“We’ve had very useful meeting about a post #BREXIT trade deal,” said @UKLabour’s @JeremyCorbyn …

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“There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things.  Things that act against everything we believe in.  They must be fought!”

Jeremy Corbyn is a deeply flawed individual.  Only someone who is lacking in morals or who is, at best, amoral would sign such an Early Day Motion as this one:

In a verdict, which was two decades in the making, a tribunal at the Hague convicted the Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić of genocide and other atrocities during the Nineties Bosnian war.  He will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews …

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, there is a man, a member of the Labour Party, whose party membership was suspended after he gave out materials at a meeting that stated that Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews.

If you are one of those Corbyn supporters who thinks this is ancient history or that there is room for a debate on such a matter then here is a history lesson just for you.

Reinhard Heydrich, unlike Hitler and many a senior Nazi, was the blonde haired, blue eyed poster boy for the Nazi Party.

Heydrich was a cultured Nazi.  He played classical piano and had a pilot’s licence.

Heydrich was the good Nazi that every fascist mom and dad would have loved to see their daughter bring home as her beau.

Reinhard Heydrich chaired the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was the man who turned Hitler’s thoughts, opinions and musings on the fate of World Jewry into a reality, into a living nightmare.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was an SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei as well as chief of the Reich Main Security Office.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

There was no Fuehrer Directive entitled the Final Solution …

There was Heydrich and there were the men who attended the Conference at Wannsee.

But he and they were friends of the Jews?

They were the people, the men who drew up the plan that saw the Holocaust move from what one might describe as a cottage industry of death into an industrial programme of mass murder.

But they were friends of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was, if anyone could be in a regime so riven by rival camps and competing factions, the most likely successor to Adolf Hitler.

Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews and the untermenschen?

On 27th September 1941, Heydrich was appointed Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the part of Czechoslovakia incorporated into the Reich on 15th March 1939, and assumed full control of the territory.

Heydrich was, to all intents and purposes, the Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, given the Reich Protector was sent on leave just after Heydrich became his deputy.

Heydrich’s ultimate objective was to Germanize Bohemia and Moravia.

Heydrich’s brutal policies during his time as Deputy Reich Protector quickly earned him the nickname, “the Butcher of Prague”.

Was Heydrich a friend of the Czechs as well as the Jews?

Heydrich’s career as Deputy Reich Protector came to a premature end on June 4th 1942.

A team of Czechs, trained by Labour Minister Hugh Dalton’s Special Operations Executive, had parachuted into Czechoslovakia on 28th December 1941.  Their mission was to assassinate Heydrich.

The team ambushed Heydrich on 27th May 1942.  Unfortunately, for Heydrich, they botched the attempt.

Heydrich was only wounded and managed to return the fire of his assassins, even chasing them through the streets of Libeň, a suburb of Prague.

Then common humanity took a hand …

Common humanity, of which some Corbyn fanatics seem to have precious little, then took a hand when Heydrich eventually collapsed from shock.

A Czech woman went to Heydrich’s aid and an ambulance was improvised to take the Butcher of Prague to Bulovka Hospital.

There Czech doctors, true to their Hippocratic Oath, and latterly German medical men sought to save Heydrich’s life.

Heydrich underwent a series of painful operations and eventually, after rallying and hope being denied, died of sepsis on 4th June 1942.

I am an avowed opponent of capital punishment, but the manner in which Heydrich met his death arouses no pity in me.

The Hippocratic Oath

I am not sure, had I been a medical man in the operating theatre on 27th May 1942, if I would have been able to keep my Hippocratic Oath.

The Oath is a promise made by people when they become doctors to do everything possible to help their patients and to have high moral standards in their work.

The Hippocratic Oath is not anything like a Peoples Momentum Oath.

The Peoples Momentum Oath that is on a par with civil and military oaths pledged to Hitler in Nazi Germany.

There is a savage codicil to this story …

On 9th June 1942, Hitler ordered brutal reprisals.  Over 13,000 people were arrested, deported, and imprisoned.

Beginning on 10th June 1942, all males over the age of 16 in the villages of Lidice and Ležáky were murdered.  All the women in Ležáky were also murdered.

All but four of the women from Lidice were deported immediately to Ravensbrück concentration camp (four were pregnant – they were subjected to forced abortions at the same hospital where Heydrich had died and the women were then sent to the concentration camp)

Some children were chosen for Germanization, and 81 were killed in gas vans at the Chełmno extermination camp.

Both towns were burned and Lidice’s ruins were levelled.  At least 1,300 people were massacred after Heydrich’s death.

The Holy Trinity of the EU, NATO and the ECHR

Jeremy Corbyn has never accepted that the European Union is about more than economics.

In campaigning for Left Exit for forty years, Corbyn has attacked the EU on various grounds.  He has never, to my knowledge, conceded that it was established to help stop another regime arising in Europe that, regardless of its politics, would send its citizens and those of other nations to death camps.

Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to NATO

But then Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its Article 5 that states that an attack on one member state requires a response from all member states.

Poland looks to fellow NATO members and, in particular, its close neighbour Germany, to honour that article should one of Putin’s motorised battalions ‘accidentally’ stray across Poland’s eastern border during a training exercise.

From 1939 to 1945, the Nazis sought to wipe Poland and the Poles off the face of the map.

Today, Poland looks to Germany as a protector.

How times have changed and to the good, unless you are a fellow traveller of the fascist in the Kremlin.

It is a grave pity that Jeremy Corbyn’s idea of a hinterland, and that of many of his sycophantic supporters, including some now in the media, is restricted to an appreciation of drains and the making of apple jam.

The ECHR may well frustrate Jeremy Corbyn’s ambitions …

One wonders how Corbyn will react when someone explains to him that whilst membership of the EU does not prevent state intervention in the economy, the United Kingdom being a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights will put paid to any plans, that Ian Lavery might have, to see legislation enacted that would legalise closed shops.

Moreover, the ECHR would prevent John McDonnell confiscating the shareholdings of any individual or institution, including Goldman Sachs, should he desire to do so.

For the uninitiated, the ECHR was drafted, mostly by British civil servants, in the light of the experiences of Jews and others in Nazi Germany.

One has the right to join a trades union, but equally one has the right not to be forced into a trades union, formally or informally.  Whilst it was not a requirement to be a member of the Nazi Party, if one worked in the public sector, it soon became obvious that it was best for individuals to join up or run the risk of losing their jobs.

The Nazis imposed tariffs on those wishing to leave the Reich, permanently.  Many were forced to sell off their goods and chattles at below market prices to German residents and then pay a share of the proceeds to the Nazi authorities.  Only then would they be allowed to leave Nazi Germany.

I am not a Jew

One of my relatives, a female nurse, went to Bergen-Belsen after the camp was liberated by British and Canadian troops.

Need I say more?

I fear we should have said more during the EU Referendum Campaign.

We should have had more faith in the Poor Bloody Infantry

I would like to introduce you to Simon, who campaigned for Leave, and I will let him explain about his reaction to Auschwitz in his own Tweets:

I think some of us, myself included, were too patronising, too condescending, too quick to think Simon and similar folk would not appreciate and understand the connection between Auschwitz and the EU, if we took the trouble to discuss it with them.

I really ought to have known better

My little Grandad, my Mom’s dad, spent five years on an extended walking tour of Poland between 1940 and 1945, courtesy of the Wehrmacht.

My unassuming Grandad on his retirement went back to Poland and he too visited Auschwitz.

He also never blamed the German people for what he endured during his five years of captivity.

There is no such thing as an ordinary person

I think some of us lost sight of that during the Referendum Campaign.

We should have done the other thing and engaged in conversation, spoken with and listened to people about our shared past.

We should not have assumed the left behind, or whatever generic label the Commentariat has come up with this week for the lumpen proletariat, would not have similar feelings and thoughts as the rest of us.

I am proud of what my family and my party did in Second World War in the fight against fascism.

And I am sure so are an overwhelming majority of those who voted Leave.

I am also convinced many of those people, the people whose forebears bore the brunt of the fighting, would agree, “Never again!”

Jeremy Corbyn went MIA during the EU Referendum Campaign

We have been told by many people, himself included, that Jeremy Corbyn is the Great Communicator and not just about the iniquity of university tuition fees.

That would be the student tuition fees, paid mostly by the offspring of the officer class, that are the equivalent of a first world problem to most young people at 18.

Most young people at 18 do not go to university.

Kezia Dugdale has observed in the context of Labour’s Remain Campaign

“… yes, I blame Jeremy Corbyn too for failing to use the power of his popular appeal to convince traditional Labour voters to see that Europe creates more good than harm.”

“Make no mistake, Britain will be economically weaker and more isolated post-Brexit and the price of that will be felt by the working people of this country.

They’ll feel it as the dole queue gets bigger, as their employment rights disappear and as the price of food, fuel and services rise.

It might be fun and games to watch the Tories rip each other apart over Europe but Labour are equally culpable if we fail to fill the leadership vacuum.”

I am a Socialist

I am not a Jew.

I am not a Maoist.

I am not (much of) a Marxist.

I am not a Stalinist.

I am not a Trotskiyte.

I am a Socialist, in a British context, whilst also being an international Socialist.

To quote Tom Paine:

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

I do not have to be a Jew to be concerned about anti-Semitism, but neither do I have to become an anti-Semite to express concerns about the treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli Government.

