Monday, 22 July 2019

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It is too late now, but Jeremy Corbyn should never have indulged any of this nonsense.

The Labour Party received 1,106 allegations of anti-Semitism between April 2018 and February 2019, of which 433 did not involve Labour Party members at all.

220 of the remaining 673 were rejected for lack of evidence, leaving 453 allegations to be investigated.

Even if those had each been against a different individual, then that would have added up to 0.08 per cent of the membership.

200 allegations, more than one in six, came from just one MP, Margaret Hodge, who has had a feud with Corbyn for decades. Those turned out to relate to 111 individuals, of whom only 20 were Labour Party members.

And yet, here Corbyn is.

By the way, so what that 40 per cent of Labour members, or thereabouts, want rid of him? 40 per cent of Labour members, or thereabouts, voted for Owen Smith. This is not new.

Another hung Parliament is coming, however, and we need our people to hold the balance of power in it. A new party is now in the process of registration.

I will stand for Parliament here at North West Durham even if I can raise only the deposit, which I could do by going pretty overdrawn, although that was not how I was brought up.

I would still prefer to raise the £10,000 necessary to mount a serious campaign, but I am no longer making my candidacy conditional on having done so.

In any event, please email Very many thanks.

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