Newsnight BBC 2 on 22 of July 2020. The day the Labour party ceased to exist as anything more than a skeleton of a bad joke. “Alas poor Jeremy, I knew him well.” Poor, poor, Jeremy. If only he had punched back against one of the school bullies who kept taking his sweets.
The BBC surpassed itself with an 11 out of 10 for being cringeworthy. Margaret Hodge, the chief bully (she had called, Corbyn a “f….n anti-Semite” and got away with it) simply sat smirking with relish. James Mills (an advisor to Corbyn) tried everything but actually asking Hodge to “give him a job.” No wonder Corbyn lost with people like Mills around him. Mills even admitted, in public, to being a friend of James Schneider. Full marks for guts but none for sanity.
The drooling lawyer, Mark Lewis, spat out hatred at the thought that more pay days were coming his way after Pinocchio Starmer’s new Likud party issued the following statement: The party said they issued an “unreserved apology” to Mr Ware, and whistleblowers Kat Buckingham, Michael Creighton, Samuel Matthews, Dan Hogan, Louise Withers Green, Benjamin Westerman and Martha Robinson.
In essence these treacherous employees had been rewarded for plotting against Labour winning a general election and then been set up for life by the man who benefited from the loss. The Labour party statement went on to say: “We unreservedly withdraw all allegations of bad faith, malice and lying. We would like to apologise unreservedly for the distress, embarrassment and hurt caused by their publication.”
If only Corbyn had listened to his friends rather than, Mills and Schneider? Instead, his enemies read their hit list from the bottom of the page up, and first they came for: Willsman, Williamson, Walker and Wadsworth.
On his own Facebook site Jeremy Corbyn reacted with this posting: “Labour Party members have a right to accountability and transparency of decisions taken in their name, and an effective commitment from the party to combat antisemitism and racism in all their forms.
The Party’s decision to apologise today and make substantial payments to former staff who sued the party in relation to last year’s Panorama programme is a political decision, not a legal one.Jeremy Corbyn
“Our legal advice was that the party had a strong defence, and the evidence in the leaked Labour report that is now the subject of an NEC inquiry led by Martin Forde QC strengthened concerns about the role played by some of those who took part in the programme.
“The decision to settle these claims in this way is disappointing, and risks giving credibility to misleading and inaccurate allegations about action taken to tackle antisemitism in the Labour Party in recent years.
“To give our members the answers and justice they deserve, the inquiry led by Martin Forde must now fully address the evidence the internal report uncovered of racism, sexism, factionalism and obstruction of Labour’s 2017 General Election campaign.”
Chris Williamson, former Labour MP for Derby North and City Council Leader, who was one of the victims of the witch-hunters and plotters published this comment on Twitter:
If anybody deserves an unreserved apology and damages from @UKLabour, it’s all the victims of the outrageous witch-hunt that smeared socialist anti-racists. The cuckoos who took over the Labour nest have destroyed it.Chris Williamson
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