How the manufactured anti-Semitism crisis is destroying UK Labour

Francis Carr Begbie

“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. 

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It is an unfathomable tale featuring as bizarre a menagerie as ever gathered around the Mad Hatter’s table. There are Trotskyists, feminists, Islamists, Blairites, Israel-firsters, corporate mouthpieces, hedge fund managers, trade union barons, cynical careerists and dyed-in-the wool true believers. All of these people are bickering furiously over the slowly expiring carcass of a party set up a century ago to defend the poor and working class — proof that what begins as a noble cause, turns into a business and then degenerates into a racket, abandoning its White working class constituency in favour of importing a new clientele of immigrants.

Last weekend pro-open borders, pro-Palestinian, Marxist  Jeremy Corbyn — the man whom the media branded “unelectable” — was re-elected leader and immediately bent the knee to his Jewish party opponents by re-stating his commitment to fighting racism and anti-Semitism (the subject of another TOO article, here).

And this was met exactly as you’d expect — with resignations, complaints of more anti-Semitism, and demands for more action. Labour’s plunge into electoral oblivion seems guaranteed.

From the outset this anti-Semitism scare has been off-the-scale surreal. Someone, somewhere has put vast resources into dredging the Facebook comments, tweets and re-tweets from thousands of the party’s activists and to come up with vaguely incriminating anti-Jewish material.

That was all that was needed to convince the media that Labour had an anti-Semitism emergency. This BBC exchange between a prominent Rabbi and a worried Labour donor is a good example of the even-handedness.

A strident-37-year old Labour MP called Ruth Smeeth duly became the poster child of Jewish suffering. She attended a press conference on the issue and promptly flounced out, shrieking that she had been the victim of yet another vile anti-Semitic snub.

The TV footage of this epic event was broadcast repeatedly and since then Ms Smeeth has accrued enough publicity in Britain to put Kim Kardashian in the shade. Acres of print and hours of broadcasting have been devoted to this modern day martyr. In a big spread in the Evening Standard she claimed to have been the victim of 25,000 “incidents of abuse, much of it racial.” This formidable woman says she is so scared she is now accompanied everywhere with her own personal security detail.

Strangely, the “victims” in these cases are never asked if they have reported anyone to the police.  You might have thought this a pertinent question given the ease with which a Jewish female MP, Luciana Berger, had a Twitter critic jailed for non-violent critical comment.

One by one, the Jewish business donors who have been so important to Labour are now deserting the party. After Corbyn’s re-election yet another Jewish donor has resigned. Lord Mitchell left the Labour Party saying “I think it is very difficult if you are Jewish and you support Israel to be a member of the Labour Party.” Exactly why it seen as legitimate that his membership in the party hinged on his attachment to a foreign power was, of course, a question no-one asked.

But it is in the field of semantic obfuscation, evasion and concealment that this battle has been the most interesting.

Time was when veiled criticism of Jewish interests had to be hidden behind the code word “Zionist.” But now that is off the table; anti-Zionism has been deemed proof of anti-Semitism . Descriptive phrases such as “Jewish lobby” or “Jewish power” are, of course, incriminating and verboten.

It is not as if Jeremy Corbyn has not done everything in his power to placate his Jewish critics. He moves fast to summarily throw any suspect under the bus as fast as they are named. Subjects of complaint are immediately suspended. But all to no avail.

It might be helpful to list a few do’s and don’ts on acceptable discourse by Labour Party members.

Firstly it is not acceptable to suggest that the massive financial support the party traditionally receives from Jewish donors is in any way tied to the party’s foreign policy on the Middle East. Jewish businessmen buying support is acceptable — but talking about it is a hate crime.

Secondly, the many pronouncements from wealthy Labour-supporting businessmen of their commitment to Israel and the Jewish community are not to be taken as implying that they are any less committed to a universalist, post-ethnic, inclusive future than the rest of the party. So for example when wealthy Labour donor Sir Trevor Chinn says he is loyal to the State of Israel and the Jewish community in Britain, it really means he is just upholding modern British values.

Thirdly, when Jewish activists network to further their own ethnic agenda, pointing this out is a hate crime and is evidence of what Nick Cohen calls “paranoid consciousness.” A good example of this would be showing that the anti-Semitism scare on social media was part of a carefully co-ordinated, pre-organised campaign.

