Sunday 23 April 2023

Points of Difference

Well, that's black London gone. The staff of The Guardian will vote Labour next year. No one else will. It cannot be said too many times that Jews were specifically classified as white both under the Jim Crow laws and under apartheid, and it is by definition impossible to be whiter than that. Indeed, some Afrikaner nationalists have converted to Judaism and moved to the West Bank. Anyone may convert to Judaism, thereby acquiring the Right of "Return". Let that sink in.

Here we are. The whole of history is the Second World War, the whole of that was the Holocaust, the only victims of the Holocaust were the Jews, and that places beyond criticism every action of the Israeli Far Right. Diane Abbott should not have said what she did about Travellers, but if you want to see the hierarchy of racism in action, then look at the fact that no one is having a go at her for that, just as no one in the Labour Party has ever been punished for racial abuse of her, or indeed for anything else in the Forde Report.

That Report is ignored by the white British media, which pretend never to have heard of The Labour Files even as that series is garlanded with honours by the wider world, including the New York Festivals TV and Film Awards, which I would be prepared to bet were more than a little bit Jewish. So white voters are not going to be shocked out of voting Labour by their findings, although they are less and less likely to do so for other, equally valid reasons. But Britain's Muslim and politically black communities already knew. And now, this.

When I tell you that there is going to be a hung Parliament, then you can take that to the bank. I spent the 2005 Parliament saying that it was psephologically impossible for the Heir to Blair's Conservative Party to win an overall majority. I predicted a hung Parliament on the day that the 2017 General Election was called, and I stuck to that, entirely alone, all the way up to the publication of the exit poll eight long weeks later. And on the day that Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister, I predicted that a General Election between him and Keir Starmer would result in a hung Parliament.

To strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty, we need to hold the balance of power. Owing nothing to either main party, we must be open to the better offer. There does, however, need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not.