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13 Comments

  1. Missy

     /  August 30, 2018

    Well, despite being summer and last weekend the late summer bank holiday it has been busy in the UK political news arena. I am not going to go into detail of everything as to be honest most of it is quite fluid and changing, but I will cover a couple of things that made the news today and then do a post on the one story that has been dominating. I apologise if some of this has been covered, to be honest I didn’t have time to go back and read everything when I got back from my holiday.

    So, first up is Theresa May’s African Safari (not literally a safari). May is currently in Africa to discuss post Brexit trade deals as well as aid and terrorism. It is hard to know how successful she is being as so far the biggest story out of Africa for the media here has been Theresa May’s very bad dancing with School Children in South Africa. This is more of a charm offensive than anything, and I can’t see much being done, it appears to be more about show than anything.

    The opposition to the Chequer’s deal within the Conservative Party is starting to gain momentum with the activists eying the Autumn Party Conference to make their views known. There is also a concerted push for them to be looking to replace May. This may gain some more publicity over the next few weeks – not to mention more support – as Michel Barnier has admitted the EU will offer the UK a special deal, but many see that the deal will be a sell out to the EU and don’t trust either Barnier or May. Both the EU and the UK sides have admitted they most likely won’t make the October deadline for having a deal in place and it will move to mid November. Watch this space, it will all be over by the end of the year, but a No Deal is looking more likely at the moment.

  2. Missy

     /  August 30, 2018

    The story that has been dominating the UK for the past couple of weeks is the one that won’t go away, Labour and Anti Semitism.

    More pressure is starting to be put on Jeremy Corbyn as daily new revelations come to light. At the end of last week a video emerged of Corbyn at a Palestinian event in 2013 saying that Zionists don’t understand British Irony even if they have lived in Britain all their lives. Again Corbyn and his team tried to wiggle his way out of it by claiming it was out of context, and he didn’t mean Zionist to refer to Jews etc – essentially his standard response to anything negative.

    Today an article appeared where an elderly Jewish woman said that she was shut down at a meeting in Parliament by Corbyn when she tried to present an opposing view on Israel to him, the article is allegedly backed up by a video showing Corbyn telling her to sit down and shut up, and those in attendance calling her anti semitic names and making anti semitic comments. The article stated that Corbyn called the police to have her removed but the police ended up having to protect her.

    It seems Corbyn’s mask is starting to slip. There was an interview with him last week showing him losing his temper with a female journalist and sighing loudly whilst rolling his eyes and talking to her in a patronising tone. And now there is allegedly a video of him shouting at an elderly lady and standing by whilst she is subjected to vile anti semitic abuse.

    *note, I use the word allegedly with regards to the video only because I have not seen it, and to my knowledge it has not yet been released by the media organisations, but it has been referenced by a number of media outlets in the UK, and I have no reason as yet to doubt it exists.

    It has been revealed that Labour Jewish MPs will be provided bodyguards at the Labour conference to protect them from Corbyn supporters who are expected to harass, abuse, and potentially harm them. This is unacceptable that MPs from a party require bodyguards to protect them from their own supporters. The Labour Party in the UK has sunk very low indeed.

    Lastly, a petition has been started online calling for Jeremy Corbyn to resign as leader, or for the members to sack him. I am not sure it will do much good, but you never know he may finally show himself as a leader finally.

    • Blazer

       /  August 30, 2018

      yes the Zionists have turned up the wick on anyone with the temerity to question their behaviour.

      Aided by a compliant media the smear campaign is relentless.

      Daily Mail readers are not usually so ..interested.

    • Corky

       /  August 30, 2018

      ”He didn’t mean Zionist to refer to Jews etc.”

      I get this same false dichotomy from Jew-Haters on this blog. The bottom line is Zionsts (what’s left of them) are Jews unless I’m mistaken.

      • Gezza

         /  August 30, 2018

        Zionism is the national movement of the Jewish people that supports the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel (roughly corresponding to Canaan, the Holy Land, or the region of Palestine).

        Modern Zionism emerged in the late 19th century in Central and Eastern Europe as a national revival movement, both in reaction to newer waves of antisemitism and as an imitative response to other exclusionary nationalist movements.Soon after this, most leaders of the movement associated the main goal with creating the desired state in Palestine, then an area controlled by the Ottoman Empire.

        Until 1948, the primary goals of Zionism were the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel, ingathering of the exiles, and liberation of Jews from the antisemitic discrimination and persecution that they experienced during their diaspora. – Wikipedia
        ……………

        As I have pointed out to you several times, Zionists are (mainly) Jews. But not all Jews are Zionists.

        • Corky

           /  August 30, 2018

          So, ”I love you, but I don’t like you..or what you do,” to use a recent phrase I reported on. This is a very loose analogy.

  3. Patzcuaro

     /  August 30, 2018

    At least Trump has a maximum of 8.

  4. Patzcuaro

     /  August 30, 2018

    Looking on the bright side.

    • Gezza

       /  August 30, 2018

      I love it ! 🙂

    • Missy

       /  August 31, 2018

      You beat me to it, I didn’t see this and posted it in today’s World View.

    • Missy

       /  August 31, 2018

      To be honest it looks a bit bigger than what the damp squib Trump Blimp turned out to be, I could be wrong though.