Anti-Semitism is fascism by another name …

Neither do I have to be a Christian to empathise with these words:

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

Meditation 17, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, John Donne

I do not have to be a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim to support people of all faiths and none, who seeking a peaceful solution to heal the divisions within Israel and Palestine and between Israel and Palestine.

The Labour Party, which gave Churchill the support he needed to fight on in May 1940, after debates and votes at party conferences past, argues the case for a Two State Solution.

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Principles and morality are not just for wearing on high days and holidays or to be worn lightly or changed to conform with the prevailing mood.

One senses that the anti-Semitism of Corbyn and of many of his fans is more about appearing fashionable, fitting in with the opinions of the rest of the group, and is not born out of any desire to advance a Two State Solution.

For myself, “I cannot and will not,” as Lillian Hellman put it, “cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Were you an actual fan of Doctor Who, Jeremy Corbyn, you would know that the creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation based them on the Nazis …
The Daleks are very big on racial and ideological purity …

They even exterminate fellow Daleks deemed to be renegades or impure in some some way.

Their fictional creator, Davros, meets the first of his many ends at the blasters of his own creations.

In order to perfect the Daleks, to turn them into superior beings, Davros has removed all emotions from their make up, except an overwhelming urge to survive and the best way to survive is to accept no superiors; to seek power at all costs; to expand and dominate your lebensraum.

Dalek: “All inferior creatures are to be considered the enemy of the Daleks and destroyed.”

Davros: “No, wait!  Those men are scientists.  They can help you.  Let them live.  Have pity!”

Dalek: “Pity?  I have no understanding of the word.  It is not registered in my vocabulary bank.  Exterminate!”

(The last of the Kaled Elite die.)

Davros: “For the last time, I am your creator!  You must, you will obey me!”

Dalek: “We obey no one.  We are the superior beings.”

“(Davros turns and raises his hand over the total destruct button

Dalek: “Exterminate!”

(Davros screams and dies.)

Dalek: “We are entombed, but we live on.  This is only the beginning.  We will prepare.  We will grow stronger.  When the time is right, we will emerge and take our rightful place as the supreme power of the universe!”

How do you tell the Hard Left from the Hard Right?

Why do those last lines from that Dalek remind me so much of both the Hard Left and the Hard Right?

Have a care Jeremy Corbyn that your own creations, as similarly lacking in empathy as that Dalek, do not one day exterminate you, in their merciless search for power …

Prologue

If you are wondering what happened to the gentleman who thought Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews, well, a secret tribunal met and decided he was not involved in an act of Holocaust denial.

He was then welcomed back into the Labour Party by Laura Murray, the daughter of Andrew Murray, an old friend of Jeremy Corbyn’s.

Laura works in Jeremy Corbyn’s office.

Nepotism and anti-Semitism, hand in hand, at the very heart of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party!

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Was hoping to meet his brother Piers, even so @JeremyCorbyn would make a good Dalek …

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“There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things.  Things that act against everything we believe in.  They must be fought!”

Jeremy Corbyn is a deeply flawed individual.  Only someone who is lacking in morals or who is, at best, amoral would sign such an Early Day Motion as this one:

In a verdict, which was two decades in the making, a tribunal at the Hague convicted the Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić of genocide and other atrocities during the Nineties Bosnian war.  He will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews …

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, there is a man, a member of the Labour Party, whose party membership was suspended after he gave out materials at a meeting that stated that Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews.

If you are one of those Corbyn supporters who thinks this is ancient history or that there is room for a debate on such a matter then here is a history lesson just for you.

Reinhard Heydrich, unlike Hitler and many a senior Nazi, was the blonde haired, blue eyed poster boy for the Nazi Party.

Heydrich was a cultured Nazi.  He played classical piano and had a pilot’s licence.

Heydrich was the good Nazi that every fascist mom and dad would have loved to see their daughter bring home as her beau.

Reinhard Heydrich chaired the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was the man who turned Hitler’s thoughts, opinions and musings on the fate of World Jewry into a reality, into a living nightmare.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was an SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei as well as chief of the Reich Main Security Office.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

There was no Fuehrer Directive entitled the Final Solution …

There was Heydrich and there were the men who attended the Conference at Wannsee.

But he and they were friends of the Jews?

They were the people, the men who drew up the plan that saw the Holocaust move from what one might describe as a cottage industry of death into an industrial programme of mass murder.

But they were friends of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was, if anyone could be in a regime so riven by rival camps and competing factions, the most likely successor to Adolf Hitler.

Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews and the untermenschen?

On 27th September 1941, Heydrich was appointed Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the part of Czechoslovakia incorporated into the Reich on 15th March 1939, and assumed full control of the territory.

Heydrich was, to all intents and purposes, the Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, given the Reich Protector was sent on leave just after Heydrich became his deputy.

Heydrich’s ultimate objective was to Germanize Bohemia and Moravia.

Heydrich’s brutal policies during his time as Deputy Reich Protector quickly earned him the nickname, “the Butcher of Prague”.

Was Heydrich a friend of the Czechs as well as the Jews?

Heydrich’s career as Deputy Reich Protector came to a premature end on June 4th 1942.

A team of Czechs, trained by Labour Minister Hugh Dalton’s Special Operations Executive, had parachuted into Czechoslovakia on 28th December 1941.  Their mission was to assassinate Heydrich.

The team ambushed Heydrich on 27th May 1942.  Unfortunately, for Heydrich, they botched the attempt.

Heydrich was only wounded and managed to return the fire of his assassins, even chasing them through the streets of Libeň, a suburb of Prague.

Then common humanity took a hand …

Common humanity, of which some Corbyn fanatics seem to have precious little, then took a hand when Heydrich eventually collapsed from shock.

A Czech woman went to Heydrich’s aid and an ambulance was improvised to take the Butcher of Prague to Bulovka Hospital.

There Czech doctors, true to their Hippocratic Oath, and latterly German medical men sought to save Heydrich’s life.

Heydrich underwent a series of painful operations and eventually, after rallying and hope being denied, died of sepsis on 4th June 1942.

I am an avowed opponent of capital punishment, but the manner in which Heydrich met his death arouses no pity in me.

The Hippocratic Oath

I am not sure, had I been a medical man in the operating theatre on 27th May 1942, if I would have been able to keep my Hippocratic Oath.

The Oath is a promise made by people when they become doctors to do everything possible to help their patients and to have high moral standards in their work.

The Hippocratic Oath is not anything like a Peoples Momentum Oath.

The Peoples Momentum Oath that is on a par with civil and military oaths pledged to Hitler in Nazi Germany.

There is a savage codicil to this story …

On 9th June 1942, Hitler ordered brutal reprisals.  Over 13,000 people were arrested, deported, and imprisoned.

Beginning on 10th June 1942, all males over the age of 16 in the villages of Lidice and Ležáky were murdered.  All the women in Ležáky were also murdered.

All but four of the women from Lidice were deported immediately to Ravensbrück concentration camp (four were pregnant – they were subjected to forced abortions at the same hospital where Heydrich had died and the women were then sent to the concentration camp)

Some children were chosen for Germanization, and 81 were killed in gas vans at the Chełmno extermination camp.

Both towns were burned and Lidice’s ruins were levelled.  At least 1,300 people were massacred after Heydrich’s death.

The Holy Trinity of the EU, NATO and the ECHR

Jeremy Corbyn has never accepted that the European Union is about more than economics.

In campaigning for Left Exit for forty years, Corbyn has attacked the EU on various grounds.  He has never, to my knowledge, conceded that it was established to help stop another regime arising in Europe that, regardless of its politics, would send its citizens and those of other nations to death camps.

Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to NATO

But then Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its Article 5 that states that an attack on one member state requires a response from all member states.

Poland looks to fellow NATO members and, in particular, its close neighbour Germany, to honour that article should one of Putin’s motorised battalions ‘accidentally’ stray across Poland’s eastern border during a training exercise.

From 1939 to 1945, the Nazis sought to wipe Poland and the Poles off the face of the map.

Today, Poland looks to Germany as a protector.

How times have changed and to the good, unless you are a fellow traveller of the fascist in the Kremlin.

It is a grave pity that Jeremy Corbyn’s idea of a hinterland, and that of many of his sycophantic supporters, including some now in the media, is restricted to an appreciation of drains and the making of apple jam.

The ECHR may well frustrate Jeremy Corbyn’s ambitions …

One wonders how Corbyn will react when someone explains to him that whilst membership of the EU does not prevent state intervention in the economy, the United Kingdom being a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights will put paid to any plans, that Ian Lavery might have, to see legislation enacted that would legalise closed shops.

Moreover, the ECHR would prevent John McDonnell confiscating the shareholdings of any individual or institution, including Goldman Sachs, should he desire to do so.

For the uninitiated, the ECHR was drafted, mostly by British civil servants, in the light of the experiences of Jews and others in Nazi Germany.

One has the right to join a trades union, but equally one has the right not to be forced into a trades union, formally or informally.  Whilst it was not a requirement to be a member of the Nazi Party, if one worked in the public sector, it soon became obvious that it was best for individuals to join up or run the risk of losing their jobs.

The Nazis imposed tariffs on those wishing to leave the Reich, permanently.  Many were forced to sell off their goods and chattles at below market prices to German residents and then pay a share of the proceeds to the Nazi authorities.  Only then would they be allowed to leave Nazi Germany.

I am not a Jew

One of my relatives, a female nurse, went to Bergen-Belsen after the camp was liberated by British and Canadian troops.

Need I say more?

I fear we should have said more during the EU Referendum Campaign.

We should have had more faith in the Poor Bloody Infantry

I would like to introduce you to Simon, who campaigned for Leave, and I will let him explain about his reaction to Auschwitz in his own Tweets:

I think some of us, myself included, were too patronising, too condescending, too quick to think Simon and similar folk would not appreciate and understand the connection between Auschwitz and the EU, if we took the trouble to discuss it with them.

I really ought to have known better

My little Grandad, my Mom’s dad, spent five years on an extended walking tour of Poland between 1940 and 1945, courtesy of the Wehrmacht.

My unassuming Grandad on his retirement went back to Poland and he too visited Auschwitz.

He also never blamed the German people for what he endured during his five years of captivity.

There is no such thing as an ordinary person

I think some of us lost sight of that during the Referendum Campaign.

We should have done the other thing and engaged in conversation, spoken with and listened to people about our shared past.

We should not have assumed the left behind, or whatever generic label the Commentariat has come up with this week for the lumpen proletariat, would not have similar feelings and thoughts as the rest of us.

I am proud of what my family and my party did in Second World War in the fight against fascism.

And I am sure so are an overwhelming majority of those who voted Leave.

I am also convinced many of those people, the people whose forebears bore the brunt of the fighting, would agree, “Never again!”

Jeremy Corbyn went MIA during the EU Referendum Campaign

We have been told by many people, himself included, that Jeremy Corbyn is the Great Communicator and not just about the iniquity of university tuition fees.

That would be the student tuition fees, paid mostly by the offspring of the officer class, that are the equivalent of a first world problem to most young people at 18.

Most young people at 18 do not go to university.

Kezia Dugdale has observed in the context of Labour’s Remain Campaign

“… yes, I blame Jeremy Corbyn too for failing to use the power of his popular appeal to convince traditional Labour voters to see that Europe creates more good than harm.”

“Make no mistake, Britain will be economically weaker and more isolated post-Brexit and the price of that will be felt by the working people of this country.

They’ll feel it as the dole queue gets bigger, as their employment rights disappear and as the price of food, fuel and services rise.

It might be fun and games to watch the Tories rip each other apart over Europe but Labour are equally culpable if we fail to fill the leadership vacuum.”

I am a Socialist

I am not a Jew.

I am not a Maoist.

I am not (much of) a Marxist.

I am not a Stalinist.

I am not a Trotskiyte.

I am a Socialist, in a British context, whilst also being an international Socialist.

To quote Tom Paine:

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

I do not have to be a Jew to be concerned about anti-Semitism, but neither do I have to become an anti-Semite to express concerns about the treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli Government.

Anti-Semitism is fascism by another name …

Neither do I have to be a Christian to empathise with these words:

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

Meditation 17, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, John Donne

I do not have to be a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim to support people of all faiths and none, who seeking a peaceful solution to heal the divisions within Israel and Palestine and between Israel and Palestine.

The Labour Party, which gave Churchill the support he needed to fight on in May 1940, after debates and votes at party conferences past, argues the case for a Two State Solution.

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Principles and morality are not just for wearing on high days and holidays or to be worn lightly or changed to conform with the prevailing mood.

One senses that the anti-Semitism of Corbyn and of many of his fans is more about appearing fashionable, fitting in with the opinions of the rest of the group, and is not born out of any desire to advance a Two State Solution.

For myself, “I cannot and will not,” as Lillian Hellman put it, “cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Were you an actual fan of Doctor Who, Jeremy Corbyn, you would know that the creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation based them on the Nazis …
The Daleks are very big on racial and ideological purity …

They even exterminate fellow Daleks deemed to be renegades or impure in some some way.

Their fictional creator, Davros, meets the first of his many ends at the blasters of his own creations.

In order to perfect the Daleks, to turn them into superior beings, Davros has removed all emotions from their make up, except an overwhelming urge to survive and the best way to survive is to accept no superiors; to seek power at all costs; to expand and dominate your lebensraum.

Dalek: “All inferior creatures are to be considered the enemy of the Daleks and destroyed.”

Davros: “No, wait!  Those men are scientists.  They can help you.  Let them live.  Have pity!”

Dalek: “Pity?  I have no understanding of the word.  It is not registered in my vocabulary bank.  Exterminate!”

(The last of the Kaled Elite die.)

Davros: “For the last time, I am your creator!  You must, you will obey me!”

Dalek: “We obey no one.  We are the superior beings.”

“(Davros turns and raises his hand over the total destruct button

Dalek: “Exterminate!”

(Davros screams and dies.)

Dalek: “We are entombed, but we live on.  This is only the beginning.  We will prepare.  We will grow stronger.  When the time is right, we will emerge and take our rightful place as the supreme power of the universe!”

How do you tell the Hard Left from the Hard Right?

Why do those last lines from that Dalek remind me so much of both the Hard Left and the Hard Right?

Have a care Jeremy Corbyn that your own creations, as similarly lacking in empathy as that Dalek, do not one day exterminate you, in their merciless search for power …

Prologue

If you are wondering what happened to the gentleman who thought Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews, well, a secret tribunal met and decided he was not involved in an act of Holocaust denial.

He was then welcomed back into the Labour Party by Laura Murray, the daughter of Andrew Murray, an old friend of Jeremy Corbyn’s.

Laura works in Jeremy Corbyn’s office.

Nepotism and anti-Semitism, hand in hand, at the very heart of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party!

It is understood @JeremyCorbyn promised to text the Dalek to set up a meeting about ideological purity …

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“There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things.  Things that act against everything we believe in.  They must be fought!”

Jeremy Corbyn is a deeply flawed individual.  Only someone who is lacking in morals or who is, at best, amoral would sign such an Early Day Motion as this one:

In a verdict, which was two decades in the making, a tribunal at the Hague convicted the Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić of genocide and other atrocities during the Nineties Bosnian war.  He will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews …

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, there is a man, a member of the Labour Party, whose party membership was suspended after he gave out materials at a meeting that stated that Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews.

If you are one of those Corbyn supporters who thinks this is ancient history or that there is room for a debate on such a matter then here is a history lesson just for you.

Reinhard Heydrich, unlike Hitler and many a senior Nazi, was the blonde haired, blue eyed poster boy for the Nazi Party.

Heydrich was a cultured Nazi.  He played classical piano and had a pilot’s licence.

Heydrich was the good Nazi that every fascist mom and dad would have loved to see their daughter bring home as her beau.

Reinhard Heydrich chaired the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was the man who turned Hitler’s thoughts, opinions and musings on the fate of World Jewry into a reality, into a living nightmare.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was an SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei as well as chief of the Reich Main Security Office.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

There was no Fuehrer Directive entitled the Final Solution …

There was Heydrich and there were the men who attended the Conference at Wannsee.

But he and they were friends of the Jews?

They were the people, the men who drew up the plan that saw the Holocaust move from what one might describe as a cottage industry of death into an industrial programme of mass murder.

But they were friends of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was, if anyone could be in a regime so riven by rival camps and competing factions, the most likely successor to Adolf Hitler.

Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews and the untermenschen?

On 27th September 1941, Heydrich was appointed Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the part of Czechoslovakia incorporated into the Reich on 15th March 1939, and assumed full control of the territory.

Heydrich was, to all intents and purposes, the Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, given the Reich Protector was sent on leave just after Heydrich became his deputy.

Heydrich’s ultimate objective was to Germanize Bohemia and Moravia.

Heydrich’s brutal policies during his time as Deputy Reich Protector quickly earned him the nickname, “the Butcher of Prague”.

Was Heydrich a friend of the Czechs as well as the Jews?

Heydrich’s career as Deputy Reich Protector came to a premature end on June 4th 1942.

A team of Czechs, trained by Labour Minister Hugh Dalton’s Special Operations Executive, had parachuted into Czechoslovakia on 28th December 1941.  Their mission was to assassinate Heydrich.

The team ambushed Heydrich on 27th May 1942.  Unfortunately, for Heydrich, they botched the attempt.

Heydrich was only wounded and managed to return the fire of his assassins, even chasing them through the streets of Libeň, a suburb of Prague.

Then common humanity took a hand …

Common humanity, of which some Corbyn fanatics seem to have precious little, then took a hand when Heydrich eventually collapsed from shock.

A Czech woman went to Heydrich’s aid and an ambulance was improvised to take the Butcher of Prague to Bulovka Hospital.

There Czech doctors, true to their Hippocratic Oath, and latterly German medical men sought to save Heydrich’s life.

Heydrich underwent a series of painful operations and eventually, after rallying and hope being denied, died of sepsis on 4th June 1942.

I am an avowed opponent of capital punishment, but the manner in which Heydrich met his death arouses no pity in me.

The Hippocratic Oath

I am not sure, had I been a medical man in the operating theatre on 27th May 1942, if I would have been able to keep my Hippocratic Oath.

The Oath is a promise made by people when they become doctors to do everything possible to help their patients and to have high moral standards in their work.

The Hippocratic Oath is not anything like a Peoples Momentum Oath.

The Peoples Momentum Oath that is on a par with civil and military oaths pledged to Hitler in Nazi Germany.

There is a savage codicil to this story …

On 9th June 1942, Hitler ordered brutal reprisals.  Over 13,000 people were arrested, deported, and imprisoned.

Beginning on 10th June 1942, all males over the age of 16 in the villages of Lidice and Ležáky were murdered.  All the women in Ležáky were also murdered.

All but four of the women from Lidice were deported immediately to Ravensbrück concentration camp (four were pregnant – they were subjected to forced abortions at the same hospital where Heydrich had died and the women were then sent to the concentration camp)

Some children were chosen for Germanization, and 81 were killed in gas vans at the Chełmno extermination camp.

Both towns were burned and Lidice’s ruins were levelled.  At least 1,300 people were massacred after Heydrich’s death.

The Holy Trinity of the EU, NATO and the ECHR

Jeremy Corbyn has never accepted that the European Union is about more than economics.

In campaigning for Left Exit for forty years, Corbyn has attacked the EU on various grounds.  He has never, to my knowledge, conceded that it was established to help stop another regime arising in Europe that, regardless of its politics, would send its citizens and those of other nations to death camps.

Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to NATO

But then Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its Article 5 that states that an attack on one member state requires a response from all member states.

Poland looks to fellow NATO members and, in particular, its close neighbour Germany, to honour that article should one of Putin’s motorised battalions ‘accidentally’ stray across Poland’s eastern border during a training exercise.

From 1939 to 1945, the Nazis sought to wipe Poland and the Poles off the face of the map.

Today, Poland looks to Germany as a protector.

How times have changed and to the good, unless you are a fellow traveller of the fascist in the Kremlin.

It is a grave pity that Jeremy Corbyn’s idea of a hinterland, and that of many of his sycophantic supporters, including some now in the media, is restricted to an appreciation of drains and the making of apple jam.

The ECHR may well frustrate Jeremy Corbyn’s ambitions …

One wonders how Corbyn will react when someone explains to him that whilst membership of the EU does not prevent state intervention in the economy, the United Kingdom being a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights will put paid to any plans, that Ian Lavery might have, to see legislation enacted that would legalise closed shops.

Moreover, the ECHR would prevent John McDonnell confiscating the shareholdings of any individual or institution, including Goldman Sachs, should he desire to do so.

For the uninitiated, the ECHR was drafted, mostly by British civil servants, in the light of the experiences of Jews and others in Nazi Germany.

One has the right to join a trades union, but equally one has the right not to be forced into a trades union, formally or informally.  Whilst it was not a requirement to be a member of the Nazi Party, if one worked in the public sector, it soon became obvious that it was best for individuals to join up or run the risk of losing their jobs.

The Nazis imposed tariffs on those wishing to leave the Reich, permanently.  Many were forced to sell off their goods and chattles at below market prices to German residents and then pay a share of the proceeds to the Nazi authorities.  Only then would they be allowed to leave Nazi Germany.

I am not a Jew

One of my relatives, a female nurse, went to Bergen-Belsen after the camp was liberated by British and Canadian troops.

Need I say more?

I fear we should have said more during the EU Referendum Campaign.

We should have had more faith in the Poor Bloody Infantry

I would like to introduce you to Simon, who campaigned for Leave, and I will let him explain about his reaction to Auschwitz in his own Tweets:

I think some of us, myself included, were too patronising, too condescending, too quick to think Simon and similar folk would not appreciate and understand the connection between Auschwitz and the EU, if we took the trouble to discuss it with them.

I really ought to have known better

My little Grandad, my Mom’s dad, spent five years on an extended walking tour of Poland between 1940 and 1945, courtesy of the Wehrmacht.

My unassuming Grandad on his retirement went back to Poland and he too visited Auschwitz.

He also never blamed the German people for what he endured during his five years of captivity.

There is no such thing as an ordinary person

I think some of us lost sight of that during the Referendum Campaign.

We should have done the other thing and engaged in conversation, spoken with and listened to people about our shared past.

We should not have assumed the left behind, or whatever generic label the Commentariat has come up with this week for the lumpen proletariat, would not have similar feelings and thoughts as the rest of us.

I am proud of what my family and my party did in Second World War in the fight against fascism.

And I am sure so are an overwhelming majority of those who voted Leave.

I am also convinced many of those people, the people whose forebears bore the brunt of the fighting, would agree, “Never again!”

Jeremy Corbyn went MIA during the EU Referendum Campaign

We have been told by many people, himself included, that Jeremy Corbyn is the Great Communicator and not just about the iniquity of university tuition fees.

That would be the student tuition fees, paid mostly by the offspring of the officer class, that are the equivalent of a first world problem to most young people at 18.

Most young people at 18 do not go to university.

Kezia Dugdale has observed in the context of Labour’s Remain Campaign

“… yes, I blame Jeremy Corbyn too for failing to use the power of his popular appeal to convince traditional Labour voters to see that Europe creates more good than harm.”

“Make no mistake, Britain will be economically weaker and more isolated post-Brexit and the price of that will be felt by the working people of this country.

They’ll feel it as the dole queue gets bigger, as their employment rights disappear and as the price of food, fuel and services rise.

It might be fun and games to watch the Tories rip each other apart over Europe but Labour are equally culpable if we fail to fill the leadership vacuum.”

I am a Socialist

I am not a Jew.

I am not a Maoist.

I am not (much of) a Marxist.

I am not a Stalinist.

I am not a Trotskiyte.

I am a Socialist, in a British context, whilst also being an international Socialist.

To quote Tom Paine:

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

I do not have to be a Jew to be concerned about anti-Semitism, but neither do I have to become an anti-Semite to express concerns about the treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli Government.

Anti-Semitism is fascism by another name …

Neither do I have to be a Christian to empathise with these words:

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

Meditation 17, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, John Donne

I do not have to be a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim to support people of all faiths and none, who seeking a peaceful solution to heal the divisions within Israel and Palestine and between Israel and Palestine.

The Labour Party, which gave Churchill the support he needed to fight on in May 1940, after debates and votes at party conferences past, argues the case for a Two State Solution.

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Principles and morality are not just for wearing on high days and holidays or to be worn lightly or changed to conform with the prevailing mood.

One senses that the anti-Semitism of Corbyn and of many of his fans is more about appearing fashionable, fitting in with the opinions of the rest of the group, and is not born out of any desire to advance a Two State Solution.

For myself, “I cannot and will not,” as Lillian Hellman put it, “cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Were you an actual fan of Doctor Who, Jeremy Corbyn, you would know that the creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation based them on the Nazis …
The Daleks are very big on racial and ideological purity …

They even exterminate fellow Daleks deemed to be renegades or impure in some some way.

Their fictional creator, Davros, meets the first of his many ends at the blasters of his own creations.

In order to perfect the Daleks, to turn them into superior beings, Davros has removed all emotions from their make up, except an overwhelming urge to survive and the best way to survive is to accept no superiors; to seek power at all costs; to expand and dominate your lebensraum.

Dalek: “All inferior creatures are to be considered the enemy of the Daleks and destroyed.”

Davros: “No, wait!  Those men are scientists.  They can help you.  Let them live.  Have pity!”

Dalek: “Pity?  I have no understanding of the word.  It is not registered in my vocabulary bank.  Exterminate!”

(The last of the Kaled Elite die.)

Davros: “For the last time, I am your creator!  You must, you will obey me!”

Dalek: “We obey no one.  We are the superior beings.”

“(Davros turns and raises his hand over the total destruct button

Dalek: “Exterminate!”

(Davros screams and dies.)

Dalek: “We are entombed, but we live on.  This is only the beginning.  We will prepare.  We will grow stronger.  When the time is right, we will emerge and take our rightful place as the supreme power of the universe!”

How do you tell the Hard Left from the Hard Right?

Why do those last lines from that Dalek remind me so much of both the Hard Left and the Hard Right?

Have a care Jeremy Corbyn that your own creations, as similarly lacking in empathy as that Dalek, do not one day exterminate you, in their merciless search for power …

Prologue

If you are wondering what happened to the gentleman who thought Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews, well, a secret tribunal met and decided he was not involved in an act of Holocaust denial.

He was then welcomed back into the Labour Party by Laura Murray, the daughter of Andrew Murray, an old friend of Jeremy Corbyn’s.

Laura works in Jeremy Corbyn’s office.

Nepotism and anti-Semitism, hand in hand, at the very heart of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party!

“Pity? I have no understanding of the word. Exterminate!” Thank you for that comment @JeremyCorbyn

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“There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things.  Things that act against everything we believe in.  They must be fought!”

Jeremy Corbyn is a deeply flawed individual.  Only someone who is lacking in morals or who is, at best, amoral would sign such an Early Day Motion as this one:

In a verdict, which was two decades in the making, a tribunal at the Hague convicted the Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić of genocide and other atrocities during the Nineties Bosnian war.  He will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews …

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, there is a man, a member of the Labour Party, whose party membership was suspended after he gave out materials at a meeting that stated that Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews.

If you are one of those Corbyn supporters who thinks this is ancient history or that there is room for a debate on such a matter then here is a history lesson just for you.

Reinhard Heydrich, unlike Hitler and many a senior Nazi, was the blonde haired, blue eyed poster boy for the Nazi Party.

Heydrich was a cultured Nazi.  He played classical piano and had a pilot’s licence.

Heydrich was the good Nazi that every fascist mom and dad would have loved to see their daughter bring home as her beau.

Reinhard Heydrich chaired the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was the man who turned Hitler’s thoughts, opinions and musings on the fate of World Jewry into a reality, into a living nightmare.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was an SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei as well as chief of the Reich Main Security Office.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

There was no Fuehrer Directive entitled the Final Solution …

There was Heydrich and there were the men who attended the Conference at Wannsee.

But he and they were friends of the Jews?

They were the people, the men who drew up the plan that saw the Holocaust move from what one might describe as a cottage industry of death into an industrial programme of mass murder.

