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  • The Labour Party Was Once a Haven for British Jews—What Happened?

    03/30/2018 6:57:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2018 | Yaseem Serhan
    For most of the 20th century, most British Jews voted for the Labour Party. It seemed like a natural fit. This was a party that championed religious minorities, emphasized workers’ rights, and condemned anti-Semitism—all stances that appealed to a Jewish population that grew along with immigration from Europe. Yet now, a spate of anti-Semitic scandals is plaguing the left-wing party, and many British Jews are fed up with its leadership’s perceived failure to address the problem.
  • Catholic MP Introduces Bill to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage in Northern Ireland

    03/28/2018 6:34:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/18/18 | Staff Reporter
    Conor McGinn said he was 'living the message of the gospel in this Holy Week'A Catholic Labour MP has introduced a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, saying that he is “living the message of the gospel in this Holy Week”. Conor McGinn, who was born in Northern Ireland but currently represents St Helens North in northern England, described himself as a practicing Catholic and hinted that God would approve of the bill. “I am a practicing Catholic, now my parish priest would undoubtedly say that I probably need to practice a little bit more,” he joked....
  • Corbyn to British Jews: I oppose anti-Semitism

    03/26/2018 3:37:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/3/18 | Elad Benari
    British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday wrote to Jewish leaders that he is a “militant opponent” of anti-Semitism. Corbyn’s letter to the Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council came after British Jewish leaders sent an open letter to the Labour party in which they wrote that Corbyn had “sided with anti-Semites rather than Jews.” The letter sent to Member of Parliament John Cryer, chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, said, “Today, leaders of British Jewry tell Jeremy Corbyn that enough is enough. We have had enough of hearing that Jeremy Corbyn ‘opposes anti-Semitism,’ whilst the mainstream majority of...
  • Jeremy Corbyn was member of private Facebook group which posted anti-Semitic conspiracies

    03/08/2018 7:58:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 8, 2018 | Harry Yorke
    Jeremy Corbyn was a member of a private Facebook group in which members published dozens of anti-Semitic messages and holocaust denial theories, it emerged yesterday. Labour last night confirmed it was investigating up to half a dozen party members for their involvement in the group, with Corbyn allies Clive Lewis and Chris Williamson identified as members of the group.
  • Jeremy Corbyn drafts in Stalin apologist and lifelong Communist to work in his office as senior aide

    02/26/2018 5:28:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2018 | Kate Ferguson
    Jeremy Corbyn has drafted in a controversial former Communist to help run his office. Andrew Murray has been enlisted by the Labour leader as a part time consultant as the party hones its Brexit strategy. But his appointment has sparked anger among party moderates who have concerns about his political beliefs.
  • May Govt Admits ‘Significant Portion’ of Returned Islamic State Jihadists Going Unpunished...

    02/06/2018 12:42:56 PM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Theresa May’s government has admitted that “a significant portion” of the more than 400 Islamic State fighters who have returned to Britain are at large, unpunished, having been deemed “no longer of national security concern”. The admission came in response to a question in the House of Commons by Labour MP John Woodcock, who demanded to know why the Government is refusing to release figures on the number of returned jihadists being prosecuted, despite having previously provided them. “Are more than 400 of those returning individuals in jail or going through the court system? We simply do not know, because...
  • UK's Tony Blair argues voters deserve another say on Brexit

    01/04/2018 10:50:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2018 6:55 AM EST | Gregory Katz
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is pressing his long-held view that voters should be given a chance to re-think Brexit once plans for Britain’s departure from the European Union are clear. Blair said Thursday that the Labour Party he led for 13 years should be actively challenging Brexit rather than going along with plans laid out by Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative Party allies. May’s government is negotiating exit plans and the outlines of a new trade relationship with the EU with an eye toward departing the bloc by a March 2019 deadline. Blair and other opponents...
  • UK mp can't can't answer which country successful with Corbyn's tax/spending(video)

    11/17/2017 8:34:37 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 17th November 2017 | Guido Fawks
    Labour MP Emily Thornberry is asked by audience member a simple question to answer which country on planet Earth is successful in following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell#'s tax and spending policies. She claims Germany and Sweden (none of which follow Labour Party dogma on tax and spend) - the answer is no country follows Labour tax/spend plans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djrLXprs_F8
  • Thornberry claims UK would STOP dealing with Trump over aggressive handling of North Korea

    10/08/2017 5:20:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | October 8, 2017 | Oli Smith
    Emily Thornberry has insisted that the UK can talk to the US without working with Donald Trump. In a shocking attack on the elected leader of the US, the shadow foreign secretary said that Mr Trump's rhetoric on North Korea was intemperate, inappropriate and dangerous. This comes as the US leader tweeted last night that "only one thing will work with North Korea" in response to failed diplomatic efforts. Tensions between the Trump administration and Kim Jong-Un has dramatically escalated in recent weeks. Speaking to Sky News, Mrs Thornberry said: "I wouldn’t ever change my tone with Trump. "I would...
  • 1 in 3 British Jews have considered emigrating over anti-Semitism, survey finds

