By throwing Livingstone overboard, Corbyn and McDonnell have not made it easier for themselves. Livingstone was one of the few heavyweights of the Left on the National Executive Committee until his suspension. With the departure of Christine Shawcroft, who was personally told by Corbyn to resign, there is no serious socialist left on the NEC.
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Comment is free – Guardian’s One-Eyed View of Labour Politics Ignores the Palestinians
What is Zionism? This is the question that millions of people across the United Kingdom will undoubtedly have been asking themselves over recent days in light of the political crisis and media firestorm that’s been whipped up over allegations that the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party has a problem with antisemitism. It is a crisis that has seen Labour MP Naz Shah suspended by the party, along with former mayor of London and Labour Party veteran Ken Livingstone – the former over Facebook comments that came to light, the latter over comments made in an interview he gave defending Shah during which he brought up the existence of the Haavara Agreement between the Nazis and Zionists in Germany to arrange the transfer of Jews from Germany to Palestine.
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” – