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The British Parliament will stand for election on 12 December 2019. The norm, which all of us have come to expect, is for “October surprises.” That is, carefully hoarded negative stories to be sprung on the “conservative” party just in time to decisively tilt the election. Obama’s college transcripts have never been leaked, nor has the damning Los Angeles Times recording of Obama with Rashid Khalidi, a Jew-hating Muslim radical. So, it is a true “man bites dog” story when the Times of London publishes a crushing story, based on a massive leak of potentially fatal internal Labour Party documents. The updated story starts:
John McDonnell has apologised to the Jewish community “for the suffering we have inflicted on them” after Labour’s failure to stamp out rampant anti-semitism in the party was exposed in a massive leak of documents from its own disciplinary department.
The secret files, seen by The Sunday Times, reveal the party is still overwhelmed with complaints about anti-Jewish racism that have been left unresolved for months or years. Most have resulted in lenient punishments or no sanctions, according to the documents, despite Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign claims of zero tolerance.
McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, also admitted for the first time that the party’s handling of the issue has damaged its prospects in Thursday’s general election.
The full, disgusting details are behind the paywall, but the intrepid PowerLine Blog has provided a taste of the potentially politically lethal details:
The secret files show half of 100 anti-semitism cases between last summer and this May involved a warning or no action at all. Some members were told to attend “diversity training” although Labour has not set up such a scheme despite promising to do so.
Other members were let off without punishment this year despite posting comments about Holocaust denial and distortion, sharing articles about “a Jewish agenda to obtain the conquest of the gentile world” and saying it was justified to “have a dim view of the Jews”.
…A Labour member from Birmingham was subject to a complaint after posting on Facebook that the Red Sea was the “ideal destination” to get rid of the Jews “who are a cancer on us all” before adding, “no need for gas chambers anyway gas is so expensive and we need it in England”. It took eight months for him to be expelled from the party after he was suspended by Labour last year.
Without going into Kremlinology or reading the walls in Beijing, it is obvious that someone inside the Labour Party either has a basic moral sense (thank you Adam Smith), or has assessed that Labour is going to take a bath and wants to shift the blame onto Jeremy Corbyn (the venomous leftist Jew-hater). Corbyn rode Jew-hatred to Labour Party leadership and calculated, like the US Democratic Party, that demographic destiny would carry this position to permanent majority rule. He rightly read the first half of the proposition, now the British public is fully informed, for once, and will either confirm or contradict the second assumption this Thursday, December 12, 2019.