State of the UK Labour Party

Two articles about the UK Labour Party, Craig Murray discusses the pointless Keir Starmer:

Starmer’s role has been simply to emasculate the Labour Party, and to purge it of any elements that might seek to pose a threat to rampant neo-liberalism and wealth inequality. His efforts to ban Labour MPs from supporting striking railway workers must be anathema to anybody who has the slightest feel for the history and traditions of that party and indeed the most basic understanding of its very raison d’etre.

This Tony Benn quote from the 1980’s has come into vogue because it is prophetic, and the process appears now complete:

If the Labour Party could be bullied or persuaded to denounce its Marxists, the media – having tasted blood – would demand next that it expelled all its Socialists and reunited the remaining Labour Party with the SDP to form a harmless alternative to the Conservatives, which could then be allowed to take office now and then when the Conservatives fell out of favour with the public. Thus British Capitalism, it is argued, will be made safe forever, and socialism would be squeezed off the National agenda. But if such a strategy were to succeed… it would in fact profoundly endanger British society. For it would open up the danger of a swing to the far-right, as we have seen in Europe over the last 50 years.

Starmer is in one sense the apotheosis of this process. Not only has he acted to purge the Labour Party of socialism, he also offers so very little of a meaningful alternative to the Tories that there is very little danger of the Tories being voted out of office. Not only is he a safe right-wing backstop, he is a self-redundant safe right-wing backstop.

Jeremy Corbyn Sophie BrownCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

and Jeremy Corbyn openly discusses the many parties that obstructed him. The article also discusses Julian Assange.

The Guardian has long been viewed as the voice of the liberal-left in Britain, so it surprised many during the Corbyn leadership to see it act as one of the main media vehicles through which the campaign to bring him down was fought. 

The paper was a key part of the “anti-semitism crisis” that engulfed Corbyn’s leadership. From 2016-19, the Guardian published 1,215 stories mentioning Labour and anti-semitism, an average of around one per day, according to a search on Factiva, the database of newspaper articles. 

In the same period, the Guardian published just 194 articles mentioning the Conservative Party’s much more serious problem with Islamophobia. A YouGov poll in 2019, for example, found that nearly half of the Tory party membership would prefer not to have a Muslim prime minister. 

The Guardian’s coverage of anti-semitism in Labour was suspiciously extensive, compared to the known extent of the problem in the party, and its focus on Corbyn personally suggested that the issue was being used politically.

The late Jewish anthropologist David Graeber commented after the 2019 election: “As for the Guardian, we will never forget that during the ‘Labour antisemitism controversy’, they beat even the Daily Mail to include the largest percentage of false statements, pretty much every one, mysteriously, an accidental error to Labour’s disadvantage”.

Keir Starmer says he is scrapping Labour’s manifesto and ‘starting from scratch’ on policy

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Craig Murray is the authoritative source on UK complicity in rendition and torture

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Theresa May specifically and deliberately ruled out the Committee from questioning any official who might be placed at risk of criminal proceedings – see para 11 of the report. The determination of the government to protect those who were complicit in torture tells us much more about their future intentions than any fake apology.

It is worth reflecting that the Tory government has acted time and time again to protect New Labour’s Tony Blair, David Miliband, Jack Straw and Gordon Brown from any punishment for their complicity in torture, and indeed to limit the information on it available to the public. The truth is that the Tories and New Labour (which includes the vast majority of current Labour MPs) are all a part of the same elite interest group, and when under pressure they stick together as a class against the people.

Despite being hamstrung by government, the Committee managed through exhaustive research of classified documents to pull together evidence of British involvement in extraordinary rendition and mistreatment of detainees on a massive scale. The Committee found 596 individual documented incidents of the security services obtaining “intelligence” from detainee interrogations involving torture or severe mistreatment, ranging from 2 incidents of direct involvement, “13 to 15” of actually being in the room, through those where the US or other authorities admitted to the torture, to those where the detainee told the officer they had been tortured. They found three instances where the UK had paid for rendition flights.

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Why US/UK/EU politicians are unfairly accusing Russia

Successful i.e. elected, Neo-Con politicians are unfairly accusing Russia of targetted murders, subverting democracy by interfering in elections using fake news and cyber espionage.