But they were friends of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was, if anyone could be in a regime so riven by rival camps and competing factions, the most likely successor to Adolf Hitler.

Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews and the untermenschen?

On 27th September 1941, Heydrich was appointed Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the part of Czechoslovakia incorporated into the Reich on 15th March 1939, and assumed full control of the territory.

Heydrich was, to all intents and purposes, the Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, given the Reich Protector was sent on leave just after Heydrich became his deputy.

Heydrich’s ultimate objective was to Germanize Bohemia and Moravia.

Heydrich’s brutal policies during his time as Deputy Reich Protector quickly earned him the nickname, “the Butcher of Prague”.

Was Heydrich a friend of the Czechs as well as the Jews?

Heydrich’s career as Deputy Reich Protector came to a premature end on June 4th 1942.

A team of Czechs, trained by Labour Minister Hugh Dalton’s Special Operations Executive, had parachuted into Czechoslovakia on 28th December 1941.  Their mission was to assassinate Heydrich.

The team ambushed Heydrich on 27th May 1942.  Unfortunately, for Heydrich, they botched the attempt.

Heydrich was only wounded and managed to return the fire of his assassins, even chasing them through the streets of Libeň, a suburb of Prague.

Then common humanity took a hand …

Common humanity, of which some Corbyn fanatics seem to have precious little, then took a hand when Heydrich eventually collapsed from shock.

A Czech woman went to Heydrich’s aid and an ambulance was improvised to take the Butcher of Prague to Bulovka Hospital.

There Czech doctors, true to their Hippocratic Oath, and latterly German medical men sought to save Heydrich’s life.

Heydrich underwent a series of painful operations and eventually, after rallying and hope being denied, died of sepsis on 4th June 1942.

I am an avowed opponent of capital punishment, but the manner in which Heydrich met his death arouses no pity in me.

The Hippocratic Oath

I am not sure, had I been a medical man in the operating theatre on 27th May 1942, if I would have been able to keep my Hippocratic Oath.

The Oath is a promise made by people when they become doctors to do everything possible to help their patients and to have high moral standards in their work.

The Hippocratic Oath is not anything like a Peoples Momentum Oath.

The Peoples Momentum Oath that is on a par with civil and military oaths pledged to Hitler in Nazi Germany.

There is a savage codicil to this story …

On 9th June 1942, Hitler ordered brutal reprisals.  Over 13,000 people were arrested, deported, and imprisoned.

Beginning on 10th June 1942, all males over the age of 16 in the villages of Lidice and Ležáky were murdered.  All the women in Ležáky were also murdered.

All but four of the women from Lidice were deported immediately to Ravensbrück concentration camp (four were pregnant – they were subjected to forced abortions at the same hospital where Heydrich had died and the women were then sent to the concentration camp)

Some children were chosen for Germanization, and 81 were killed in gas vans at the Chełmno extermination camp.

Both towns were burned and Lidice’s ruins were levelled.  At least 1,300 people were massacred after Heydrich’s death.

The Holy Trinity of the EU, NATO and the ECHR

Jeremy Corbyn has never accepted that the European Union is about more than economics.

In campaigning for Left Exit for forty years, Corbyn has attacked the EU on various grounds.  He has never, to my knowledge, conceded that it was established to help stop another regime arising in Europe that, regardless of its politics, would send its citizens and those of other nations to death camps.

Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to NATO

But then Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its Article 5 that states that an attack on one member state requires a response from all member states.

Poland looks to fellow NATO members and, in particular, its close neighbour Germany, to honour that article should one of Putin’s motorised battalions ‘accidentally’ stray across Poland’s eastern border during a training exercise.

From 1939 to 1945, the Nazis sought to wipe Poland and the Poles off the face of the map.

Today, Poland looks to Germany as a protector.

How times have changed and to the good, unless you are a fellow traveller of the fascist in the Kremlin.

It is a grave pity that Jeremy Corbyn’s idea of a hinterland, and that of many of his sycophantic supporters, including some now in the media, is restricted to an appreciation of drains and the making of apple jam.

The ECHR may well frustrate Jeremy Corbyn’s ambitions …

One wonders how Corbyn will react when someone explains to him that whilst membership of the EU does not prevent state intervention in the economy, the United Kingdom being a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights will put paid to any plans, that Ian Lavery might have, to see legislation enacted that would legalise closed shops.

Moreover, the ECHR would prevent John McDonnell confiscating the shareholdings of any individual or institution, including Goldman Sachs, should he desire to do so.

For the uninitiated, the ECHR was drafted, mostly by British civil servants, in the light of the experiences of Jews and others in Nazi Germany.

One has the right to join a trades union, but equally one has the right not to be forced into a trades union, formally or informally.  Whilst it was not a requirement to be a member of the Nazi Party, if one worked in the public sector, it soon became obvious that it was best for individuals to join up or run the risk of losing their jobs.

The Nazis imposed tariffs on those wishing to leave the Reich, permanently.  Many were forced to sell off their goods and chattles at below market prices to German residents and then pay a share of the proceeds to the Nazi authorities.  Only then would they be allowed to leave Nazi Germany.

I am not a Jew

One of my relatives, a female nurse, went to Bergen-Belsen after the camp was liberated by British and Canadian troops.

Need I say more?

I fear we should have said more during the EU Referendum Campaign.

We should have had more faith in the Poor Bloody Infantry

I would like to introduce you to Simon, who campaigned for Leave, and I will let him explain about his reaction to Auschwitz in his own Tweets:

I think some of us, myself included, were too patronising, too condescending, too quick to think Simon and similar folk would not appreciate and understand the connection between Auschwitz and the EU, if we took the trouble to discuss it with them.

I really ought to have known better

My little Grandad, my Mom’s dad, spent five years on an extended walking tour of Poland between 1940 and 1945, courtesy of the Wehrmacht.

My unassuming Grandad on his retirement went back to Poland and he too visited Auschwitz.

He also never blamed the German people for what he endured during his five years of captivity.

There is no such thing as an ordinary person

I think some of us lost sight of that during the Referendum Campaign.

We should have done the other thing and engaged in conversation, spoken with and listened to people about our shared past.

We should not have assumed the left behind, or whatever generic label the Commentariat has come up with this week for the lumpen proletariat, would not have similar feelings and thoughts as the rest of us.

I am proud of what my family and my party did in Second World War in the fight against fascism.

And I am sure so are an overwhelming majority of those who voted Leave.

I am also convinced many of those people, the people whose forebears bore the brunt of the fighting, would agree, “Never again!”

Jeremy Corbyn went MIA during the EU Referendum Campaign

We have been told by many people, himself included, that Jeremy Corbyn is the Great Communicator and not just about the iniquity of university tuition fees.

That would be the student tuition fees, paid mostly by the offspring of the officer class, that are the equivalent of a first world problem to most young people at 18.

Most young people at 18 do not go to university.

Kezia Dugdale has observed in the context of Labour’s Remain Campaign

“… yes, I blame Jeremy Corbyn too for failing to use the power of his popular appeal to convince traditional Labour voters to see that Europe creates more good than harm.”

“Make no mistake, Britain will be economically weaker and more isolated post-Brexit and the price of that will be felt by the working people of this country.

They’ll feel it as the dole queue gets bigger, as their employment rights disappear and as the price of food, fuel and services rise.

It might be fun and games to watch the Tories rip each other apart over Europe but Labour are equally culpable if we fail to fill the leadership vacuum.”

I am a Socialist

I am not a Jew.

I am not a Maoist.

I am not (much of) a Marxist.

I am not a Stalinist.

I am not a Trotskiyte.

I am a Socialist, in a British context, whilst also being an international Socialist.

To quote Tom Paine:

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

I do not have to be a Jew to be concerned about anti-Semitism, but neither do I have to become an anti-Semite to express concerns about the treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli Government.

Anti-Semitism is fascism by another name …

Neither do I have to be a Christian to empathise with these words:

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

Meditation 17, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, John Donne

I do not have to be a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim to support people of all faiths and none, who seeking a peaceful solution to heal the divisions within Israel and Palestine and between Israel and Palestine.

The Labour Party, which gave Churchill the support he needed to fight on in May 1940, after debates and votes at party conferences past, argues the case for a Two State Solution.

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Principles and morality are not just for wearing on high days and holidays or to be worn lightly or changed to conform with the prevailing mood.

One senses that the anti-Semitism of Corbyn and of many of his fans is more about appearing fashionable, fitting in with the opinions of the rest of the group, and is not born out of any desire to advance a Two State Solution.

For myself, “I cannot and will not,” as Lillian Hellman put it, “cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Were you an actual fan of Doctor Who, Jeremy Corbyn, you would know that the creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation based them on the Nazis …
The Daleks are very big on racial and ideological purity …

They even exterminate fellow Daleks deemed to be renegades or impure in some some way.

Their fictional creator, Davros, meets the first of his many ends at the blasters of his own creations.

In order to perfect the Daleks, to turn them into superior beings, Davros has removed all emotions from their make up, except an overwhelming urge to survive and the best way to survive is to accept no superiors; to seek power at all costs; to expand and dominate your lebensraum.

Dalek: “All inferior creatures are to be considered the enemy of the Daleks and destroyed.”

Davros: “No, wait!  Those men are scientists.  They can help you.  Let them live.  Have pity!”

Dalek: “Pity?  I have no understanding of the word.  It is not registered in my vocabulary bank.  Exterminate!”

(The last of the Kaled Elite die.)

Davros: “For the last time, I am your creator!  You must, you will obey me!”