It is also a hate crime to suggest questionable loyalties if they have worked with a foreign power. Ruth Smeeth MP, for instance, has a history as a PR spokesperson for the Israel-UK arms industry. And one of her Jewish Labour Movement colleagues turns out to have previously worked in the Israeli embassy.

Fourthly, it is not good form to point out that most of the anti-Semitic grief  that does happen — graffiti, street-harassment and so on — comes from Muslims. This is problematic because it draws attention to the fact that there is virtually no racist agitation at all from the real enemy — traditional ordinary White people. And besides, Muslims vote in droves for Labour.

It is, however, acceptable to accuse anyone who supported Brexit of being racist. This does mean insulting 17 million mainly White voters who exercised their democratic right. But so be it. That was their choice.

If there are any White working class types left in the Labour Party it must be occur to them that a lot of energy is being spent on the emotional well-being of a community said to number 250,000 or about 0.4 of the British population.  Why, they must occasionally ask, is it that social media comments are more important than the Muslim child rape epidemic which is still growing rapidly? (The latest hot spot is Telford in Shropshire.)

It is here that the average far-left Labour Party ideologue gets all tied up in knots.  His ingrained dogmatic belief in egalitarianism and anti-racism means he cannot recognise group differences or behaviours even when they are happening in front of his eyes.

This mental straitjacket prevents him from recognising that Jews are an ethnic group divided between a diaspora and an ethnostate which is loyal to its own community above all else and which is relentlessly pursuing its own interests.  If he did that, then his entire world view would collapse.

Because if he agreed that Jews were permitted to organise and behave according to their ethnic interests, he would then be forced to answer the question, why shouldn’t Whites do the same?

At the party conference, Jeremy Corbyn displayed his usual sure touch and unveiled a new vote-winning policy. He wants thousands more refugees coming into Britain and border controls relaxed. Presumably he thought this would placate the Jewish lobby. Fat chance of that.

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24 Comments to "How the manufactured anti-Semitism crisis is destroying UK Labour"

  1. PPight1931's Gravatar PPight1931
    October 2, 2016 - 11:47 pm | Permalink

    @Harbinger: “Believe it or not, there are white, Glaswegians, who HATE the English,

    ‘Renfrewshire East [Constituency south of Glasgow] has the largest Jewish population of any seat in Scotland, with almost half of Scotland’s Jewish population living in the area.’

    Scotland surely harbours many who are descended from the Jews expelled from England in 1290, as well as from other sources including the c19-20 influx from Eastern Europe/Russia.

    “Photographer Judah Passow on Scots Jews”
    Caveat lector.

  2. Mike's Gravatar Mike
    October 1, 2016 - 11:42 pm | Permalink

    One notable early critic of Labour was Comrade Lenin [ ], who, after examining the actions and political positions of its leaders, came to the conclusion that

    “the only correct, point of view, the Labour Party is a thoroughly bourgeois party, because, although made up of workers, it is led by reactionaries, and the worst kind of reactionaries at that, who act quite in the spirit of the bourgeoisie. It is an organisation of the bourgeoisie, which exists to systematically dupe the workers with the aid of the British Noskes and Scheidemanns.”
    [ See ]

  3. FranksandBeans's Gravatar FranksandBeans
    October 1, 2016 - 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Well, Harry Truman once said ‘Even Jesus could not please them, so how can I?” No matter what the jew rear end kissing liberals like Jeremy Corbyn and Teresa May do, they will never satisfy their Jewish handlers and they will one day be thrown to the wolves. The Jewish Mafia cannot be trusted.

  4. Mike Poile's Gravatar Mike Poile
    October 1, 2016 - 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Surely the ongoing conflict in the Labour Party is between the Jewish dominated Old Guard, Milliband etc and the rising tide of Islam. My money is on the towelheads, demographics is destiny after all. There is no doubt that Muslims have a great many failings and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone , however at least they know a Hebrew when they see one. Am I the only one who still feels a warm fuzzy glow whenever I think back to that moment earlier this year when Red Ken was outed as a vile Neo Nazi? Aaaaaaah Nice one! Who’d have guessed.

  5. October 1, 2016 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    Excellent article. Spot on. Thank you.

  6. October 1, 2016 - 5:58 am | Permalink

    Destroying Labour? Great, let them at it as it will turn the party into a powerless sink-hole of racial and religious minorities, sexual deviants and White-hating feminists.

