Friday, 29 October 2021
One Year On
One year ago today, Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the Labour whip. No other MP has resigned it in solidarity. Yet Labour's poll rating is lower than it was in the form of the 2019 General Election result, while Keir Starmer's net approval rating has gone from 15 per cent to minus 40, with the number saying that he looked like a Prime Minister having dropped from three percent to minus 45.
The Labour Party has never been more unsafe for Jews, who are being systematically purged on the orders of the same bodies that got up the anti-Corbyn hysteria, and which still feel it necessary to peddle the claim that he was somehow anti-Semitic. Jews in the Labour Party are at wildly disproportionate risk of being accused of anti-Semitism, and that accusation is considered its own proof.
Yet the whole anti-Semitism business has been blown apart by the transition from open secret to openly stated fact in the case of Greville Janner. Although his proclivities have been common knowledge for 70 years, Janner controlled the Board of Deputies for most of his life, and it is still run by people who owe their positions to his patronage.
That influence fans out through and as the Jewish Leadership Council, the Community Security Trust, the Campaign Against Antisemitism, or any of that crowd, including the official Jewish media, including the Israeli Embassy, including the Jewish Labour Movement and Labour Friends of Israel, and including at least two of Janner's children.
Part of the Leicester machine of Sir Mark Henig, Janner handed over his Commons seat to Patricia Hewitt of the Paedophile Information Exchange, who had banned the use of the word "equality" by platform speakers at Labour Party Conferences. The Hard Rights of both main parties, and the Cyril Smith wing that is dominant in economic policy terms within the Liberal Democrats, are so shot through with the sexual abuse of children that they are more or less defined by it.
And like illegal drug use, sexual behaviour is never purely "private". Both of them open up the participants to the blackmail that is fundamental to political power in this country. Moreover, the intellectual contortions necessary to justify them in the minds of those participants have vast philosophical and political consequences, taking those minds from a broadly Conservative or Labour position to an explicitly Thatcherite or Blairite one.
Intentionally or otherwise, and for all his faults, Corbyn threatened to destroy that Blairite lifestyle by creating an economic order in which no one would have felt the need to become a drug mule, or a rent boy, or anything like that. Therefore terrified of economic equality, such lifestyle liberals as the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which also had and has close ties to Janner's official circle, turned on Corbyn as no one had turned on any other British politician in living memory. And here we are.
If you doubt that "Labour anti-Semitism" was and is a hoax, then look no further than the fact that that is denied by Oliver Kamm. Usually keen to refer to his background in Leicester, Kamm has said nothing about Janner, whom he must have known from childhood. Nor about the lynching of Claudia Webbe. Nor about the fact that Keith Vaz had continued to maintain two staffed offices in Leicester East, paid for by person or persons unknown.
As Jacob Rees-Mogg confirmed yesterday, Vaz's suspension expired at the end of the last Parliament. Vaz was much in evidence at last month's Labour Party Conference. If Webbe were sent to prison for a single count of harassment without violence, then that could only be in order to force a by-election. We must pull out all the stops to secure the election of George Galloway.
Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband and Starmer would all then have had to face George as a non-Labour MP, and Blair, Miliband and Starmer would each have lost a seat to him. Meanwhile, if the Conservative candidate at Southend West were a supporter of drug legalisation, and that is probably going to be the case, then Peter Hitchens ought instead to be elected there.