‘The Tories’, The Labour Party, Tony Blair, Women, and The White Working Class. Labour hates them all. Surely that is enough? Surely not. This, then is Part 2 of Labour’s Hate List:
The Jewish Community
The hard Left in the Labour Party have conflated the activities of a foreign state with the existence of British co-religionists irrespective of who they vote for. On this basis, they regard acts of abuse against these people, grouped only by their manner or heritage of worship, as acceptable.
Labour’s problem was actually only with those associated with the Jewish faith. The only evidence of bigotry that prompted the inquiry was against Jews. There is sufficient evidence that the party, from MPs down to ordinary members and fellow travellers, are openly and unashamedly anti-Semitic, even to Jewish MPs. No amount of rhetoric by Jeremy Corbyn will conceal the fact that the party’s response to this, compared to what it would do if similar behaviour took place against other ethnic or religious monitories, is muted.
A Jewish party member was heckled four times from the floor during his conference speech about anti-Semitism. Labour appears to have taken no action or made any comment. The most recent example is that of Jackie Walker, party member and deputy chair of Corbyn cultists Momentum, refusing to accept any definition of anti-Semitism she was being provided at a meeting focusing on that topic. She also apparently complained that Holocaust Memorial Day, being the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, was altogether rather too Jewish. She also suggested Jewish schools did not require additional security. Labour, desperate for support, seems to be trying to hoover up the votes of anti-Semites. Walker has been suspended from Labour for the second time over her comments about the Jewish community, but not from Momentum. Suspension from the Labour party seems to be a temporary sin bin when it comes to anti-Semitism.
Our Armed Forces
At one of the two Labour conferences that were running last week, items were on sale that denigrated the activities of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces in a highly unrepeatable fashion. That Jeremy Corbyn would prefer we did not have any armed forces is understood, as is his lack of respect for their historic achievements in keeping us safe. Their disrespect extends to their party’s own nuclear policy to the point that their shadow defence secretary has his speech edited without his knowledge after it has been loaded into the teleprompter and was just about to be delivered.
Labour has made it an explicit policy to have taxpayers buy up failing businesses and have them run as workers’ collectives. They ignore the inconvenient truth that businesses fail for a reason, and it is usually because their business plans are not very good.
To help prosperous businesses fail, Labour plans to debauch the currency by opening up the printing press for ‘investment’. However, under socialism, ‘investment’ actually means wages for more and more state workers, creating clients of the party who therefore depend for their livelihoods on the party remaining in power no matter the circumstances.
It is no surprise that overmanning is inherent in failed socialist economies and also that under Labour, state workers were paid more for doing less than their private sector counterparts. There have been redundancies and wage freezes in the state sector for many years. The sky has not fallen in.
Only Labour could use the word ‘parliamentarian’ as a form of abuse in such a cavalier manner. People who have been elected by the voting public are seen as second rate compared to the leader who has been voted in by the entryist neo-communist rabble that Labour’s internal bureaucrats are unable or unwilling to kick out. But then this is normal. The party does not see its MPs as elected by the voter, but actually approved as a delegate of the constituency party. Being elected by the public is seen a formality rather than a challenge. Thus the landslide vote of no confidence by the MPs can be ignored.
Despite the whole purpose of the party being attaining power in Westminster, the party is turning away from parliamentary politics and focusing on a vanguard based on a purity of ideology before electability. This cannot have been too surprising given that its leader is arguably the least engaged MP in parliamentary politics, having never served in any frontbench position before becoming leader. This is actually a precedent in modern politics.
Whatever the faults of the grammar school system, the grammar schools themselves were an excellent way for bright children from modest backgrounds to be rewarded for their intelligence by receiving a good education. Labour does not oppose grammar schools per se, but simply the consequence of provision for those that do not enter them for whatever reason. Labour fears children being better educated, as the ability to think critically will lead them to reject socialism. True, there are well-educated hardline socialists, but they are in it for the proximity to power or to enjoy holding leading roles.
This goes without saying. So long as we celebrate our history and enjoy our freedoms, we will never become the socialist one party republic so desired by Jeremy Corbyn and his gang. To debunk and attack our heritage and traditions is therefore vital for socialists, a never ending erosion of our values cloaked in pseudo-democratic debate. Britain helped enlighten and improve the modern world and protected freedom when it was in danger. To listen to a socialist, this country was an evil dictatorship that spread global misery.
Labour is now in the grip of a poisonous ideology that is anti-life and anti-hope. We should not hate them for that. Like the scorpion, it is in their nature. However it does appear that Labour needs once again to learn the lessons of successive election defeats and reject extremism. If it cannot, it should split, as it has done so three times already in 116 years of its existence.
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