. Why? Because it takes that many words to conflate
anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism! Thus
anyone who says the ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign isn’t about Israel and Zionism is
either a liar, a fool or both.
Sir Stephen Sedley, a Jewish former Court of Appeal Judge wrote that
‘the IHRA definition offers encouragement to pro-Israel militants whose
targets for abuse and disruption in London have recently included the leading
American scholar and critic of Israel Richard Falk’
Sedley described how the definition
‘gives respectability and encouragement to forms of intolerance which
are themselves contrary to law, and higher education institutions in particular
need to be aware of this.’
If we don’t learn the lessons of what happened in the past 6
weeks then we should not be surprised at the consequences which are Corbyn’s
Ever since Corbyn was elected as Labour leader in September
2015, the Right has made it clear that he is unacceptable at any price and in
any form. This should not be a surprise.
The Labour Rights is devoted to the ‘special relationship with the US. The US spends
hundreds of millions of dollars on the CIA and its Intelligence agencies. Their purpose is to keep the world safe for
US interests. You can imagine their
shock when one of Britain’s leading left-wing politicians, anti-NATO,
anti-Trident, anti-US invasion of Iraq and bombing in the Middle East was
elected as leader of Britain’s second largest party.
The idea that the CIA and and related agencies, in co‑ordination
with their Israeli allies, would do nothing is absurd. The CIA are not paid hundreds
of millions of dollars for nothing. Our own MI6 have a Domestic Subversion
section. Have people forgotten how the
Police sent officers into environmental groups and even had children with female activists?
This is the deep state.
Ruth Smeeth – an agent of influence
There is no doubt that the campaign about ‘anti-Semitism’ in
the Labour Party originates is a state sponsored campaign dirty tricks
programme placed in friendly newspapers like the Daily Mail and the Guardian. Jonathan Freedland has been particularly assiduous in spreading this state sponsored
propaganda. We know for a fact that Ruth Smeeth is a US asset because Wikileaks got hold of US cables.
The demonstration in the summer of 2016 called by Momentum to defend Corbyn against an attempted coup this time Momentum or rather Lansman chose to be absent as Corbyn came under attack from Israel’s supporters
At first the Labour Right were inclined to challenge Corbyn
head on. There was Hilary Benn’s treachery with the staged resignations from
the Shadow Cabinet in Summer 2016 and then the challenge from Angela Eagle and
then Owen Smith. Momentum rose to the
occasion, with a demonstration on College Green outside the House of Commons as
172 Labour MPs, treated to the soaring rhetoric of the Welsh Windbag Neil
Kinnock tried, in Dianne Abbot’s words, to ‘break the man’. I went up with my son Tom, a
young Corbynite and the atmosphere was heady.
The Zionist Demonstration – Harry Markham, a Jewish fascist is in the bottom right with the hat
Friends of the fascists Jonathan Hoffman and Harry Markham (in hat and bottom right) are also against ‘antisemitism’
Jonathan Hoffman (left) with Paul Besser, former Intelligence Officer of Britain First and Gemma Sheridan of the Jewish Defence League is in between them
this with today and the reactionary ‘Enough
is enough’ demonstration under the auspices of the Board of Deputies. This is
an openly Zionist organisation led by right-wing Tory Jonathan Arkush who welcomed Donald Trump
and the anti-Semitic alt-Right to power in America. This despite the fact that
Trump’s campaign employed anti-Semitic stereotypes and themes, see Anti-Semitism is no longer an
undertone of Trump’s campaign. It’s the melody
At the Battle of Cable Street as Jewish workers confronted the fascists the Zionists and the Board of Deputies told Jews to stay indoors and keep their heads down
This was billed as an ‘anti-racist’ demonstration but it is must
be the first time that the sectarian homophobic bigots of the Democratic Unions
Party attended such a demonstration! Not only the DUP but that well known
anti-racist Norman Tebbit, Michael Foot’s ‘semi-house
was also in attendance. It is fortunate
that didn’t devise a Jewish version of his notorious ‘cricket test’ (Asians who supported the Indian/Pakistani cricket
teams were held not to really be British). It was the first anti-racist demonstration that the Board
has organised. In 1936 when the British Union of Fascists tried to march
through the Jewish East End of London, the Board vociferously opposed any
counter demonstration. Stay inside they
advised and ignore the anti-Semites. Thousands of Jewish demonstrators ignored
them and successfully stopped the fascists together with non-Jewish workers in
the Battle of Cable Street.