Dalek: “We obey no one.  We are the superior beings.”

“(Davros turns and raises his hand over the total destruct button

Dalek: “Exterminate!”

(Davros screams and dies.)

Dalek: “We are entombed, but we live on.  This is only the beginning.  We will prepare.  We will grow stronger.  When the time is right, we will emerge and take our rightful place as the supreme power of the universe!”

How do you tell the Hard Left from the Hard Right?

Why do those last lines from that Dalek remind me so much of both the Hard Left and the Hard Right?

Have a care Jeremy Corbyn that your own creations, as similarly lacking in empathy as that Dalek, do not one day exterminate you, in their merciless search for power …

Prologue

If you are wondering what happened to the gentleman who thought Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews, well, a secret tribunal met and decided he was not involved in an act of Holocaust denial.

He was then welcomed back into the Labour Party by Laura Murray, the daughter of Andrew Murray, an old friend of Jeremy Corbyn’s.

Laura works in Jeremy Corbyn’s office.

Nepotism and anti-Semitism, hand in hand, at the very heart of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party!

Where Hitler had his SS @UKLabour, @JeremyCorbyn has his @PeoplesMomemtum?

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“There are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things.  Things that act against everything we believe in.  They must be fought!”

Jeremy Corbyn is a deeply flawed individual.  Only someone who is lacking in morals or who is, at best, amoral would sign such an Early Day Motion as this one:

In a verdict, which was two decades in the making, a tribunal at the Hague convicted the Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić of genocide and other atrocities during the Nineties Bosnian war.  He will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews …

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, there is a man, a member of the Labour Party, whose party membership was suspended after he gave out materials at a meeting that stated that Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews.

Reinhard Heydrich, a friend of the Jews.

If you are one of those Corbyn supporters who thinks this is ancient history or that there is room for a debate on such a matter then here is a history lesson just for you.

Reinhard Heydrich, unlike Hitler and many a senior Nazi, was the blonde haired, blue eyed poster boy for the Nazi Party.

Heydrich was a cultured Nazi.  He played classical piano and had a pilot’s licence.

Heydrich was the good Nazi that every fascist mom and dad would have loved to see their daughter bring home as her beau.

Reinhard Heydrich chaired the Wannsee Conference in January 1942.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was the man who turned Hitler’s thoughts, opinions and musings on the fate of World Jewry into a reality, into a living nightmare.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was an SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei as well as chief of the Reich Main Security Office.

But he was a friend of the Jews?

There was no Fuehrer Directive entitled the Final Solution …

There was Heydrich and there were the men who attended the Conference at Wannsee.

But he and they were friends of the Jews?

They were the people, the men who drew up the plan that saw the Holocaust move from what one might describe as a cottage industry of death into an industrial programme of mass murder.

But they were friends of the Jews?

Reinhard Heydrich was, if anyone could be in a regime so riven by rival camps and competing factions, the most likely successor to Adolf Hitler.

Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews and the untermenschen?

On 27th September 1941, Heydrich was appointed Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the part of Czechoslovakia incorporated into the Reich on 15th March 1939, and assumed full control of the territory.

Heydrich was, to all intents and purposes, the Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, given the Reich Protector was sent on leave just after Heydrich became his deputy.

Heydrich’s ultimate objective was to Germanize Bohemia and Moravia.

Heydrich’s brutal policies during his time as Deputy Reich Protector quickly earned him the nickname, “the Butcher of Prague”.

Was Heydrich a friend of the Czechs as well as the Jews?

Heydrich’s career as Deputy Reich Protector came to a premature end on June 4th 1942.

A team of Czechs, trained by Labour Minister Hugh Dalton’s Special Operations Executive, had parachuted into Czechoslovakia on 28th December 1941.  Their mission was to assassinate Heydrich.

The team ambushed Heydrich on 27th May 1942.  Unfortunately, for Heydrich, they botched the attempt.

Heydrich was only wounded and managed to return the fire of his assassins, even chasing them through the streets of Libeň, a suburb of Prague.

Then common humanity took a hand …

Common humanity, of which some Corbyn fanatics seem to have precious little, then took a hand when Heydrich eventually collapsed from shock.

A Czech woman went to Heydrich’s aid and an ambulance was improvised to take the Butcher of Prague to Bulovka Hospital.

There Czech doctors, true to their Hippocratic Oath, and latterly German medical men sought to save Heydrich’s life.

Heydrich underwent a series of painful operations and eventually, after rallying and hope being denied, died of sepsis on 4th June 1942.

I am an avowed opponent of capital punishment, but the manner in which Heydrich met his death arouses no pity in me.

The Hippocratic Oath

I am not sure, had I been a medical man in the operating theatre on 27th May 1942, if I would have been able to keep my Hippocratic Oath.

The Oath is a promise made by people when they become doctors to do everything possible to help their patients and to have high moral standards in their work.

The Hippocratic Oath is not anything like a Peoples Momentum Oath.

The Peoples Momentum Oath that is on a par with civil and military oaths pledged to Hitler in Nazi Germany.

There is a savage codicil to this story …

On 9th June 1942, Hitler ordered brutal reprisals.  Over 13,000 people were arrested, deported, and imprisoned.

Beginning on 10th June 1942, all males over the age of 16 in the villages of Lidice and Ležáky were murdered.  All the women in Ležáky were also murdered.

All but four of the women from Lidice were deported immediately to Ravensbrück concentration camp (four were pregnant – they were subjected to forced abortions at the same hospital where Heydrich had died and the women were then sent to the concentration camp)

Some children were chosen for Germanization, and 81 were killed in gas vans at the Chełmno extermination camp.

Both towns were burned and Lidice’s ruins were levelled.  At least 1,300 people were massacred after Heydrich’s death.

The Holy Trinity of the EU, NATO and the ECHR

Jeremy Corbyn has never accepted that the European Union is about more than economics.

In campaigning for Left Exit for forty years, Corbyn has attacked the EU on various grounds.  He has never, to my knowledge, conceded that it was established to help stop another regime arising in Europe that, regardless of its politics, would send its citizens and those of other nations to death camps.

Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to NATO

But then Corbyn is fundamentally opposed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and its Article 5 that states that an attack on one member state requires a response from all member states.

Poland looks to fellow NATO members and, in particular, its close neighbour Germany, to honour that article should one of Putin’s motorised battalions ‘accidentally’ stray across Poland’s eastern border during a training exercise.

From 1939 to 1945, the Nazis sought to wipe Poland and the Poles off the face of the map.

Today, Poland looks to Germany as a protector.

How times have changed and to the good, unless you are a fellow traveller of the fascist in the Kremlin.

It is a grave pity that Jeremy Corbyn’s idea of a hinterland, and that of many of his sycophantic supporters, including some now in the media, is restricted to an appreciation of drains and the making of apple jam.

The ECHR may well frustrate Jeremy Corbyn’s ambitions …

One wonders how Corbyn will react when someone explains to him that whilst membership of the EU does not prevent state intervention in the economy, the United Kingdom being a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights will put paid to any plans, that Ian Lavery might have, to see legislation enacted that would legalise closed shops.

Moreover, the ECHR would prevent John McDonnell confiscating the shareholdings of any individual or institution, including Goldman Sachs, should he desire to do so.

For the uninitiated, the ECHR was drafted, mostly by British civil servants, in the light of the experiences of Jews and others in Nazi Germany.

One has the right to join a trades union, but equally one has the right not to be forced into a trades union, formally or informally.  Whilst it was not a requirement to be a member of the Nazi Party, if one worked in the public sector, it soon became obvious that it was best for individuals to join up or run the risk of losing their jobs.

The Nazis imposed tariffs on those wishing to leave the Reich, permanently.  Many were forced to sell off their goods and chattles at below market prices to German residents and then pay a share of the proceeds to the Nazi authorities.  Only then would they be allowed to leave Nazi Germany.

I am not a Jew

One of my relatives, a female nurse, went to Bergen-Belsen after the camp was liberated by British and Canadian troops.

Need I say more?

I fear we should have said more during the EU Referendum Campaign.

We should have had more faith in the Poor Bloody Infantry

I would like to introduce you to Simon, who campaigned for Leave, and I will let him explain about his reaction to Auschwitz in his own Tweets:

I think some of us, myself included, were too patronising, too condescending, too quick to think Simon and similar folk would not appreciate and understand the connection between Auschwitz and the EU, if we took the trouble to discuss it with them.

I really ought to have known better

My little Grandad, my Mom’s dad, spent five years on an extended walking tour of Poland between 1940 and 1945, courtesy of the Wehrmacht.

My unassuming Grandad on his retirement went back to Poland and he too visited Auschwitz.

He also never blamed the German people for what he endured during his five years of captivity.

There is no such thing as an ordinary person

I think some of us lost sight of that during the Referendum Campaign.

We should have done the other thing and engaged in conversation, spoken with and listened to people about our shared past.

We should not have assumed the left behind, or whatever generic label the Commentariat has come up with this week for the lumpen proletariat, would not have similar feelings and thoughts as the rest of us.

I am proud of what my family and my party did in Second World War in the fight against fascism.

And I am sure so are an overwhelming majority of those who voted Leave.

I am also convinced many of those people, the people whose forebears bore the brunt of the fighting, would agree, “Never again!”

Jeremy Corbyn went MIA during the EU Referendum Campaign

We have been told by many people, himself included, that Jeremy Corbyn is the Great Communicator and not just about the iniquity of university tuition fees.

