John McDonnell Has Become Tom Watson’s Useful Idiot as Watson Openly Defies Corbyn and Prepares a Coup
John McDonnell Has Become Tom Watson’s Useful Idiot as Watson Openly Defies Corbyn and Prepares a Coup
McDonnell’s Pathetic Acceptance of the Right’s Fake ‘Anti-Semitism’ Campaign is akin to flying the White Flag of Surrender
I know it is difficult for Labour politicians to absorb, but for a decade
the Tories have been in alliance with
a host of genuinely
anti-Semitic parties in the European parliament. Parties like
& Justice Party or Latvia’s LNNK,
whose MEP Robert Zile goes on a walk each March with veterans of Latvia’s
Waffen SS who did their duty helping out with the Holocaust. What is it that
prevents them mentioning this every time someone accuses the Labour Party of
‘anti-Semitism’? Stupidity? Cowardice? Take your pick. Labour’s
antisemitism fantasists don’t even refer to Boris Johnson and his racist comments.
Of course these anti-Semitic parties that the Tories are in alliance with
are also devoted supporters
of Israel, so perhaps this is not something worth mentioning? I refer to
e.g. Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, who is busy trying to rehabilitate Admiral
Horthy, Hungary’s war-time Nazi ruler who presided over the deportation of
nearly half a million Jews to Auschwitz. The fact that he is of the opinion that
Horthy was an ‘exceptional statesman’ doesn’t prevent
Netanyahu establishing a solid friendship with him or the Tories, alone amongst
conservative parties in the European parliament, supporting him
in a censure motion.
Horthy is a genuine anti-Semite unlike those accused in the Labour Party
anti-semitism witch-hunt so what is it that prevents McDonnell engaging his
brain with his mouth?
It seems to be a little difficult for McDonnell and Labour’s
so-called leftwingers, such as Angela
Rayner or Rebecca
Long-Bailey, to get their collective heads round the fact that genuine
anti-Semites, like Richard Spencer, neo-Nazi founder of the alt-Right, support
Israel and even declare that they are ‘white
Zionists’. Most anti-Semites today are supporters of Israel and
Zionism. Israel is the ideal ethno-nationalist state, something to model
themselves on. That is why allegations of Nazi-Zionist collaboration were
no aberration. Zionism has always worked with genuine anti-Semites.
What is unforgivable is that McDonnell, Corbyn, Formby and the rest seem
incapable of doing anything but retreating in the face of the Zionist and
right-wing ideological onslaught. Of course it’s not helped by the
fact that Jon Lansman, Momentum’s dictator, is a paid up supporter of Israel
Perhaps the most abject moment in John McDonnell’s interview with Sky was
when he said how much he regretted the resignation of Joan Ryan, Chair of Labour
Friends of Israel. Ryan was the person who deliberately invented
false allegations of anti-Semitism against Jean Fitzpatrick, a delegate to the
2016 Labour Party Conference who had the effrontery to challenge her over LFI’s
claim to support the Palestinians. Ryan was also filmed discussing a £1m
contribution by Israeli agent Shai Masot to her slush fund.
Ryan has consistently been the front person for the Israeli state. Ryan
it was who claimed that Jean had mentioned Jews and bankers in the same breath
when criticising LFI. Fortunately the whole incident was secretly recorded by
Al Jazeera’s The
Lobby. Ryan, who is not even Jewish, has been assiduous in spreading the
myth that the Labour Party is ‘institutionally
anti-Semitic’. Far from regretting Ryan’s departure it is one of
the few good things to have happened lately. The pity is that more of the
racist rats have not departed.
Although McDonnell rebutted the suggestion that the Labour Party is ‘institutionally
anti-Semitic’ he accepted that anti-Semitism was a major problem in
the Labour Party. It was only two weeks ago at the Labour
Representation Committee, of which he is honorary President, that McDonnell
gave his support to Jackie Walker, the Black Jewish activist who is currently
suspended and facing expulsion on March 26th. He also gave support
to Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt whose candidature in Thanet South was rejected by the
McDonnell has no problem in acknowledging the fact that the Witchhunt has
predominantly netted anti-Zionist Jews and Black anti-racists but he seems
unable to put two and two together and work out exactly why there never seems
to be any evidence of ‘anti-Semitism’ in the Labour Party. There are just
It was good that Jennie Formby wrote a stiff letter to Tom Watson calling
him out over his vague
parallel complaints monitoring system. Unfortunately she also
went and appointed an ‘independent’ overseer to the complaints system, Lord
Falconer, Blair’s former flat mate and ex- Attorney General. It’s called
shooting yourself in the foot.
It is difficult to know whether McDonnell is simply stupid or
disingenuous. My preference is for the latter but it is a close run
It is should be clear with anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that
the anti-Semitism campaign is a fake and that anti-Semitism has been weaponised
by the Right. On LBC, in response to
a caller who said that he was ‘killing
Labour’ Tom Watson said that he won’t rest until he drives every last
anti-Semite from the Labour Party.
Leaving aside the absurdity of thinking that a mass party can simply
purify itself 100% of any bigotry or prejudice (does the same apply to
homophobes, Islamaphobes and any other form of prejudice?) it is a fact that
Watson is extremely unconcerned when it comes to racism against Black people
and Muslims. He went along with all New Labour’s anti-terrorism and Prevent
Tom Watson also abstained on Theresa May’s 2014 Immigration Act (ie.
supported it) which introduced the ‘hostile environment policy’ which led to
the deportation of hundreds of Black people. If Watson is into
expelling every last anti-Semite then presumably he is in favour of expelling
himself as an incorrigible racist? And given the way Ed Miliband
pandered throughout his miserable leadership to racists, with those Labour
Immigration Control mugs, presumably we can start by purging the Parliamentary
course this won’t happen. Anti-Semitism is the most marginal form of racism in
Britain today. The fact that the Labour Party is alleged to be
overrun by it is testimony to how a ruling class, narrative, Orwellian in the
way Black has become White has come to dominate the media.
