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By Malcolm Armsteen
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A bit of action against the antisemites. About time.

https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/lect ... 9RxC-R_QpY
Lecturer who said Starmer received 'Zionist' money suspended by Labour

Bristol University's Professor David Miller makes frequent claims about Israeli propaganda operations
Sociologist Mr Miller has been a repeated critic of Israel and has given frequent speeches on alleged propaganda operations by the state and what he claims are its corporate lobbies.

But he has confirmed to the Electronic Intifada website that he was suspended by Labour on Monday in what he claimed was ''the targeted harassment of socialist members".

He added the suspensions were designed to target members who understand the "racism of Zionism'', which he said was “obviously incompatible with membership of the Labour Party”.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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Yvette Cooper has tabled a cross-party amendment to the immigration bill that would expand the government’s free visa extension scheme and ensure it applies to all health and care staff.

The proposed change has gained the support of Tory MPs Caroline Nokes and Tim Loughton, the SNP’s Stuart McDonald, and backbench Labour MPs Clive Betts, Diana Johnson and Andrew Gwynne.
She said: “I believe that this bill is flawed, but I recognise that legislation on immigration is now needed. And as select committee chair, I will put forward amendments that I hope will receive cross-party support.

“In that cross-party spirit, I will not vote against the bill tonight, although if the government’s approach does not change I would expect to oppose it when it returns to the House.

“Because I think it is immensely important we should be trying to build that new consensus. And I urge the government to do so because it has the opportunity to do so now.”
 
By Abernathy
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Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:28 pm
The Cult are still bleating, though...
Charitably, they simply do not understand. Except those that wilfully choose to do so, of which there are many and several.
 
By crabcakes_windermere
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Abernathy wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:37 am
We could always ask Jess Phillips to help out.
She might be too busy, what with now being made a front bench shadow minister as reward for her hard work on domestic violence.

Nice to see genuine talent rise to the top. On an unrelated note, anyone heard much from Richard Burgon of late?
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By oboogie
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crabcakes_windermere wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:53 am
On an unrelated note, anyone heard much from Richard Burgon of late?
Gone back to stalking Miss Diane.
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By mattomac
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crabcakes_windermere wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:53 am
Abernathy wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:37 am
We could always ask Jess Phillips to help out.
She might be too busy, what with now being made a front bench shadow minister as reward for her hard work on domestic violence.

Nice to see genuine talent rise to the top. On an unrelated note, anyone heard much from Richard Burgon of late?
He seems to keep getting pieces on momentumlist, sorry I mean Labourlist.
 
By youngian
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crabcakes_windermere wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:53 am
On an unrelated note, anyone heard much from Richard Burgon of late?
A vice chancellorship at the Tony Benn University. He took up an offer from Yale but kept jamming the keys in the grinder.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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In a moment that could only be described as 'sane' the NEC has elected David Evans as General Secretary to replace Jenny Formic.

This is a win for Starmer.

https://labourlist.org/2020/05/david-ev ... amxbfxg0II
David Evans has become Labour’s new general secretary following a vote of the national executive committee today that saw the ruling body choose from a shortlist of six applicants.

According to LabourList sources, the result was a close one with only two votes in it. NEC members were split 16 to 20 in favour of Evans over left-favoured candidate Byron Taylor.

In a victory for Keir Starmer and the new leadership team, the three-week process has seen a former assistant general secretary picked to replace Corbynite trade unionist Jennie Formby.
But some are still fighting old, old battles that they lost long ago...
Evans was a senior Labour official during the era of Tony Blair’s leadership, between 1995 and 2001. It was widely understood that he was the favoured candidate of the leader’s office.

Matt Wrack, general secretary of the FBU, had warned colleagues against picking Evans, describing him as a “factional figure” and “likely to be extremely divisive” on the basis of comments made during the Blair era.
Who is being factional and divisive here? The hard left is truly an irony-free zone.
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