The London Labour Bureaucrat Who Threatened Stephen With Expulsion Didn’t Even Have the Courage to Give His Name
On Friday January 27 the Socialist Labour Network organised a meeting for Holocaust Memorial Day under the title Reclaiming the Memory of All Those Who Died In The Nazi Holocaust.
Unlike the official HMD commemorations, we remembered not just the Jews who died but the Disabled and the Roma Gypsies. We reject the Zionist exploitation of the holocaust to justify the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.
When the Starmeroids got to hear of it, probably from the Skwawkbox article, an anonymous pen pusher from London Labour wrote threatening Stephen with expulsion.
The cowardice of this party hack, who wasn’t even brave enough to put their name to the letter, thought nothing of threatening a holocaust survivor with expulsion. This is what Starmer’s pledge to ‘tear out the poison’ of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party has amounted to.
Starmer, the self-declared ‘Zionist without qualification’, who has said not a word about the Judeo-Nazis who are part of Israel’s government, has ended up threatening to expel a holocaust survivor from Labour. This shows what an utter hypocrite the man is.
At least when the Blairites had holocaust survivor, Walter Wolfgang, removed from the Labour Party conference in 2005 they had the good grace to apologise and readmit him to the Labour Party conference.
Starmer, Evans and the fake victims of Labour ‘anti-Semitism’ – the Lady Smeeths, Hodges and Ellmans – have all the manners of a skunk on heat without the charm.
Not only is Starmer a liar, who made 10 Pledges to get elected leader which he immediately junked, but he is a corrupt liar who hid the sources of his campaign funding, from rich Zionists, hedge fund owners and other parasites until the result was in.
Starmer and Evans are McCarthyites who have outlawed free speech in the Labour Party. Even Blair didn’t proscribe organisations he disagreed with but Starmer, a personality free zone, has nothing to offer except lies, more lies and Tory lite policies.
Stephen made the obvious point that has eluded these witchhunters, that speaking on the platform of another organisation, in this case the SLN, does not mean you are a member or supporter of that organisation. This technique of guilt-by-association was first patented by Joe McCarthy.
Starmer’s Labour Party is politically (and financially) bankrupt. Our task is to create a new socialist and working class party.
Below is the letter from a London Labour Party hack and below that is Stephen’s reply.
Email from the Witchunters of the London Labour Party
From: London General <[email protected]>
Date: 24 January 2023 at 20:09:05 GMT
To: [email protected]
Subject: FAO: Stephen Kapos
It has been brought to the attention of the Labour Party that you have been advertised as a speaker for an event entitled ‘Zionism During the Holocaust – Reclaiming the Memory of All Those Who Died’, hosted by Socialist Labour Network on Friday 27th January 2023.
In line with Labour Party rules, Socialist Labour Network is a group which the NEC of the party has determined is incompatible with Labour Party values. Any support for the organisation would likely be deemed in breach of Party rules and may lead to expulsion.
Stephen Kapos’s Reply to Labour’s Witchhunters
To: London General
26th January 2023
Dear London General,
Thank you for your emailed letter of the 24th of January giving me advance warning that I am likely to be expelled from the Party if I were to speak from the panel as a Holocaust survivor at the SLN (Socialist Labour Network) Webinar on the 27th January — on Holocaust Memorial Day.
The Holocaust is the most important single example of genocide, which at its worst descended into an industrial process of mass murder of millions.
As a child survivor and one of the fewer and fewer still living direct witnesses to the Holocaust I feel a compelling duty to bear witness and speak out about it at any platform that would invite me and to any audience ready to listen.
I am an activist for Palestinian human rights and an active member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in its Camden Branch. The defence of Palestinians living under a brutal occupation is very important to me, particularly as a Holocaust survivor. Palestinians live under a system of apartheid as recognised by Amnesty International and other major human-rights organisations. Those are my political beliefs which I claim are protected characteristics under the Equalities Act 2010.
I am not a member of SLN nor have I been following its activities, but via the book to be discussed on the 27th I have a general understanding of SLN’s views on present-day Zionism (as a political movement ) and on some of the actions of the Zionist movement during the Holocaust and WWII. I am in sympathy with some of those views on the grounds of my political beliefs mentioned above. I have personal experience of the Kastner project in Hungary which was driven by Zionist ideology.
My father was a victim of Kastner’s scheme and ended up stranded in the Belsen and Theresienstadt concentration camps. I was myself briefly interned in a Kastner-run detention camp in Budapest.
You make mention of Labour Party values.
I learnt about Labour values during my party activism in the period when Frank Dobson was our MP and I worked in a warm and friendly atmosphere prominently on various election campaigns.
Those values were very different to that of the present leadership whose values permit intimidation, banning of discussion of some of the most vital political topics, disregard for the Party’s own rules, and for natural justice, the drastic reduction of inner party democracy, extreme factionalism, lack of support for striking workers.
I do not share these values.
Please accept my immediate resignation from the Labour Party effective from tomorrow, i.e. from the 27th of January 2023. Your attempt to effectively bar me from speaking about the Holocaust on Holocaust Memorial Day was the last straw for me.
In the short term the Tories are self-destructing which may well bring the Labour Party into government soon.
In the long term this period of the Party’s history will be remembered with shame: this was when MacCarthyism was revived and imported into the Labour Party — and into the political life of the UK itself.
Copies to : Sir Keir Starmer MP,
The Secretary, Holborn & St. Pancras CLP.
Good for Stephen . Stand by your principals .
We must all learn from these revelations from a man whose family suffered so much through an ideology of hatred.
Starmer’s party is rotten to the core, disenfranchising members through a targeted witchhunt to suit their specific agenda. Under Starmer the country will fair no better than under the corrupt Tories.
One really runs out of expletives about this. A political party ostensibly operating within a democratic state which fought Nazi fascism in WW2, expelling a jewish survivor of the Holocaust for bearing witness to his experience, on the basis that their objection to the platform he has chosen to bear that witness, is more important than what this gentleman has to say – it’s obscene and morally bankrupt. It does however illustrate the ethically nihilistic nature of Zionism which has nothing to do with Judaism or jewishness,
both of which are used as religious and cultural fig leaves to give fake legitimacy to what is ultimately a cult of reactionary bigots.
Couldn’t agree more. The values of the current Labour Party leadership are morally bankrupt. Surely banning a Holocaust survivor from speaking is an anti-Semitic act? And whatever happened to free speech and democracy??? I can’t see much evidence of Starmer protecting them; quite the opposite.
Very Dear Mr. Kapos,
None of us can apologize meaningfully for the actions of others.
If I could though, I would, most sincerely.
You are a credit to humanity.
Just goes to show the total moral bankruptcy of Starmers’ Labour Party which under him has sunk to a new low however high their ratings in the polls.
The antisemitism lie continues under Starmer and will continue to do so. He was involved in it from the start.
It is difficult to imagine a more heinous lie to spread about people you know to be anything but.
Our politics has fallen a very long way and will not be resuscitated under this sham of a supposed Labour Party.
It is incumbent on all real socialists and humanitarians to expose Starmer and his apartheid dogs for what they are.