My family were murdered in a Nazi concentration camp. How DARE you accuse me of anti-semitism for supporting Jeremy Corbyn

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Jonathan Arkush – the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews  – is smearing Jeremy Corbyn with lies about anti-semitism.

But why would he do that?

Well, you see, what Arkush and the mainstream press is not mentioning, is that  is more than a tiny bit biased when it comes to Jeremy Corbyn.

Because Arkush is a Tory. A right-wing one.

Here’s Arkush praising Theresa May and her “exceptionally warm and friendly” DUP coalition partners in the Jerusalem Post:

UK JEWISH LEADER: KINGMAKER DUP IS FRIEND OF THE COMMUNITY AND ISRAEL

I can’t tell you how so, so angry it makes me that someone could cynically use false accusations of anti-semitism, which in living memory produced such terrible suffering, such utter, utter tragedy and mass murder, for petty party political point scoring.

Especially when we hear not a peep from Arkush or the Board of Deputies of…

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Oops! Telegraph ‘forgets’ to mention spy boss criticising Corbyn was responsible for dodgy Iraq War dossier heavily criticised by Corbyn

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The latest silly attempt by right-wing media barons to discredit Jeremy Corbyn as a Cold War spy, comes from the ever more ridiculous Telegraph’s Gordon Rayner.

Rayner has persuaded former MI6 boss Sir Richard Dearlove (no, I assure you that’s NOT a made-up name taken from a 1970s James Bond film) as the latest establishment figure to try to persuade the country that electing Corbyn as PM would be tantamount to electing Blofeld to Number 10:

The only problem is, in his bizarre article Rayner ‘forgets’ to mention that Dearlove is now an oil executive in a company with offshore funds under threat from a Corbyn government, an adviser to a neo-liberal right-wing thinktank  and most interestingly of all, according to the Chilcot report was responsible for the infamous dodgy Iraq War dossier so strongly criticised by Corbyn:

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Now, either Rayner is so incompetent he didn’t notice these…

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‘Shambolic’ privatised ambulance service run by billionaire given ‘good behaviour’ payment

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UPDATE: Unbelievably, despite its disastrous performance and despite having its contract terminated after just 7 months – Coperforma still trousered £16.2 million of taxpayers’ money and was given a ‘good behaviour’ payment:

Outrage as firm handed ‘good behaviour’ payment over failing service

In 2009 the Daily Mailtold its readers the UK would be better off if it was run by Tesco:

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Well, we no longer have to wonder what the UK would be like if it were run by Tesco. Because the shambolic privatised Sussex ambulance service in disastrous meltdown at the moment is being run by a private company whose chairman is billionaire Tesco heir John Porter.

The company – Coperforma – is being paid £63.5m for this shambles:

Ambulance privatisation descends into ‘total shambles’

That chairman by the way would be John Porter – son of the infamous disgraced Tory council leader Lady Shirley Porter.

So back to the Daily…

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Addressing the myth of ‘Old Labour’

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by Martin Odoni

Just before Christmas, journalist and Labour campaigner Abi Wilkinson confessed in the Guardian to having temporarily ‘lost faith’ in her party’s current leader.

Though I was too pessimistic to publicly back [Jeremy Corbyn], a part of me started to wonder, what if? What if the conventional wisdom was wrong and it really was possible to win a general election from the left? What if the tide of hope that was sweeping the party could be replicated at a national level? … … … But I came back down to earth with a bang… there are several reasons for the struggles the party initially faced under Corbyn’s leadership. By the time of the 2016 leadership challenge, almost every committed Labour supporter I knew was in a state of despair – no matter what faction of the party they belonged to. A few kept their hopes up –…

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Jeremy Corbyn and Noam Chomsky receive the prestigious international MacBride Peace Prize

As Skwawkbox commented: “Had Theresa May or any other establishment lackey been awarded with a prestigious International Peace Award, can you seriously imagine the entire media would ignore it?”. Our media are shameful and disgusting.
“As a member of parliament in the UK he has, for 34 years continually taken that work for justice, peace and disarmament to the political arena both in and outside of Parliament. He has ceaselessly stood by the principles, which he has held for so long, to ensure true security and well-being for all – for his constituents, for the citizens of the UK and for the people of the world. Now, as leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition he continues to carry his personal principles into his political life – stating openly that he could not press the nuclear button and arguing strongly for a re-orientation of priorities – to cut military spending and spend instead on health, welfare and education.”
Congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn was awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize along with Noam Chomsky and Japanese anti-military base activists, yet the award received no coverage in the British media. It was International Human Rights day today. Corbyn made an outstanding speech in Geneva, but the UK media unbelievably appear to have vetoed what ought to have been headline news.

So it’s been left to a handful independent journalists and writers like me to report this event.

The International Peace Bureau presents the prestigious Sean MacBride Peace Prize to individuals, organisations or movements for their work for peace, disarmament and human rights. 

Sean MacBride was a founding member of Amnesty International, a hugely well-known and successful charity that was set up by…

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