The problem is that it is these Neo-Con shits that are subverting democracy and attempting a distraction by blaming Russia. We know who the real perpetrators are – it’s Cambridge Analytica and it’s parent company SCL Group – Neo-Cons who subvert elections globally using Psychological Operations (Psyops or Psychological Warfare). We know that these nasty bastards were involved in subverting the 2016 Presidential election. We know that they subvert democracy internationally so that elections are effectively bought.

Salisbury Consultant Stephen Davies says no nerve agent

Craig Murray has comprehensively demolished the fake news promoted by the UK govrenment that Russia poisoned British spy Sergei Skripol and his daughter Yulia in the UK town of Salisbury. There is no way that imaginary Novichok nerve agent can be reasonably blamed on Russia: They don’t have any and it can be produced elsewhere.

US and EU politicians have been supporting UK despite the Russian nerve agent fake news being exposed for the bullshit it is over a week ago.

 

 

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Been thinking about the Soapoperafication of UK politics. Lets have these poor actors playing shallow plots, eh?’

Try this one. It’s your fault that I killed those two people. You were the first owner of the car. It doesn’t matter that there were sixty or however many in between. You’re obviously responsible and that’s it. Nah, Nah, Nah.

[There’s also a more serious analysis involving Neo-Con shits but who’s doing rational rather than soap-opera bullshit?

10 mins later: minor spelling and grammar.

17/03/18  https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/

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Amber Rudd plc trashing peoples’ computing devices

The privatised – presumably for the purpose of tax evasion [sorry, avoidance] – Home Secretary Amber Rudd is trashing peoples’ computing devices.

I have been a political activist for many years. I’ve engaged in totally legal political commentary. That’s why I have been regarded for years as a potential terrorist. I suppose it helps if you’re a bit of a capable and successful political activist too. Then there’s Cressida Dick echoing her previous master’s voice. Home grown again, “Fenians” again. I wish he’d just FO and die. The record’s stuck. It’s unstable not “apparently volatile” btw. I keep intending to do that video.

Theresa May and the Tories recent Investigatory Powers Act extends the UK snooping services snooping powers. They had huge powers before and did it illegally regardless. They can hack any of your connected devices now.

On Saturday, all of a sudden my phone’s battery discharged like a really-fast discharging thing. I know my phone and I’m familiar with how long the battery lasts. The battery discharged so much that I thought the phone was broken. I knew that something was up and it was so obvious.

I can’t send email from a webmail account. WTF? It’s sooooooo obvious.

Deliveries are delayed. I send an email from one of my email addresses to another one and it’s obviously going round the houses. They’re checking emails that I send to myself FFS. They’re not only watching but actively interfering.

So I’m buying a used part for my boat on ebay. It’s obviously a part for my boat. I’ve told the seller it’s to replace an exact part on my boat. It’s for my boat. If the snoopers were any good they would see that it’s for my boat and that I’ve been searching how to fix that part on my boat.

The seller’s saying she’s having terrible [trouble] with ebay and her puter. She’s getting really frustrated with her puter because these snoopy bstards are fekking it up for her because she has the misfortune to sell me something on ebay to me. It looks to me like she’s using speech-to-text – she may well be blind – and these Fascist fukkers are fukking her computer.

slightly later: I regard Theresa May, Amber Rudd, Cressida Dick and her former boss as the terrorists. I could be regarded as a counter-terrorist in that way. The above terrorists are not too keen on me recognising them as terrorists.

3/8/17 10am. Years ago – back in 2003 or 2004 – I’d wander around doing completely legal things and devices would be frying around me – mostly online tills in shops. Any shop I went into would have devices suddenly breaking down. These devices are usually very reliable of course.

I wondered if it was deliberate. It can be used like that of course, the message would be something like “You’re out of order disobeying the strong State and it’s glorious Leader. Shut up and Obey!”. They were attacking me while hiding then after all.

Having experienced all this BS – being treated as a pretend potential terrorist and being attacked by the State and the State’s repressive forces – I’ve come to realise that it’s all bullshit. Terrorism is a political tool and the politicians are the terrorists.

