NATHAN RYDING: The Labour Party Has A Problem With Anti-Semitism, But Few Understand What This Means For Britain
Everyone admits that the Labour Party has a problem with anti-Semitism, but few understand what it means for the country. Even fewer realise the exact extent of the problem which is faced because of it.
Recently, Labour have quietly reinstated 6 Councillors who have posted anti-Semitic messages all over social media. It is absolutely appalling that a major political party with millions of members and supporters nationwide would just forgive and forget something as serious as this. Everyone remembers the horrors of the Second World War and The Holocaust, where 9 million Jews went missing under Nazi control, and the phrase by Philosopher George Santayana comes to mind, that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.
It is very apparent that history is repeating itself yet again, right in front of our very eyes, and this should alarm people for a whole number of reasons. The fact that a mainstream Political Party in the United Kingdom, and more importantly, the 21st Century, can allow its members to demonise a section of society, which, historically, has a record of being bullied, harassed, intimidated and even mass-murdered, speaks serious volumes about what is happening to this country. Why is it that the establishment are quite happy to sit back and not challenge this issue? Why hasn’t the oh-so-glorious European Union come out in solidarity against this anti-Semitism?
Anti-Semitism is becoming a huge issue now surrounding Labour as a total of 39 MPs and Peers are urging the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to suspend Christine Shawcroft, a close ally of Mr Corbyn and a member of Labour’s NEC. This is due to the fact she has defended a Labour Party candidate who posted a Holocaust denial article. It is simply mind-blowing that only 39 MPs and Peers have actually stood up and asked for her suspension while Labour have a total of 259 MPs and 192 Peers. This shows complete ignorance to the growing problem within their party, and frankly, total incompetence as well. The individuals who are shouting this propaganda out are not only having their comments ignored, they are shutting down free speech and are going unpunished themselves as well.
It’s simply astonishing. The Labour party have gone from the party of the working class to a party of hate, intolerance and total establishment with their own political agenda. Yet some people will still vote for them, no matter what. Further proof can be seen by Corbyn’s numerous dubious links to anti-Semitic organisations, such as Hezbollah and Hamas- both of which he refused repeatedly to condemn- and has also given support for a whole number of other organisations and individuals who are anti-Semitic in nature.
Mr Corbyn has previously given support to Jewish Voice for Labour, run by Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, who has previously accused Israel of “exploiting” the Holocaust to “commit crimes against humanity”. She has also denied Labour has an anti-Semitism problem. Mr Corbyn is a member of numerous anti-Semitic Facebook groups, such as “Jeremy Corbyn Leads Us to VICTORY”, which is full of dozens of posts about the Rothschilds and comparisons between Israel and the Nazis. He’s also a member of “Labour for Democratic Socialism” where the discussions range from total Holocaust denial to the Rothschilds. He’s also left another three anti-Semitic Facebook groups after online news articles over his membership of them. One of them he was a member of for nearly 7 years.
Then there’s the mural which Mr Corbyn said should not have been taken down. This was blatantly anti-Semitic and is only comparable to Nazi propaganda. Not only has he been involved in supporting individuals who are anti-Semitic, he has also defended them! He has previously defended Stephen Sizer who shared anti-Semitic material which linked Jews and Israel to the 9/11 attacks. Mr Corbyn simply said that these posts were a “technical oversight”. Then there was the Holocaust denier Paul Eisen who questioned “there ever existed homicidal gas-chambers” and said “For me, “Holocaust Denier” is a label I accept”. Then there’s Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London, who stated that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism. Naz Shah, MP for Bradford, suggested that Israel should be moved to the United States and that Jews should be kicked out of the middle-east. She also infamously liked a tweet which called for Rochdale girls to keep their mouths shut for the sake of diversity.
There are dozens of Labour Councillors, members and even candidates posting anti-Semitic comments online. One candidate in Bradford, Naz Khan, posted online that History teachers are “brainwashing us and our children into thinking the bad guy was Hitler”. She also posed the question “what good have the Jews done in this world?”
In addition to this, at a meeting of the Labour Party Queens Park branch in November 2017, a member argued that supporters of the terrorist organisation Hezbollah should be allowed to stay within the Labour Party.