Tony Greenstein | 21 June 2018 | Post Views:

Jeremy Newmark, Fraudster
and Perjurer, has been succeeded by a War Criminal AND Expenses Cheat
Caplin is a worthy successor to the amateur Newmark – having trousered thousands of pounds from the tax payer and refused all requests to pay back what he considers is rightfully his

It’s not
often that I find myself offering my congratulations to a Zionist organisation,
especially the Jewish Labour Movement. After all, the JLM were one of the principal
organisations responsible for my expulsion from the Labour Party. Reporting on Caplin’s appointment as the new Chair of the JLM the Jewish Chronicle of 29th May 2018 noted how:
One thing
you cannot accuse Caplin of is modesty, tolerance or a belief in democratic debate. One can imagine that if he were Netanyahu he
would be complaining that the snipers in Gaza had only managed to kill 120
people after more than a month of trying. What
kind of kill rate is that?
Not only did Caplin singlehandedly effect my expulsion (methinks he played a somewhat more minor
role than he’s claiming credit for) but he wants to see
the whip removed from Chris Williamson for daring to support Marc Wadsworth and myself. Caplin is a worthy son of Israel.  
How news of Caplin’s appointment broke
However it
would be churlish and unsporting to let my own feelings get in the way. Praise where praise is due. And praise is clearly due to the JLM on what is, by any stretch of the imagination, a magnificent appointment.
will I am sure remember the sad demise of the former Chair of the JLM, Jeremy
Newmark, after the Jewish Chronicle outed him for historic and it would appear not so historic fraud. I honestly didn’t
believe that the JLM could possibly find someone with the qualities and calibre of a Jeremy Newmark. How
wrong I was.

Newmark’s frauds and thefts were covered up by the the JLC’s equally dodgy trustees – fortunately all the money would have been spent on fighting the Palestinians and BDS

Newmark led a riotous life at the expense of a Zionist ‘charity’ – now it appears he has dined and wined off the JLM – let’s hope Ivor doesn’t require another house
If you
remember Newmark started his meteoric political career perjuring himself at the
Fraser –v-
University College Union Employment Tribunal
. The words of the Chair of the
Tribunal, Judge Snelson, still ring in my ears:
We also reject as utterly
unfounded the emotive allegation of Ms Ashworth that Mr Newmark was
“Jew-baited”.  He was not baited at all. …
We regret to say that we have rejected as untrue the evidence of Ms Ashworth
and Mr Newmark concerning the incident at the 2008 Congress … Evidence given
to us about booing, jeering and harassing of Jewish speakers at Congress
debates was also false, as truthful witnesses on the  Claimant’s side accepted. One painfully ill-judged
example of playing to the gallery was Mr Newmark’s preposterous claim… that a
‘pushy Jew’ stereotype was being applied to him.”
It would seem that despite initial hopes, Newmark plundered the JLM’s coffers too – since the JLM is heavily subsidised by Gilad Erdan’s anti-BDS slush fund, it was probably the best use of the money
Newmark wasn’t merely a perjurer but
a major fraudster as well.  In his role
as Chief Executive of the Jewish Leadership Council the Jewish Chronicle reported
that ‘he deceived the organisation out of
tens of thousands of pounds and misled charities about the cost of projects he
worked on.
’ Newmark was alleged to have:
Billed thousands of pounds of “inappropriate” personal expenses to the
JLC — including holidays in Israel and VIP transport for himself, his wife and
their children
Withdrawn thousands of pounds of unaccounted for cash on JLC credit and
debit cards while failing to provide receipts to justify this expenditure
Leased a new BMW car worth £46,000, paid for by the JLC, to which he
fixed his own personal number plate — and then attempted to have his wife
insured on the vehicle
Employed his wife’s fundraising and events consultancy firm, Secure
Prospects, to run a JLC-backed educational project, paying the company more
than £36,000 — in spite of concern expressed by the governors of two leading
Jewish schools that the project was not being properly managed
Misled communal charities, including the London Jewish Forum and
Chabad, over the true cost of projects in an attempt to secure larger donations
Attempted to cover up possible financial irregularities by blocking
communication between the JLC and its auditors, after staff became suspicious
about his conduct.
When Jonathan Hoffman, friend of the EDL and Tommy Robinson starts defending you you know you’re in difficulty
It is indeed a hard act to follow and Mike
Katz, Adam Langleben and the other members of the JLM Executive, including of
course its fragrant Director, Ella Rose, are to be congratulated on the
appointment of Caplin. 
A flashback to just before the Iraq War – Caplin was as wrong about WMD as he is wrong about Palestine 
Ivor does not do regret – like Blair he has no intention of apologising for the million dead Iraqis je ne regrette rien
Not only was Caplin a major fraudster in his
own right (being one of the major culprits in the parliamentary expenses
scandal during his time as MP from 1997-2005) but he is also a Junior War Criminal,
having served as a Under Secretary of State at the  Defence Ministry during the Iraq War.  In Cheating
MPs still refuse to repay thousands of pounds in expenses
the Evening
described how
Ivor Caplin,
a former Labour defence minister, has not replied to correspondence and phone
messages asking him to repay £17,865 for mortgage payments.
Letters from
Sir Thomas asking him to justify the mortgage claims went unanswered, resulting
in the auditor declaring that the entire claim should be refunded to the
Since then,
Commons officials have tried to contact Mr Caplin, who stood down at the last
election, without getting a response.
The former
MP did not respond to messages left by the Evening Standard on his phone and at
lobbying firm Foresight Consulting, which lists him as a senior consultant.
Westminster source said: “Officials
have made strenuous efforts to discuss this with him, but without success. The
vast majority of MPs very quickly agreed to make repayments but there is a
small handful of retiring MPs who are refusing to agree.”
In the case
of retiring MPs, Commons Speaker John Bercow has ruled that money owed must be
deducted from their “golden goodbye” resettlement allowances, which
are worth up to £64,000.
As a former
MP, however, Mr Caplin is beyond their reach unless he volunteers to pay.
He is a hard act to follow but we have no doubt that Caplin will rise to the occasion
Not only can Caplin match Newmark in
the fraud stakes, having bought himself a house courtesy of the public purse,
but he is also an unrepentant war criminal. 
In an interview with the Brighton Argus [I
stand by what happened, says former defence minister]
Caplin made it
clear that he is a man of principle.  “I have no regrets” he said after the
damning publication of the Chilcot report. Caplin told the Argus that ‘he stood by his decision to support the
And ‘Like the Prime Minister
Tony Blair he dutifully followed and acted as a government whip for, Mr Caplin
also failed to apologise specifically for the decision.
’  Defiant to the last, Caplin declared “I stand totally by what happened before.’
In happier days – despite remorselessly attacking him, Newmark nearly got elected to Parliament on Corbyn’s coat tails, losing by 2,000 in Finchley and Hendon
It is difficult not to admire a man
with such deeply held convictions.  No
fly by night politician is Ivor. Whereas people like Gordon Brown now regret
going into Iraq and killing a million or so people, Ivor Caplin
has no such doubts.  He would do the same
tomorrow if given half the chance.
Ivor Caplin seems like an excellent
choice as Chair of the Jewish Labour Movement.  He is a worthy successor to Jeremy Newmark
and one can only wish him well in his post. 
I am sure that he is going to make the Israeli Labour Party and Benjamin
Netanyahu proud.
Tony Greenstein

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