Monday 29 April 2024

Wet Boots?

Keir Starmer supports the starvation of Gaza, so the IDF would be acting on his advice if it were to bomb British troops who were delivering aid. The Americans know that, which is why they will not do it. Yet they expect us to do it instead, as we are preparing to do, even though the IDF recently carried out the clinically targeted murder of three British aid workers, military veterans all, using a weapon that Britain had supplied and continues to supply.

The USS Liberty incident was 57 years ago, although its institutional memory does seem to linger, and rightly so. Our USS Liberty incident was this month, and it was carried out pursuant to the policy of our Labour Party. As in 1967, the official line is designed to humiliate those parroting it, thereby asserting Israeli dominance over them. By such are we governed, and by such are they Officially Opposed.

But 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 Starmer would result in a hung Parliament.

I have no plan to join the Workers Party of Britain, although nor would I expect to stand against it. But if it did not contest North Durham, then I would. 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. But there does need to be a better offer. Not a lesser evil, which in any case the Labour Party is not. We have made a start.


  1. They can't get out of "the Americans won't go there because the Israelis would bomb them".

  2. The Israelis are always bombing the UN peacekeepers in Lebanon.

    1. Those are largely Irish, and Irish nationals remain specifically excluded from the list of those allowed to leave Gaza, the only European nationality to be so treated.

      Tell yourself that Celtic and Liverpool fans do not know what they are talking about, although people who can lay their hands on a PFLP flag have nothing if not a more than average level of engagement.

      But American Democrats, and their wannabes from Canberra to Consett, get out of the fact that Israel is at war with Ireland.