The main chant at the Zionist demonstration, which included openly
fascist Zionists such as Harry Markham and Jonathan Hoffman, was ‘Jeremy is a racist’. The demonstration
was attended by numerous Tory and right-wing Labour Right MPs. Yet where was
Momentum ? Completely absent. Jon Lansman’s refusal to mobilise any opposition
to this anti-Corbyn demonstration was an act of treachery.
This demonstration was a reaction to the synthetic furore over a 6 year old mural, long
erased, which Corbyn had defended on free speech grounds. It was claimed that
it was anti-Semitic but on any objective viewing it depicted bankers not Jews,
dining on the back of Black sweated labour. It was anti-banker not anti-Jewish
and if you think bankers are all Jewish well you are anti-Semitic!
This mural was the pretext for the insertion into the
election campaign of the false ‘anti-Semitism’ narrative. This was a weapon that
had already been tried out even before Corbyn was elected when it was alleged
he associated with holocaust deniers. It surfaced in January 2016 in the
Oxford University Labour Club affair, which Asa Winstanley debunked. The most dedicated anti-racist
Labour MP who was arrested outside the South Africa High Commission in Trafalgar Square in the
days of Apartheid was now being called a racist.
In the 2½ years since
we have had a non-stop diet of ‘anti-Semitism’. It is no coincidence that nearly
all the victims of this campaign have been Jewish, Black anti-racists – Tony
Greenstein, Jackie Walker, Marc Wadsworth, Cyril Chilson. It is obvious that
the ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign is not about anti-Semitism.
Jackie Walker was subject to what I described on 17th
September 2016 to a political lynching even before the 2016 Labour
Conference where she attended a secretly taped ‘training event’ run by the JLM.
Shortly after Jackie was suspended for saying that groups other than Jews
should be included in Holocaust Memorial Day and that she hadn’t come across a
definition of anti-Semitism that she could work with. This was the cue for
Lansman to remove Jackie as Momentum Vice-Chair. Shortly afterwards Jackie was
suspended. Cyril, Marc and I have since been expelled. Having the JLM take a
training session on antiracism was like Nick Griffin of the BNP lecturing on
The Zionists react angrily to any suggestion that their
concerns about ‘anti-Semitism’ have anything to do with Israel. They complain
that the ‘victim’ is being denied the right to define their own oppression
(though Jewish anti-Zionists are never seen as victims). But when you read what
they say it is clear that they are incapable of differentiating between
anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. In their Open Letter to Corbyn, Arkush and Goldstein stated
“Again and again, Jeremy
Corbyn has sided with anti-Semites rather than Jews. At best, this derives from
the far left’s obsessive hatred of
Zionism, Zionists and Israel. At worst, it suggests a conspiratorial worldview
in which mainstream Jewish communities are believed to be a hostile entity, a
class enemy.” (my emphasis)
They can’t help themselves. If there was any doubt about this
then Arkush put it to bed when he described Jewdas, a group of Jewish anarchists,
as a ‘source of virulent anti-Semitism’.
Lucianer Berger ex-headof Israeli dirty tricks PR group BICOM
That is why the decision of Corbyn to accept that Labour has an
‘anti-Semitism’ problem is so stupid and counter-productive. What he is doing is accepting the bona fides
of a campaign whose sole purpose is to get rid of him. When the whole of the
right-wing press, the same press that attacks George Soros using the
anti-Semitic stereotype of a ‘puppet master’, is adopting the ‘anti-Semitism’
narrative then it is absurd for Corbyn to throwaway his defences. 77% of Labour
Party members refuse to accept that the Labour Party is full of
What we saw in the election was a determined campaign by
right-wing Labour MPs to use anti-Semitism as a weapon to attack Corbyn by
damaging Labour’s chances in the local elections. When the Tories staged their debate on anti-Semitism in Parliament it
gave the chance to Labour’s right-wing– Smeeth, Luciana Berger, John Mann – to
attack their own leader. These creatures would prefer Labour to lose to the
Tories than win under Corbyn. It is important to grasp this essential truth.
Most Black anti-racist activists see Chuka Ummuna as politically White
Chuka Ummuna has been waging a one man war against Corbyn
over anti-Semitism. Here is an MP, who is nominally Black and yet has next to
nothing to say about the Windrush scandal. It is incredible. Anti-Semitism is not a form of state racism, racism
against Black people is.
Jewish people aren’t being hauled out of their beds and put
on the next plane out of the country. Jews aren’t being denied hospital
treatment or loss of benefits or being told to ‘go home’. Jews don’t face
deaths in custody or synagogues being firebombed or worshippers run over outside the synagogue. These are the
experience of Black and Muslim people.
