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Ben Bradley, the Tory MP who slandered Corbyn by falsely accusing him of being a spy for the Communist bloc, has been forced to publicly apologise, publicly admit the charge is untrue, and pay damages(which will be paid in the form of a donation to a charity in the MP's own constituency:

Labour said Bradley would tweet the following apology: “On 19 February 2018 I made a seriously defamatory statement on my Twitter account, ‘Ben Bradley MP (bbradleymp)’, about Jeremy Corbyn, alleging he sold British secrets to communist spies. I have since deleted the defamatory tweet. I have agreed to pay an undisclosed substantial sum of money to a charity of his choice, and I will also pay his legal costs.

“I fully accept that my statement was wholly untrue and false. I accept that I caused distress and upset to Jeremy Corbyn by my untrue and false allegations, suggesting he had betrayed his country by collaborating with foreign spies.

“I am very sorry for publishing this untrue and false statement and I have no hesitation in offering my unreserved and unconditional apology to Jeremy Corbyn for the distress I have caused him.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/24/ben-bradley-apologises-...

NDPP

"Jeremy Corbyn is being attacked on a level never seen in this country before..."

https://twitter.com/evertonfc2/status/977991518270181377

 

Corbyn Siding With Anti-Semites Rather Than Jews Say Community Leaders

http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/jeremy-corbyn-letter-jlc-board/

"He has sided again and again with anti-Semites rather than Jews..."

The knives are out for Corbyn. The lobby does its bit...

NDPP

"The 'anti-Semitism' witch-hunt - whose real target is Jeremy Corbyn and anyone else who supports Palestinian rights - will not end until it is either victorious or defeated. It's time for the whole left to finally step up to this task.'

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/979284591432404997

(Attn: Jagmeet Singh)

josh

There's something of that, but Corbyn also left himself open to it on a couple of occasions.  That, and the Russian poisoning reaction (although he was not incorrect), has dropped Labour a couple of points behind the Conservatives.  But that's likely temporary.

NDPP

Stop Jeremy Corbyn's Mistrial by  Media Over Anti-Semitism

https://t.co/mpLK0Vv0XQ

"More than 40 academics write to condemn anti-Corbyn bias in media coverage of the antisemitism debate..."

"Just because the UK Israel Lobby which overwhelmingly supports Tories and their media allies say Labour has an anti-Semitism problem, doesn't mean it does. In fact it doesn't."

https://twitter.com/richards1052/status/980965218204307456

NDPP

Jeremy Corbyn Apologises  For Anti-Semitism in Labour and Admits its a 'Clear' Problem...

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-apologises-for-an...

"Writing exclusively in the Evening Standard ahead of a key meeting with Jewish community leaders, he offers his most contrite apology yet for the failings. His emotional mea culpa goes further than ever before by confessing the scale of the problem and by telling his own left-wing followers they need to change their thinking and behaviour..."

Corbyn caves. Blairites/Lobby wins.

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..corbyn is under heavy pressure but i don't believe he's caved. not from what i read in this piece posted yesterday.

Jewish leaders dismiss Corbyn meeting on antisemitism as 'missed opportunity'

Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of reassuring the Jewish community over his efforts to combat antisemitism have suffered a blow after Jewish leaders labelled a meeting with the Labour leader a “disappointing missed opportunity” with little achieved.

In a joint statement read to the media outside parliament, the heads of the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) and Board of Deputies (BoD) said Corbyn had failed to agree to any of their requests, set out in a letter last month.

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Before the meeting, Corbyn issued a strong condemnation of antisemitism, saying the party’s structures were unfit for purpose and that it must confront the fact that a number of members held antisemitic views. He said in the past fortnight alone, more than 20 individuals had been suspended from party membership, and more were being investigated.

Writing in the Evening Standard, Corbyn said: “We have not done enough to get to grips with the problem, and the Jewish community and our Jewish members deserve an apology. My party and I are sorry for the hurt and distress caused.”

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Labour Anti-Semitism: Jewish Leaders Blast Meeting With Jeremy Corbyn as 'Disappointing'

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/labour-antisemitism-jewish-lead...

"The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council have said their meeting with Jeremy Corbyn was 'a disappointing missed opportunity' to deal with the problems of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

'We welcomed Mr Corbyn's personal involvement in the discussion and his new comments recognising and apologising for antisemitism in the Labour Party but he failed to agree to any of the concrete actions we asked for..."

Apology unaccepted. The destruction of Labour will continue.

josh

He did the politically necessary thing knowing nothing he could say would appease them.  These are some of the same folks who accused Ed Milliband of being insufficiently pro-Israel.

NDPP

EXPOSED: RUSSIANS TRIED TO SWING ELECTION FOR CORBYN

https://twitter.com/georgegalloway/status/990346507806265344

Come and get it chumps!

josh

Jeremy Corbyn has warned to his centre-left counterparts on the continent that they must turn against austerity and rigged capitalism or risk being wiped off the political map by the extreme right.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/corbyn-european-social-democrats-reject-austerity-neoliberalism-warning-a8432511.html?amp&__twitter_impression=true

NDPP

New Labour is Investigating Margaret Hodge for Allegedly Abusing Jeremy Corbyn as  a 'Fucking Anti-Semite and Racist'

https://twitter.com/AsaWinstanley/status/1020323072505667584

Full court press on Corbyn's Labour by Zios/Blairites in progress. Banning criticism of Israel to remove the 'threat of socialism' and Corbyn's 5 point lead in the polls.

bekayne

NDPP wrote:

New Labour is Investigating Margaret Hodge for Allegedly Abusing Jeremy Corbyn as  a 'Fucking Anti-Semite and Racist'

https://twitter.com/AsaWinstanley/status/1020323072505667584

Full court press on Corbyn's Labour by Zios/Blairites in progress. Banning criticism of Israel to remove the 'threat of socialism' and Corbyn's 5 point lead in the polls.