I’m a pretend suspected terrorist. I’m not really regarded as a real suspected terrorist. I’m a pretend suspected terrorist because of my political views and because I have been a political activist. Nobody seriously believes that I would ever do any real killing or explosive suiciding. I’m a pretend suspected terrorist so they can watch every move I make, so that they have advanced warning of my totally legal political actions.

16/8/17 My Android Tablet also appears to have been rooted. I use that for marine navigation.

I’m assuming that it’s UK govt, GCHQ, etc because that’s exactly what they do and I expect that there is that convention that nation states do not interfere with or murder a state’s citizens/subjects without that state’s acquiescence. Yes, that also applies to 911, 7/7 and particularly to the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes. I accept that it could be the US or a few other states on this basis.

21/8/17 I’m finding that my Android tablet is not connecting on trains and buses. It suggests that internet access on UK public transport is monitored by and under the control of GCHQ. It appears that UK under the Tories is a Fascist regime.

22/8/17 This all seems very provocative in a way which I don’t expect. It’s almost as if it’s provoking me to respond.

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Articles on the Blairite attempted coup against Corbyn and the left

A few articles on the continuing Blairite attempted coup against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party by Labour Party MPs. They do seem in an awful rush to depose Corbyn … almost as though a clock is ticking. Craig Murray has excellent analyses yet again.

It’s Still the Iraq War, Stupid.

No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste?

The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away, and though its form will be concealed by thick layers of establishment whitewash, the basic contours of Blair’s lies will still be visible beneath. …

[Oops, I forgot this one

How the News Agenda is Set

David Cameron gets heckled every day of his life. The media never bother to report the names of the hecklers or the gist of what they say.

Yet a single heckler shouts at Jeremy Corbyn at Gay Pride, and not only is that front page news in the Guardian, it is on BBC, ITN and Sky News.

What makes a single individual heckling a politician newsworthy? There are dozens such examples every single day that are not newsworthy.

The answer is simple. Normally the hecklers are promoting an anti-establishment view, so it does not get reported. Whereas this heckler was promoting the number one priority of the establishment and mainstream media, to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn. So this heckler, uniquely, is front page news and his words are repeated at great length in the Guardian and throughout the broadcast media.

Another Media Setup?

This picture has been all over twitter, promoted by every high level Blairite you can think of, from JK Rowling down. Yet all may not be what it seems. …

Back to the Future

The priority now of the political “elite” is to ensure voters never again get the chance to make a choice the political class do not want. Jeremy Corbyn is the thing the political class want least.

Do you remember when 184 Labour MPs refused to vote against the Tory benefit cuts that ruined lives and caused suicides? They did so on the grounds that their focus groups showed the public wanted benefit cuts, and so it would be wrong to oppose the Tory Welfare Reform and Work Bill.

Well, I can promise you that the 172 Labour MPs who voted to no-confidence Corbyn are exactly the same people who would not oppose welfare cuts. The net effect of the Corbyn year has been that 12 Labour MPs have decided that they have a purpose in politics which is not just personal gain. The vast majority would vote to push the unemployed off a cliff if they thought it would get them career advancement. Or adapt the John Mann anti-immigrant agenda.

Make no mistake. If Corbyn is deposed, the people of England and Wales will be back to having a choice between two colours of Tory. Labour will go full on anti welfare, anti immigrant and pro-nuclear weapon. Because Jon Cruddas will tell them that is what will get them elected.

Labour crisis: Alan Sugar and Alastair Campbell lead anti-Corbyn campaign

Former Number 10 communications chief claims a ‘sect has taken control’ of the Labour Party.

Lord Alan Sugar and Alastair Campbell are two of the best-known names backing an online campaign to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. The former Number 10 communications chief and the ex-Labour peer are urging hundreds of thousands of their followers on social media site Twitter to sign a ‘Saving Labour’ petition.

dizzy: LOL that’s classic isn’t it? Blair’s master of lies and the UK’s version of Donald Trump accuse the left of hijacking the Labour party!

 

Ken Livingstone urges Jeremy Corbyn to allow party members to deselect dissenting MPs

Ken Livingstone has urged Jeremy Corbyn to allow party members and activists to deselect dissenting MPs in the wake of a bruising no confidence vote that has destabilised the party’s leadership.

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