    08/22/2017 12:00:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | August 19, 2017 7:00pm
    Nearly a third of British Jews said they have considered leaving the United Kingdom over the past two years due to anti-Semitism. The findings are part of a report published Sunday by the Campaign Against Antisemitism watchdog group and the YouGov market research company. In interviews conducted in 2016 and 2017 with a combined sample of 7,156 respondents, 37 percent said they have been concealing in public signs that would indicate that they are Jewish. Fifty-nine percent of the respondents since 2015 said they feel welcome in the United Kingdom; 17 percent said they feel unwelcome. Another 39 percent of...
  • Britain was just 2,000 votes from the abyss where Corbyn would have been Prime Minister

    06/11/2017 4:51:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2017 | Dan Hodges
    Just over an hour before the polls closed on Thursday, I took a call from a member of the Shadow Cabinet.  ‘There’s a strong possibility Jeremy’s going to resign tonight,’ they said. ‘He’s not going to Labour HQ from his count. They’re going to try to keep him away from people, and see if they can get him to change his mind.’ There was no need to keep him away from people. The people were coming to him – in numbers not seen for a Labour leader since the 2001 Blair landslide.
  • Labour Manchester Mayor Says Suicide Bomber ‘Not a Muslim’

    05/25/2017 7:57:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    The Labour mayor of Greater Manchester has claimed the suicide bomber who killed 22 was not a Muslim, insisting the “worst thing that can happen” is people blaming Muslims.
  • BBC Question Time from Norwich[Video](Barf Alert)

    05/19/2017 8:41:49 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    BBC Question Time ^ | 19th May 2017 | The Politics Hub
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoD8BzK1pvY David Dimbleby chairs topical debate from Norwich, with Priti Patel, Angela Rayner, Vince Cable, Jonathan Bartley and former Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore.
  • Taxpayers can OPT OUT of having their money spent on the military under Labour proposal (U.K.)

    04/30/2017 8:04:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 30 April 2017 | LUKE BARNES
    John McDonnell tried to weaken our cash-strapped military by allowing taxpayers to 'opt out' of helping to fund them, it has been revealed. Records from the House of Commons show that in 2014 the Shadow Chancellor proposed a motion to allow voters direct the portion of their income tax that goes towards defence into a 'non-military security fund'. In 1999 the longtime Corbyn ally tried to change the law so taxpayers could divert the money spent on defence into foreign aid. Armed Forces minister Mike Penning told the Sun: 'Security would be at risk with John McDonnell holding the purse...
  • VIDEO: Corbyn Refuses to Answer Whether He’d Kill Islamic State Leader

    04/24/2017 6:11:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Labour leader Jeremy Corby has refused to say if he would order the killing of the head of Islamic State, as well as hinting his party could scrap Britain’s nuclear deterrent. “I am not a defender or supporter of ISIS in any way”, Mr. Corby insisted on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show Sunday morning.
  • Chief Rabbi says Labour has FAILED Jews as the party refuses to expel Ken Livingstone over…[tr]

    04/04/2017 10:02:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:56 EDT, 4 April 2017 | Anthony Joseph, James Tapsfield, Tim Sculthorpe
    A furious row erupted inside and outside the Labour party last night after former London mayor Ken Livingstone was “given a slap on the wrist” over anti-Semitic comments. Mr. Livingstone — who had been suspended from the party last April over remarks saying Hitler had supported Zionism — was handed a further 12-month ban from representing Labour. He will remain a full member of the party and will still be allowed to take part in Labour votes and attend meetings. But MPs, including some from his own party’s shadow cabinet, described the move as “shameful” and said the party leadership...
  • Anti-Semitic British Labour councillor reinstated

    01/04/2017 10:04:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/17 | Elad Benari
    A councillor from Britain’s Labour party who was suspended after being accused of sharing blood libels online and for saying Israeli Jews should “relocate” to America has been readmitted to the party, the British Jewish News reported on Wednesday. The councillor, Ilyas Aziz from Nottingham, tweeted on December 31, “Can resume my Labour Party activities now that my suspension lifted. Thanks to all who stood by me in difficult times.” Aziz, a supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, implied in a Facebook post in 2014 that Israelis should “stop drinking Gaza’s blood,” which he allegedly retweeted from a Muslim youth...
  • Dr Caroline Johnson Holds Seat for Tories as Labour Heads Towards 'Electoral Disaster'

    12/09/2016 9:49:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 9 DECEMBER 2016 | Laura Hughes, Ashley Kirk
    Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election: Dr Caroline Johnson holds seat for Tories as Labour heads towards 'electoral disaster'A senior Labour MP has warned his party is heading for "electoral disaster" after the Conservatives stormed to victory in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election. Ukip emerged as the runner-up to the Tory candidate Caroline Johnson, who will be the new MP after winning a landslide 17,570 votes. Ukip's Victoria Ayling secured just 4,426. Labour fell from second place at the 2015 general election to fourth with only 3,300 votes, behind the Liberal Democrats who pulled in 3,600.
  • Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics

    11/24/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-24-2016 | Laura Hughes
    Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is “too much hostility” towards him. The former Labour prime minister said he had been accused of “treason” for suggesting that Britain keep its “options open” over Brexit. But he insisted that voters had a right to decide they want to stay in the EU after “scrutinising” Theresa May’s final deal with European leaders.
  • UK's Labour Party leader says government has no Brexit plans

    11/05/2016 3:17:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2016 2:34 PM EDT
    The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party says Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is resisting “democratic scrutiny” of the Brexit process because it has not developed any plans for leaving the 28-nation bloc. Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday called on May to immediately spell out her Brexit negotiating terms to Parliament now that Britain’s High Court has ruled that Parliament must give its approval before formal talks begin. …