THE BRITISH Communist party says there are no real differences between them and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour, he is delivering their manifesto. Its leader Robert Griffiths said there is a lot of overlap with the veteran leftie’s policies including on Brexit, and suggested communists are now working to support Labour than their own party. Speaking to the Financial Times, he suggested Mr Corbyn appeared to be following the plan in one of the Communist Party's sacred texts, 1951’s The British Road to Socialism. It says step one is to have a left-wing takeover of the Labour party – which has happened – followed by electoral victory – which he has been unable to deliver. The third step is taking control of the state, followed by the fourth and final step of building a socialist society as a transition to Communism. Mr Griffiths said: “The programme is actually turning out to be a good guide as to how things could turn out.” He added: … [Read more...] about Communist Party of Britain says there are no differences between them and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour – saying he is delivering THEIR manifesto
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LABOUR Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott scored a political win over the Windrush scandal and blew it hours later with a car-crash TV interview. Here's what you need to know about Britain's first black woman MP, a long-time ally and friend of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Who is Diane Abbott? What's her background? Diane Abbott, now 64, was born to Jamaican immigrant parents in London in 1953. She studied history at Cambridge University where she was taught by TV historian Simon Schama. Diana was a trainee civil servant at the Home Office then worked as a race relations officer for the National Council for Civil Liberties. She joined Thames Television as a researcher and reporter and was later a press officer at the Greater London Council and Lambeth Council. By this time she was already a local councillor in Westminster and lost out to Ken Livingstone in a bid to be selected Labour parliamentary candidate in Brent East. In 1987 she became the UK’s first black woman MP … [Read more...] about How old is Diane Abbott and what did the Shadow Home Secretary say about the Windrush Generation and illegal immigrants?
Tom Goodenough 13 April 2018 10:01 AM 13 April 2018 10:01 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Why can’t Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn be honest about Labour’s real stance on Syria? The shadow home secretary is demanding an ‘independent, UN-led investigation’ into what happened in Douma to determine whether chemical weapons were used in the attack this week. This is the line parroted by the Labour leader, who has said: “Britain should press for an independent U.N.-led investigation of last weekend’s horrific chemical weapons attack so that those responsible can be held to account.” But as Abbott and Corbyn know (or should know) only too well, an independent UN-led investigation is for the birds; it won’t happen. So Abbott and Corbyn would be more honest if they were to say Britain should stay out of the conflict altogether. Yet it seems they are not brave enough to do so, and instead the UN is a … [Read more...] about Why can’t Diane Abbott be honest about Labour’s Syria stance?
IS Jeremy Corbyn a racist? I think so, don’t you? Until last week he claimed he had missed evidence of Labour’s rampant anti-Semitism. It just hadn’t occurred to him. Now he says it exists “in pockets”. But if wilful ignorance is the legal definition of complicity, then Corbyn is guilty as charged. That is why Jewish tycoon Lord Alan Sugar’s barbed tweet showing the Labour leader with Adolf Hitler is so devastating. It reveals a harsh and unpleasant truth. All forms of racism are deplorable. But anti-Semitism was the pretext for the greatest act of genocidal racism in human history. Even Jezza cannot turn a blind eye to the systematic Nazi slaughter of six million Jews. Anti-Semitism is the scourge of the Momentum-dominated Labour Party. It has bubbled near the surface for years — even before Jeremy Corbyn seized control. Corbyn may not be a Holocaust denier, but he is more identified with Jew-hating “friends” in Hamas and Hezbollah … [Read more...] about The writing’s on the wall for real Labour after Jeremy Corbyn anti-Semitism scandal
JEREMY Corbyn was savaged by his own MPs after refusing to sack a Labour exec who backed a Holocaust denier. Four days after vowing to be a “militant opponent” of anti-Semitism, aides said he was powerless to boot out Christine Shawcroft. She stepped down as head of Labour’s disciplinary chief on Wednesday after opposing the suspension of Alan Bull, a councillor who posted a fake news article branding the Holocaust a “hoax”. But she will remain on the disputes panel of Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee. Labour backbencher Wes Streeting told The Sun: “Jeremy Corbyn has failed the first litmus test.” Earlier, colleague John Mann said it would be a “direct insult to the Jewish community” if she remained in the party. Critics said Mr Corbyn did not want to force out Ms Shawcroft as her place on the NEC would go to comedian Eddie Izzard. Mr Corbyn said in an interview with Jewish News that 150 people had been kicked out … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn is savaged by his own backbenchers after refusing to sack executive who backed Holocaust denier