Anti-Semitism is largely confined to social media. No one has
died from a tweet or a Facebook post. In the Independent less than two weeks before the
elections, he wrote an article attacking Labour over ‘anti-Semitism’ whilst
playing down the racism of the Windrush Affair which has seen Black citizens of
this country for 70 years deported.
Ummuna wrote that ‘We
can’t attack the racism that may lie
behind the Tories’ mistreatment of the Windrush generation when we don’t get
our own house in order on hate’. Note
that ‘racism may lie behind the Tories’ mistreatment’. He isn’t even certain whether the ‘hostile
environment’ policy of the Tories is racist and he describes denying cancer
treatment to someone as ‘mistreatment’ rather than say racist abuse or
You couldn’t get much gentler but then Ummuna was among those
Labour MPs who abstained, i.e. supported the Government’s 2014 Immigration Act. Only 8 Labour MPs voted against this Act
including Corbyn, McDonnell and Abbot.
John Mann- rent a mouth MP demonstrates that he is a racist bigot whose concerns about antisemitism are entirely bogus
John Mann, the rent-a-mouth MP for
Bassetlaw is a racist viper. In his speech in the ‘anti-Semitism’ debate he alleged that Momentum had something to do
with his wife being sent a dead bird in 2012, three years before Momentum was
even formed! This is an MP who produced a legal guide to Anti-Social Behaviour which has sections such as ‘‘loitering
by youths’, ‘graffiti’, ‘neighbours from hell’, ‘alcohol’ – and ‘travellers’.
section on ‘Travellers’, there is a big, bold strapline “the Police have powers to remove any gypsies and travellers” (sic). Mann’s concern with ‘anti-Semitism’ contrasts
with virulent racism when it comes to the Roma, who were also victims of the
Lansman’s Momentum is similar to the Mountain troll in Harry Potter’s The Sorcerer’s Stone – brawn without brain
Momentum resembles the Mountain Troll in Harry Potter’s The Sorcerer’s Stone. It is
40,000 strong and yet politically it is ineffective and inarticulate. In its statement
on anti-Semitism, after having maintained radio silence for two weeks, it spoke
of the ‘numerous cases of
antisemitism in the Labour Party’ as being the product of an ‘unconscious bias’. It went on to state that ‘accusations of antisemitism should not and cannot be dismissed simply
as right wing smears nor as the result of conspiracies.’
Momentum, because of Lansman openly
Zionist politics, has run up the white flag over the Right’s ‘anti-Semitism’
attack. When the main, left-wing Corbyn group accepts their bogus narrative
then this demonstrates that the pro-Corbyn movement is politically weak.
Momentum rode the crest of a wave at the last general
election but this time it was different. The Right controlled the narrative and
Corbyn was unable to break free. So when Momentum pushed hundreds of people
into Wandsworth they didn’t get the massive swings they expected. Indeed they
may have been counter-productive. Momentum has been seduced by the myths of its
own achievements last June just as New Labour believed that its spin machine
won it the 1997 General Election.
Roma child in the hands of a Nazi soldier
It doesn’t matter whether Momentum is 40,000 or 100,000
strong. Politically it is at the mercy of Lansman’s caprices. Its lack of any
democracy is crippling it. It is incapable of responding to the attacks
of the Right because its membership are disenfranchised.
We face a situation where 60+ Labour MPs, led by Mann,
Ummuna, Smeeth and Berger are making it crystal clear that they will not, under
any circumstances support Corbyn for Prime Minister if he were in a
position to form a government. If these Red Tories are not removed then
we can say goodbye to a Corbyn government. The easiest way would be
through the removal of the whip or reselection but Lansman is also opposed to
Not only do we need to reject the false anti-Semitism
narrative but to oppose the witchhunt which is back to the proportions it was
under McNicol. Jennie Formy is now presiding over the same undemocratic
Compliance Unit. Christine Shawcroft was
stabbed in the back by Lansman and Corbyn. We need to build Labour Against the
The false antisemitism campaign in the Labour Party has made people afraid of raising the issue and succeeded in stopping support for the Palestinians
The ‘anti-Semitism’ narrative is responsible for people being
afraid to raise the question of Palestine and Zionism. The false anti-Semitism
campaign is importing Israeli ‘democracy’ into the Labour Party and having a
chilling effect on free speech.
Above all we need to say that the days of the Labour Friends
of Israel and JLM are over. What other
party allows a foreign party to affiliate to it. We didn’t have a Labour
Friends of South Africa during the days of Apartheid and we don’t need a Labour
Friends of Israeli Apartheid either. The JLM should have their privileges as a
socialist society removed.