  7. Mr Curious's Gravatar Mr Curious
    September 30, 2016 - 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Both give the misleading impression that most crime is committed by White Men!!!

  8. David Ashton's Gravatar David Ashton
    September 30, 2016 - 3:39 pm | Permalink

    I hope the Labour Party is largely discarded by majority of voters, like the Liberal Democrats, but then the focus of attack must be clearly against the undesirable features of the “Conservative” Party, including its continuing failure over non-white immigration, its subservience to global usury, and its reluctance even to begin to dismantle the state-ideology called “equality and diversity” with its latest addition of destroying the gender identity of young children.

    So far as the Zionist/CST pressures go, the PM wants to renew her “unshakable vow to stand by our Jewish community now and for the years to come”, while being warned that she has already “neglected some parts of that relationship”. Re Israel and “issues such as religious practices….Conservatives must be proactive, offer developed and thoughtful positions…so they can fill the void opening as Labour implodes. Mrs May and her colleagues have an opportunity to sew up Jewish support for years to come. If they fail to take it, they will only have themselves to blame” (Marcus Dysch, “The Jewish Chronicle”, September 30).

    As they say, is that a threat or a promise?

    • October 1, 2016 - 6:00 am | Permalink

      On the night of her election as PM she had dinner with Britain’s Chief Rabbi.

      • David Ashton's Gravatar David Ashton
        October 1, 2016 - 12:58 pm | Permalink

        @ Irish Savant

        That, a new Holocaust Memorial, CST support and a UK Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues (see Gov.UK online) are not yet enough for a putative Thatcher/Blair hybrid.

        See e.g. Jonathan Rynhold, “Brexit may be an opportunity for Britain and Israel…” (Daily Telegraph, September 16, online).

  9. C Ingoldby's Gravatar C Ingoldby
    September 30, 2016 - 3:17 pm | Permalink

    The latest news from Labour is very odd. A Jewish woman states that she doesn’t like the definition of anti-semitism given at a training event and also suggests that holocaust rememberance day should include other holocausts as well as the Jewish one. For this she is accused of unacceptable anti-semitism and is suspended from her job and is about to be thrown out of the party. And the BBC report it as if she were denouncing ‘evil Jews’ and is self evidently an anti-Semitic monster. Am I missing something here or is there a bizarre witch hunt going on?

  10. kikz's Gravatar kikz
    September 30, 2016 - 2:28 pm | Permalink

    HIAS’s overt activities in actively materially supporting/importing 3rd world garbage into the US/EU/UK is never mentioned nor are its generational costs or safety (terrorism) concerns. HIAS and IsraAID receive gov subsidies and donations from other jewish orgs support them as well. ‘welcoming the stranger’ into other people’s countries while taking none – is more than a bit hypocritical, especially in light of their whining of feeling unsafe. it needs to stop. i don’t give a rip whom i offend.

  11. Jonathan+Portes's Gravatar Jonathan+Portes
    September 30, 2016 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    If UKIP play their cards right, there is a possibility that it could clear-up the white vote in England.

    • Nick Dean's Gravatar Nick Dean
      October 1, 2016 - 7:34 pm | Permalink

      UKIP – who want to reduce immigration from White Europe and increase immigration from the non-White Commonwealth. Yay!

      • Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
        October 3, 2016 - 12:24 am | Permalink

        Yes, its policy is fewer Poles, more Pakis.

    • Curmudgeon's Gravatar Curmudgeon
      October 2, 2016 - 8:00 am | Permalink

      UKIP is (((owned))). Only the “unacceptable” political parties in the UK are not. Farage bragged about destroying the BNP, which openly stated it was going to send non-Whites back.

    • David Ashton's Gravatar David Ashton
      October 7, 2016 - 3:44 am | Permalink

      UKIP is collapsing with squabbling nonentities scrabbling for “leadership” of the debt-ridden remnant. Putin-admirer Diane James rapidly abandoned the leadership role, while the Afro-American/Jewish favorite Steven Woolfe has been briefly hospitalized after a row with a UKIP MEP.

      “Jewish Chronicle” political columnist Marcus Dysch jokes: “Surely only one candidate can now unite the Kippers – step forward Ukip’s resident Lubavitcher, Shneur Odze” (October 7).

