Labour right sides with Saudi dictatorship

3rd November 2016 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front of 3-11-16

Labour right sides with Saudi dictatorship

On 26 October Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, moved a motion in Parliament calling for an independent, UN led investigation into violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen. It called for the British government to suspend its support to the Saudi-led coalition pending the outcome. The motion was defeated, with 197 MPs voting in favour and 283 against.

The attack on Corbyn is about Palestine not anti-Semitism

2nd November 2016 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front of 2-11-16

The attack on Corbyn is about Palestine not anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is deeply reactionary, and in an extreme barbaric form was the cutting edge of Nazi ideology, that underpinned the Holocaust. Where ever it exists it should be opposed.

However, the claims that the Labour Party is seriously infected with anti-Semitism and that Shami Chakrabarti’s report covered this up are part of an on-going campaign to smear Jeremy Corbyn and oust him as leader.