Momentum’s ‘Team Corbyn’ missing a name. Vote for the full #JC9yes9 for NEC

Momentum has issued a new campaign video for the ongoing elections for nine members of Labour’s National Executive Committee – showing only eight candidates, now collectively named ‘Team Corbyn’ instead of the ‘JC9’. For some time, Momentum’s graphics etc continued to show the full ‘grassroots left’ slate of nine candidates including incumbent NEC member Peter Willsman, […]

Video: Finkelstein’s damning response to Hodge – full version

Finkelstein: damning Norman Finkelstein was one of many Jewish people to react in outrage to Labour MP Margaret Hodge’s comparison of receiving a disciplinary letter from the Labour Party to the fear felt by Jewish families fleeing the nazis in the 1930s. The SKWAWKBOX yesterday covered his and other comments, but the ‘EL4C’ tweet in […]

Huge list of BAME orgs challenge Labour to defend all rights equally by resisting IHRA ‘suppression’

Right-wing groups continue to attempt to pressurise the Labour Party into amending its ‘gold standard’ Code of Conduct by fully incorporating examples in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) ‘working definition’ of antisemitism. Many – including the definition’s creator, UK legal experts and a retired judge – believe the examples that Labour clarified and/or caveated […]

Jewish people respond with disgust to Hodge’s ‘1930s Germany’ comment

Labour MP Margaret Hodge spoke to Sky News yesterday about the experience of being told that she faced a disciplinary investigation for swearing at and insulting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – and compared it to being Jewish in the 1930s and fleeing Nazi Germany: The comparison – of receiving a disciplinary letter and being hounded […]

The lovely folks at Sussex Friends of Israel might not want this to go viral

The ‘Sussex Friends of Israel’ Twitter account is full of bile against Jeremy Corbyn. You have to scroll a long way down its Twitter feed as of this moment to find a tweet that isn’t directly about the Labour leader – and even then, it looks indirectly about him. The politics of its comments are not hard […]

“Labour against Antisemitism” in ‘serious breach of data protection laws’

The group ‘Labour against Antisemitism’ (LAAS), in spite of its name, has no standing with the Labour Party – a fact either missed or ignored by mainstream journalists who wish to portray its various attacks as having some kind of official weight. CLP (constituency Labour party) secretaries have been complaining bitterly on their Facebook forum […]

Netanyahu attacked over comments that caused outrage in Israel

On Monday evening, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu attacked Jeremy Corbyn for laying a wreath at graves in a Tunisian ceremony. The graves were not of ‘Munich terrorists’, but of Palestinian officials who were killed elsewhere. Netanyahu’s tweet provoked a blistering put-down by Corbyn, who pointed to the Israeli PM’s record of unarmed Palestinians killed and […]

Exclusive: Lansman clarifies position on full IHRA examples

Jon Lansman A month ago today, Momentum founder and Labour National Executive Committee (NEC) member Jon Lansman described Labour’s new Code of Conduct as the ‘gold standard’ in terms of political party guidelines on antisemitism. Since then, various news outlets have claimed that Lansman has been lobbying NEC members and the party leadership to accede […]

Labour members launch open letter to NEC against concession on IHRA

Labour members across the UK and internationally have begun signing an open letter that calls on the NEC to resist pressure to change the party’s Code of Conduct by those who want to see the unclarified and ‘non legally binding’ ‘IHRA Working Definition’ of antisemitism replace Labour’s legally sound, clarified version. The beginning of the […]

Unison boss Prentis’ pro-IHRA article just labelled his OWN union antisemitic

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis has appeared in the New Statesman today calling for Labour to occupy the ‘high moral ground’ by adopting the full IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) ‘working definition’ of antisemitism – including all of its much-criticised ‘examples’: Prentis name-checks Barnet in his article, claiming that when he campaigned in the borough, which has […]