      The “Ex”-Conservatives – saboteur Douglas Carswell and joke(r) Neil Hamilton – should go back where they belong, and Paul Nuttall should reconsider taking the party forward on the basic immigration issue, which is cultural.

      As for that other ruin, the Labour Party, its current chief enemies are far from cash-strapped; see the introductory acknowledgments by Dave Rich in his “The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti-Semitism” just out from Biteback, the London publishing house managed by the homosexual blogger Iain Dale.

      If May goes to the country to endorse Brexit in the near future, she could reduce the Labour Opposition, and do deadly electoral damage to both UKIP and the “Liberal Democrats”.

  12. Tim Heydon's Gravatar Tim Heydon
    September 30, 2016 - 11:07 am | Permalink

    The Jewish agenda of importing non- white, non- Christian immigrants in order to dilute the European, essentially Christian nature of Britain and so make themselves feel more comfortable as a minority has backfired here as it has backfired in France and elsewhere.

    As is said here, the rise in anti- Jewish incidents which is driving Jews out of France, but not yet Britain ( but watch this space) is almost entirely due Muslim immigration.

    • Colonel Bagelstein's Gravatar Colonel Bagelstein
      October 1, 2016 - 5:21 am | Permalink

      You are right. It is only a matter of time when the jahidis our ZOG governments have allowed into UK go on mission. There are literally taliban walking about the streets of Glasgow.

      • Skrewdriver's Gravatar Skrewdriver
        October 1, 2016 - 10:40 am | Permalink

        Don’t worry, Krankie Turgeon openly states she wants to increase the population of Scotland by 25% by importing more spades and similar third-world dross.
        Krankie cares for Scotland, and by importing these types feels it would be beneficial to Jock culture and heritage. They should be renames the J.C.P. ‘Jock Communist Party’ as they have absolutely nothing to do with nationalism.
        What’s left of the indigenous Jocks in Glasgow, were going to hold a protest in regard to all the immigrant rapes, Krankie threatened to have them arrested. So, now, they have to sit there whilst members of their family get raped and mugged and they aren’t even allowed to do anything about it. But like I mentioned above, Krankie cares for Scotland, indeed she does, indeed.

        • Harbinger's Gravatar Harbinger
          October 2, 2016 - 4:15 pm | Permalink

          Believe it or not, there are white, Glaswegians, who HATE the English, so much that they’ve no problem with Africans and Asians migrating into Scotland, just not the English. It’s not just the English who have lost their minds, all peoples of the UK and Ireland have completely lost the plot.

        • Skrewdriver's Gravatar Skrewdriver
          October 5, 2016 - 1:59 am | Permalink

          Yes, there are some hardcore Marxists in the Krankie party ranks. There are also those who despise the deranged maniac though. A Glaswegian term used for Turgeon is a ‘Besom’. A spiteful wee hag who contaminates anything she gets involved in.
          I have just read this morning that Krankie has just introduced a ‘Sharia compliant home loan scheme’ for pensioners. This basically means the white, christian pensioners will have to mortgage their houses (with 12% interest) to pay for care. Yet the rag-heads can claim it is against their religion to take loans with interest involved, so will get it payed for by the state. Absolutely unbelievable! But there it is. Another fine example of Krankie’s caring and considerate nature towards the Jock peoples.
          I keep on thinking the Jocks will see through the Trotskyite scum hiding behind their nationalist flag whilst they dismember the place, but I am not so sure they will.

        • Screwdriver's Gravatar Screwdriver
          October 5, 2016 - 10:31 am | Permalink

          Actually the 12% is the handling fee can you believe. No interest (which normally would be lauded as a good thing for all) has been linked to sharia law because making interest payments isn’t acceptable in certain religions. Krankie is another fifth columnist cut from the same dirty cloth as Blair, Cameron Major, etc, etc.

    • Pat Kittle's Gravatar Pat Kittle
      October 3, 2016 - 2:57 pm | Permalink


      You say the “Jewish agenda of importing non-whites… has backfired….”

      Maybe not — a big part of the Zionist agenda has always been getting the diaspora to “return” to Eretz Israel — by any means necessary.

      Funneling understandably furious Muslim refugees of Zionist wars into the West (but NOT Israel) makes perfect (Zionist) sense — plus it gets them out of the way while Eretz Israel steals their homelands.

      It seems the Jewish agenda is working exactly as planned.

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