Watson really means by his declaration of running every anti-Semite out of the
Labour Party, is that hostilities will continue until Corbyn is removed. It is
a declaration of war and for McDonnell to simply mouth the same pieties is
unforgiveable. He is in essence giving the green light to Watson and the Labour
Right to continue a campaign whose sole purpose is to be rid of Corbyn as
therefore pretty sickening to hear McDonnell fawning over Momentum’s latest video attacking
the Rothschild’s meme (basically that the Rothchilds finance Israel etc.) At a
time when the Home Office is chartering planes to take Black people to the West
Indies as part of their hostile environment policy Momentum under Lansman is
obsessed by ‘anti-Semitism’, the most marginal of all forms of racism.
conspiracy theories are believed by nutcases like David Icke. They have no
popular purchase and are essentially harmless. For Momentum to concentrate on
nonsense like this when there is real state racism, when Tommy Robinson’s thugs
are active and when Apartheid Israel is continuing to use snipers to murder
unarmed demonstrators is sick.
seriously thinks anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is a problem. It barely exists
outside of the Daily Mail’s headlines.
Luciana Berger and Louise Ellman faced reselection problems not because
they were Jews but because they are obnoxious right-wingers.
appalling is the way that so called left-wingers and socialists like McDonnell
feel unable to stand up and call it out.
Britain are not being deported back to where their ancestors came from. They
don’t die in police custody. They are not disproportionately gaoled. They do
not fear (with the exception of the visually distinctive Ultra Orthodox)
attacks on the street and the Ultra Orthodox have distanced themselves from the
mainstream Zionist Board of Deputies attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, although the
media deliberately didn’t report a letter from 29 rabbis last year
distancing themselves from the Zionist attacks on Corbyn. Jews are not economically deprived nor do they live in the
inner cities. Jews have long moved out
of the East End into the suburbs of London.
It is an
easily verifiable fact that the false anti-Semitism campaign was launched as
soon as a Jeremy Corbyn leadership became apparent.
before Corbyn was elected the Daily Mail was accusing Corbyn of
associating with a holocaust denier, Paul Eisen. The attention of the Zionists
then turned to Jewish MP Gerald Kaufman before the incident of ‘anti-Semitism’
at Oxford University Labour Club. All of
these were fake and manufactured incidents as Asa Winstanley documented. The Chair
of Oxford University Labour Club, Alex Chalmers, just happened to have worked
as an intern for the main Israeli propaganda group in Britain, BICOM.
witchhunters then moved on. I was
suspended in March 2016 and Jackie Walker was suspended two months later.
Around the same time Ken Livingstone was demonised for having said that the
Nazis supported Zionism during the 1930’s, something clearly a matter of
Only last July the Jewish Chronicle
and two other Zionist papers printed a joint editorial United We Stand which spoke of ‘the existential threat to Jewish life in this country that would be
posed by a Jeremy Corbyn-led government.’ Corbyn was deemed a threat to the
very existence of the Jewish community in Britain. In other words he was anti-Semitic.
Accusations that Chris Williamson was a ‘Jew Baiter’have been the staple of Zionist propaganda.
Yet instead of calling these false
anti-Semitism attacks out, McDonnell beats his breast about ‘anti-Semitism’ in
the Labour Party and how we must engage in a purge. McDonnell is Tom Watson’s useful idiot.
Anyone with the slightest guts would call out Watson and the Labour Right for
their abysmal record on racism in Britain against Black and Asian people.
The real problem is that Corbyn and
McDonnell believe that the road to power is via appeasing the majority of
Labour MPs. They are sadly wrong. It
will not happen. Last September Corbyn
opposed Open Selection, the only device that would have allowed the composition
of the PLP to change. He is now paying the price.
They said that adoption of the IHRA
would put the anti-Semitism nonsense to bed.
A ‘definition’ of anti-Semitism which conflates anti-Zionism with
anti-Semitism and which defines hostility to Israel as hostility to Jews.
When last year it was seen as
possible that Corbyn wouldn’t survive and McDonnell was seen a possible
successor the Jewish Chronicle and the Zionists immediately began digging into
their files for evidence of McDonnell’s ‘anti-Semitism’.
McDonnell’s embrace of this false
narrative, which is counter to the experience of all Labour Party members, is
like drinking poison. It is utterly suicidal. It is clear that Watson is
involved in preparations for a coup, whether it is a breakaway inside the PLP
as the Sunday Times speculates or simply forcing Corbyn to resign. McDonnell’s
behaviour is akin to treachery and it is no accident that he and Lansman are
thick as thieves.
What McDonnell and the Labour Left,
which today is difficult to discern in the PLP, should do is to call out the
Labour supporters of Apartheid in Israel, i.e. Tom Watson and company. When edicts are issued in Israel by Chief Rabbis against even Israeli Arabs renting
rooms or flats in cities like Safed and members of the Labour Party like Luke
Akehurst justify Israel’s use of snipers to mow down
peaceful and unarmed demonstrators it is clear that McDonnell and other ‘lefts’
have lost the plot.
Yes there should be a purge but of
the racist Right in the Labour Party not the anti-Zionist left.