Just to be clear, that's "New: Labour" rather than "New Labour"

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bekayne wrote:

NDPP wrote:

New Labour is Investigating Margaret Hodge for Allegedly Abusing Jeremy Corbyn as  a 'Fucking Anti-Semite and Racist'

https://twitter.com/AsaWinstanley/status/1020323072505667584

Full court press on Corbyn's Labour by Zios/Blairites in progress. Banning criticism of Israel to remove the 'threat of socialism' and Corbyn's 5 point lead in the polls.

Just to be clear, that's "New: Labour" rather than "New Labour"

I'd argue that Corbyn's project should be either called "Next Labour" or "True Labour".

NDPP

Agree.

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Labour draws up plans for government in case of snap election

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The party is understood to be preparing for about 35 pieces of legislation to be ready to go should it win an election. Shadow ministers have been told the plans must be popular and radical. Proposals under consideration include abolishing zero-hours contracts, a mass housebuilding programme, nationalisation of key industries, consultations on possible rent control and lifting the public sector pay cap.

Sir Bob Kerslake, the former head of the civil service, has been meeting almost fortnightly with party advisers who have started preparing legislation and briefing party staff on how Whitehall operates. The party wants shadow cabinet members to know whom they would have the power to appoint on their first day in office and how civil service aides would be assigned.

Labour has taken the lead in the polls as voters digest Theresa May’s new Brexit policy, outlined at Chequers, in which she has proposed following EU rules for food and goods. This week a YouGov poll put Labour five points ahead of the Tories.

No general election is scheduled until 2022, but the febrile atmosphere in Westminster and the deep divisions in the Conservative party have fuelled speculation that May could be left with no choice but to call an early poll. Tory remainer rebels reported on Tuesday night that whips had threatened them with the spectre of a no-confidence vote in May and an early election should they vote in favour of a customs union amendment.

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Labour opens up biggest lead over Tories since general election

Labour has opened up its biggest poll lead over the Conservatives since shortly after last June’s general election, as the government’s chaotic handling of Brexit appears to have triggered a dramatic fall in support for Theresa May and the Tories – and a sudden revival of Ukip.

The latest Opinium poll for the Observer puts Labour on 40%, the same score as last month, but four points ahead of the Tories who have dropped by six points since early June to 36%. The fall in Tory support would appear to be the result of Conservative supporters who backed leaving the EU turning to Ukip, whose support has shot up by five points from 3% last month to 8%.

May’s leadership ratings have also nosedived, while those of Jeremy Corbyn have remained stable. May’s net approval rating – when the number of people who disapprove of the way she is leading the country is subtracted from the number who approve – has tumbled from -8% in June to -24% over a turbulent political period of just five weeks.

She is now well behind Corbyn who is on -12%, little changed from -13% last month.

NDPP

@ 14: 15

"They tried 'the KGB spy', they've tried 'the Czech spy', they've tried 'the IRA man', they've had 'The secret Hezbollah-Hamas agent'. They tried it all. And sometimes they tried it twice. And this, when Margaret Hodge, Dame Margaret Hodge, deliberately and in front of journalists, screamed in the face of the saintly, mild-mannered Jeremy Corbyn, that he was 'A F-ING ANTI-SEMITE AND A RACIST...! '

This is about Israel, it's about Netanyahu. It's about his government's pronouncement yesterday that Israel, officially, is an Apartheid State...

George Galloway, MOATS, Friday, July 20, 2018 (1900-2200)

http://talkradio.co.uk/radio/listen-again/1532109600

Unlike London, Ottawa is silent. The awful, guilty silence of complicity. 

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A national government would only deliver for the rich

There is a growing chorus of voices calling for some kind of national government. Sometimes it is expressed by saying that politicians should come together to deliver Brexit. And there are whispers of moves to set up a new centre party which would incorporate politicians of all parties and none.

It is easy to see the superficial attraction of national government politics. The same argument is often used in relationship to the NHS. “If only” people sigh “we could take the politics out of health issues”.

The trouble is that (although politics has become almost a dirty word for much of the public) in truth there is no more intensely political subject than healthcare. How much you are prepared to spend on your health service, what level of tax you are prepared to levy to pay for it, whether you are concerned about rising health inequality and (ultimately) who gets to live or die because of decisions made – these are political subjects where vastly different economic interests contend.

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But of course, the overriding concern of Labour politicians contemplating a national government may not even be the so-called national interest. It may be that the Labour politicians concerned see it as an effective method of blocking a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government. Perhaps it seems unbelievable to ordinary Labour supporters that there are Labour MPs who would rather serve in government with Tories than allow a left led Labour party to take office. But, sadly, this may be behind this mounting clamour for a national government.

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