That would be the student tuition fees, paid mostly by the offspring of the officer class, that are the equivalent of a first world problem to most young people at 18.

Most young people at 18 do not go to university.

Kezia Dugdale has observed in the context of Labour’s Remain Campaign

“… yes, I blame Jeremy Corbyn too for failing to use the power of his popular appeal to convince traditional Labour voters to see that Europe creates more good than harm.”

“Make no mistake, Britain will be economically weaker and more isolated post-Brexit and the price of that will be felt by the working people of this country.

They’ll feel it as the dole queue gets bigger, as their employment rights disappear and as the price of food, fuel and services rise.

It might be fun and games to watch the Tories rip each other apart over Europe but Labour are equally culpable if we fail to fill the leadership vacuum.”

I am a Socialist

I am not a Jew.

I am not a Maoist.

I am not (much of) a Marxist.

I am not a Stalinist.

I am not a Trotskiyte.

I am a Socialist, in a British context, whilst also being an international Socialist.

To quote Tom Paine:

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

I do not have to be a Jew to be concerned about anti-Semitism, but neither do I have to become an anti-Semite to express concerns about the treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli Government.

Anti-Semitism is fascism by another name …

Neither do I have to be a Christian to empathise with these words:

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

Meditation 17, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, John Donne

I do not have to be a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim to support people of all faiths and none, who seeking a peaceful solution to heal the divisions within Israel and Palestine and between Israel and Palestine.

The Labour Party, which gave Churchill the support he needed to fight on in May 1940, after debates and votes at party conferences past, argues the case for a Two State Solution.

“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Principles and morality are not just for wearing on high days and holidays or to be worn lightly or changed to conform with the prevailing mood.

One senses that the anti-Semitism of Corbyn and of many of his fans is more about appearing fashionable, fitting in with the opinions of the rest of the group, and is not born out of any desire to advance a Two State Solution.

For myself, “I cannot and will not,” as Lillian Hellman put it, “cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

Were you an actual fan of Doctor Who, Jeremy Corbyn, you would know that the creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation based them on the Nazis …
The Daleks are very big on racial and ideological purity …

They even exterminate fellow Daleks deemed to be renegades or impure in some some way.

Their fictional creator, Davros, meets the first of his many ends at the blasters of his own creations.

In order to perfect the Daleks, to turn them into superior beings, Davros has removed all emotions from their make up, except an overwhelming urge to survive and the best way to survive is to accept no superiors; to seek power at all costs; to expand and dominate your lebensraum.

Dalek: “All inferior creatures are to be considered the enemy of the Daleks and destroyed.”

Davros: “No, wait!  Those men are scientists.  They can help you.  Let them live.  Have pity!”

Dalek: “Pity?  I have no understanding of the word.  It is not registered in my vocabulary bank.  Exterminate!”

(The last of the Kaled Elite die.)

Davros: “For the last time, I am your creator!  You must, you will obey me!”

Dalek: “We obey no one.  We are the superior beings.”

“(Davros turns and raises his hand over the total destruct button

Dalek: “Exterminate!”

(Davros screams and dies.)

Dalek: “We are entombed, but we live on.  This is only the beginning.  We will prepare.  We will grow stronger.  When the time is right, we will emerge and take our rightful place as the supreme power of the universe!”

How do you tell the Hard Left from the Hard Right?

Why do those last lines from that Dalek remind me so much of both the Hard Left and the Hard Right?

Have a care Jeremy Corbyn that your own creations, as similarly lacking in empathy as that Dalek, do not one day exterminate you, in their merciless search for power …

Prologue

If you are wondering what happened to the gentleman who thought Reinhard Heydrich was a friend of the Jews, well, a secret tribunal met and decided he was not involved in an act of Holocaust denial.

He was then welcomed back into the Labour Party by Laura Murray, the daughter of Andrew Murray, an old friend of Jeremy Corbyn’s.

Laura works in Jeremy Corbyn’s office.

Nepotism and anti-Semitism, hand in hand, at the very heart of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party!

.@JeremyCorbyn is now a working class #BAME (fe)male in a middle class white skin @UKLabour???

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If you are born white, male and into an affluent middle class family, living in Wiltshire, then you have won the lottery of life in the United Kingdom, if not the world …
Such was Jeremy Corbyn, born on the 26th May, 1949 in Chippenham and brought up in nearby Kington St Michael in Wiltshire.

“It’s quite surprising to discover that I am not old enough or posh enough to be the front-runner of this current leadership election,” joked Harriet Harman, a Harley Street surgeon’s daughter and St Paul’s Girls’ School Alumna, shortly before handing the mantle of Labour leader to Jeremy Corbyn.

And, indeed, at 68, Corbyn is a year older than Harman.  But posher?  He is no champagne socialist (he barely drinks), and while he is MP for Islington North, which includes the grand Georgian houses overlooking Highbury Fields, he is hardly a member of the Blairite Islington Mafia.  If Harman is solidly metropolitan upper middle, Corbyn’s poshness is harder to discern.  “Or perhaps it’s heavily disguised,” says one who knows him, “because he certainly wouldn’t see himself as posh.”

Corbyn’s parents changed “Manor” to “House” to downgrade its grandness

But hold on, he is called Jeremy.  His childhood nickname was ‘Jelly’ (his brother Andrew was “Dumbo”).  Another brother, an astrophysicist and meteorologist, is called Piers.  And the children grew up in bucolic bliss, first in the village of Kington St Michael, in Wiltshire, and then at Yew Tree Manor in Chetwynd Aston, a hamlet on the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, a pretty red Georgian property that was once part of the Duke of Sunderland’s estate.

Corbyn’s parents changed “Manor” to “House” to downgrade its grandness, a move reversed by the current owner, a retired solicitor.

Yew Tree Manor

Last week, there were rabbits bouncing across the lawn, a cockerel strutting under the copper beech, magnolia and wisteria in bloom.  The rambling outbuildings are older than the wood-panelled manor, but the Corbyn boys could romp everywhere and fish and play bicycle polo with hockey sticks.  “Jelly” built a sundial in one of the outbuildings and put it up in the garden.  Every morning in term-time, their mother, Naomi, drove them up the road to Castle House prep school, a private school.

According to Rosa Prince, Corbyn’s biographer, it was a “thoroughly upper-middle-class, scruffy country upbringing”.  His father, David, was an electrical engineer, and Naomi studied science at London University in the Thirties, when women made up only 27 per cent of students.  They saw themselves as left-wing intellectuals (the house was “full of books”, says one school friend), and their backgrounds were in law and surveying.

Orwell has not troubled Corbyn’s mind

Ma and Pa Corbyn gave Jeremy, on his 16th birthday, a set of the complete works of George Orwell.  I am convinced they remain in mint condition, unread.  Nothing about Corbyn’s intellectual outpourings suggests his mind has been troubled by the wit, the wisdom and the thought provoking observations and insight of George Orwell.

Orwell has not troubled Corbyn’s mind, but the Corbyns of the early 1930s, led by their principled, working class leader, George Lansbury, troubled Orwell greatly.

I refer you, dear reader, to the second half of George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier and, in particular, this caricature of the membership of the Labour Party of the 1930s …

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“lived in the big house and went to a posh school with a posh uniform”

In outlook, Corbyn’s parents were like the Webbs, Beatrice and Sidney, who helped found the London School of Economics, the New Statesman and the Fabian Society.  David Corbyn worked a lot in the Soviet Union and even tried to learn Russian, “but it was too hard”

Nonetheless, Jeremy’s less well-off childhood friends remember him as “the boy who lived in the big house and went to a posh school with a posh uniform”.

One has visions of Ma Corbyn visiting the poor in their hovels; dispensing homespun wisdom to the other ranks; distributing home made conserves and apple jam to the lower orders.  A sort of Socialist officer class take on noblesse oblige.

By 1967, the working class had risen, according to the Scouse git on the tv

Today, at the drop of a hat, Jeremy condescends and patronises the other ranks, without even breaking into a sweat.  He expects them to be happy with a few extra quid an hour on the National Living Wage; a diminishing chance of renting a Council house (thanks to the Brexit for which Corbyn campaigned for forty years) and, at best, a crack at an NVQ3.

By 1967, the working class had risen, according to the Scouse git on Till Death Do Us Part.  Somehow,  I do not imagine Ma Corbyn would have approved of all the swearing so it seems highly unlikely that Corbyn, during his grammar school years, was ever aware of that carefully drawn archetype of a working class Tory (yes, Jeremy, they do exist) that is Alf Garnett.

Jeremy was always different from the other boys, even at school

During a talk at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 Corbyn spoke about his school days, remembering how his posh grammar school was divided between the better-off children who went out shooting birds at the weekends and those who did the beating of the birds, while he did neither.  One feels that Corbyn has always been a bit of a prig.

Adams’ Grammar School is a grammar school for boys, located in Newport, Shropshire, offering day and boarding education. It was founded in 1656 by William Adams, a wealthy member of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.

In an interview with ITV on 15th May 2017, Jeremy Corbyn reflected on a “wonderful” and “very liberal” upbringing in Shropshire, but revealed his discomfort at attending a private prep school and then a very posh grammar school.

He said he did not like his grammar school, “because of its selectivity” and “aspects of implicit privilege that all the boys that went there were taught”.  In no way, of course, did that sense of implicit privilege infect Corbyn.

Dictum meum pactum

Corbyn does, however, have a tendency to become irritated during interviews, especially when asked to clarify an answer that he has just given.  A trait he shares with Nigel Farage, who also went to an all boys’ secondary school, Dulwich College.

