“I can’t believe that!” said Alice.
“Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.”
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll took us on journey through a fantasy land where nothing was what it seemed and which could only be understood through the eyes of a child. It would take a similarly powerful imagination to make sense of the turmoil unfolding in Britain’s Labour Party.
In order to comprehend the civil war in one of the West’s oldest centre-left parties you have to know two things that must never be openly admitted. The first is that the entire row has been over an anti-Semitism crisis that was clearly manufactured.
The second point is that the real reason for the dispute; the party’s future as a vehicle for Jewish political power in Britain and reliable friend of Israel, must never be openly discussed at all. Read more »