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July 19, 2019

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Frank Little

Is it really that long ago that the Tories were seen as the most anti-Semitic group in British politics, and were not above the use of innuendo in their general election campaigns where Jewish candidates were standing?

ltr

What the British media is about is only trying to destroy a traditional labor party and to destroy Jeremy Corbyn who would lead such a party:

https://www.ft.com/content/f4fe3512-aa16-11e9-984c-fac8325aaa04

July 21, 2019

Anti-Semitism in Labour disfigures British politics
Jeremy Corbyn has allowed a vile strain of racism to infect his party

Jim

"This is horrid lying, lying meant to degrade women."

Funny, a good female friend of mine uses that word all the time to describe people she dislikes intensely. I suppose she's one of those self-hating women who must be told what they can and can't say by the 'proper' women, and their beta male hangers on of course.

redpesto

If the ref is bent, and the team tries to be cleaner than clean, then all that happens is that the ref gives a penalty for a blatant dive. The only solution is to score more goals.

Danny

This post - and many of the comments on it so far - seriously underestimates the scale of the problem. For both the present and former Chief Rabbi to be making political statements condemning the Corbyn-run Labour Party (not to mention the letter signed by umpteen Rabbis Pete Willsman condemned as written in bad faith) suggests a systematic break between the Labour Party and the Jewish community it used to respect.

The examples I've seen - eg those in http://fathomjournal.org/fathom-report-institutionally-antisemitic-contemporary-left-antisemitism-and-the-crisis-in-the-british-labour-party/ - and the fact that the independent EHRC have launched a full investigation following what must have been an inadequate response to preliminary questions, make me doubt whether (for Jews at least) Corbyn really is the lesser of two evils

JA

Corbyn has been hopelessly weak in letting his party become mired in arguments about how antisemitic it either is, or isn't. Sure, people have different reasons for criticising the party, but let's not forget that many of them are Jews who previously had a lifelong commitment to Labour and no problem with it prior to 2015. Surely the way forward is for Labour to demonstrate that the party is not antisemitic by ensuring that the Jews who left it now believe the problem has been effectively tackled and are rejoining. In other words, your dad's comment is the wisest one.

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