One might almost think that as members of the officer class they expect not to be contradicted or cross questioned.  Dictum meum pactum, as Nigel’s former colleagues in the City of London might say, and that should be more than enough for the other ranks.

Left Adams’ with two Es at A Level, then went on to teach in Jamaica …

Instead of going to university, Corbyn signed up with Voluntary Service Overseas (later the gap-year choice of Sloanes) for a two year gap year and, despite being a grammar school failure who left Adams’ with two Es at A Level, went to teach in Jamaica, which was then just emerging from its colonial past.  He has said that it was a profoundly moving experience, and the exposure to the real hardships of poverty shaped his politics.

Corbyn did enrol on a college degree course on his return from Jamaica, but dropped out after two terms.  He then had a number of jobs as a trades union official, never as a shop steward, became an Islington Councillor at 25 and at 33 was nominated to be a Labour candidate in a safe Labour seat.

Corbyn first contested his Islington seat at the 1983 General Election and unsurprisingly won it for Labour.  He did, however, get a lower proportion of the vote than his predecessor had received in 1979.

Jeremy Corbyn has been an MP for 34 years now, half of his life, in fact.

Not wealthy because of “where I put the money”

Corbyn also said, during that ITV interview, that despite earning a salary of more than £138,000, he was, he insisted not wealthy because of “where I put the money”, although he refused to elaborate on that.

“I consider myself adequately paid, very adequately paid for what I do.  What I do with it is a different matter,” he said.

“I consider myself well paid for what I do and I am wanting to say to everyone who’s well off, make your contribution to our society.”

When pressed on whether he considers himself wealthy, he said: “No, I’m not wealthy because of where I put the money, but I’m not going into that.”

Jeremy does a lot for charity, but he does not like to talk about it?

Nepotism, a discriminatory practice by any other name would smell as rank

Corbyn’s son, Seb, also went to grammar school and then on to Cambridge.  On graduation, Seb went to work for Uncle John, his dad’s best mate, John McDonnell.

Seb has never had a job that his dad has not arranged for him.

Corbyn loyalist claims Labour leader suffers “abuse reserved for black people” from enemies out to “destroy him” …

A middle class white man, who, by his own words, was born into affluence and privilege, is experiencing the same sort of abuse that someone from an ethnic minority background may well have had to endure since they first comprehended racism?

Shadow Minister Kate Osamor has said, Corbyn’s Left-wing allies had to “get dirty and ugly” to hit back at “brutal” Labour enemies out to destroy him.

It was shocking that a “‘white man” had been treated so badly, she said and harder to counter than attacks routinely dealt out to “a man of colour” by “the system”.

Would that be the same class system from which Jeremy Corbyn has benefited greatly all his life?

Urgent action needed to secure the Labour leader’s control of the party

Osamor called for urgent action to secure the Labour leader’s control of the party over moderate rebels when she addressed a rally in London on Friday 17th November.

Acknowledging her remark would stir controversy, Osamor said, “I couldn’t believe that, and I’m going to say this, as a white man, he’s been treated the way he has been treated.”

“If he was a man of colour, the way the system has attacked people of colour, I would have accepted that and said, “This is what happens.” I know how to defend that person.”

“But for someone like Jeremy to be attacked in the way he was, it was brutal.”

Corbyn insisted he does not condone or authorise the abuse of any politicians

The Labour leader has, in the past, insisted he does not condone or authorise the abuse of any politicians.

But in an interview in July 2016, he said, “I know that I have received more abuse than I ever used to.  But then maybe I’m better known these days.  But I receive more abuse than anybody else.  The best way of dealing with abuse is: ignore it.”

There you go Osamor, Jeremy Corbyn empathises so much with people on the receiving end of abuse that he suggests they should just grow a pair.

Corbyn a real life David Brent?

In 1970s blokey parlance, Corbyn thinks the best way for dealing with abuse is to grow a pair.

Meanwhile, in 2017, responsible employers do not tell their staff, male or female, that the best way to deal with abuse, physical or verbal, is to ignore it.  Instead they urge their staff to report instances of such abuse to their manager so the appropriate action may be taken.

If Corbyn wants to play the victim card then that is a matter for him, but it is not a practice that any well run organisation, considerate of their staff, would encourage.  In fact, they would discourage it so as to deter further instances of abuse that might affect other members of staff.

Corbyn could give David Brent lessons in poor people management.

“No one has threatened to rape Jeremy Corbyn, have they?”

Corbyn angered a number of MPs when, on another occasion, he said that he too had suffered personal abuse.

“No one has threatened to rape Jeremy Corbyn, have they?” one MP asked HuffPost UK.

Corbyn tacitly endorsed the bullying and intimidation of Labour staff

On Wednesday 13th July 2016, Corbyn tacitly endorsed the bullying and intimidation of Labour staff, both women and BAME, by voting against the proposal for a secret ballot at the NEC meeting that day.

Johanna Baxter, a trade union official and a representative of constituency parties on Labour’s National Executive Committee, said she had never criticised Corbyn since his election victory and generally avoided speaking to the press but called the NEC meeting “an utter disgrace to our movement”.

Focusing on the debate over whether to hold a secret ballot on allowing Corbyn on to the leadership ballot, Baxter said the Labour leader’s supporters opposed allowing a secret ballot, though they were eventually outnumbered by the rest of the committee.

“The leader of the Labour party voted against the proposal that we conduct our vote in private in order to protect NEC members who were receiving threats, bullying and intimidation.  He voted against it.  He endorsed bullying, threats and intimidation, by the fact of that vote.”

“The only reason to vote against that is so the intimidation can continue.  It’s the most shameful act I have ever seen.  He showed his true colours in that vote.  I have had people tweet and post my personal mobile online, directing people to me, directing their mob at me.”

Jeremy can’t be held to account for everyone in the world

“They just say: ‘Oh it’s nothing to do with us, Jeremy can’t be held to account for everyone in the world.’ I’m sorry, but he endorsed it,” she said.”

Jeremy Corbyn was sent the following letter just over a week later:

On 29th July Corbyn responded to the above letter, not in writing, but after being prompted to do so by the media.

Corbyn reiterated his “condemnation of all abuse”, called for a kinder politics

Corbyn said he had responded in a public statement, and reiterated his “condemnation of all abuse” and called for a kinder politics.  Take note, Osamor?

Corbyn’s letter also defended the fact that he had not wanted a secret ballot during a Labour NEC meeting, which was to decide whether he could automatically stand in the leadership election.  He said he opposed it on grounds of “lack of precedent and perceptions of accountability” and said transparency was important.

John McDonnell was once opposed to trades unions holding secret ballots

Back in the day, John McDonnell was opposed to trades unions holding secret ballots on the grounds every member taking part in a vote should know how each other member had voted.  The ‘good old days’ of car park ballots with a show of hands, intimidation, chap next to you holding your hand up for you and similar.

Unsurprisingly, Osamor, such practices tend to be biased against women and BAME folk.

It is very hard to see how Osamor and Corbyn can claim Corbyn is a victim of abuse or harassment in the way or to the level that it is experienced by anyone, who is not an elderly, affluent white male from a very middle class background.

Jeremy Corbyn did not die in Wiltshire for the sins of the working class

Jeremy Corbyn and his disciples may think he suffered for the sins of the working class, the dispossessed (of Glastonbury!) and all those at a disadvantage in our society, whilst he endured the hard life of a middle class white boy in Chetwynd Aston …

They may think Corbyn rose as the saviour of the downtrodden in Islington and that he is now on the road to Calvary that ends at Number 10 and public crucifixion in Downing Street.

Jeremy Corbyn is not a woman, BAME, working class, disabled, gay …

They may think that, it may be true, but it does not make Jeremy Corbyn a woman, BAME, working class, disabled, gay …

To quote Aneurin Bevan, “Damn it all, you can’t have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of silver.”

Jeremy Corbyn cannot be Labour leader, possibly a Prime Minister, and also be a martyr for the cause.

If Jeremy Corbyn is unable to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, the insolence of Office, and the spurns that patient merit of the unworthy takes, whilst he is Labour leader then he is unfit to lead the party and, by extension, become the next Labour Prime Minister.

Has Corbyn really lived the life of a Lammy or a Lewis?

Is Jeremy Corbyn leading the Labour Party, because he is a talented, hard working, insightful leader and skilled orator, who has done much for society in his long, well paid political career?

Or because he is a rather unremarkable, awfully mediocre male, who was born into an affluent, white middle class family in 1949?

.@PeoplesMomentum SS call for Trump style loyalty oath to @UKLabour Leader @JeremyCorbyn

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FBI says that pledging loyalty oaths “leads to tyranny” after Trump asked for such a pledge during a dinner …

As they ate, the President and Mr. Comey made small talk about the election and the crowd sizes at Mr. Trump’s rallies.  The president then turned the conversation to whether Mr. Comey would pledge his loyalty to him.

Mr. Comey declined to make that pledge.  Instead, Mr. Comey has recounted to others, he told Mr. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not “reliable” in the conventional political sense.

FBI says that pledging loyalty oaths “leads to tyranny”

Donald Trump dismissed comparisons of his use of loyalty oaths during recent campaign rallies to Nazi Germany and other dark chapters of history on Tuesday as “ridiculous.”

Trump defends loyalty oaths: “We’re having such a great time”

Peoples Momentum SS Require Loyalty Oath to Labour Fuehrer, Corbyn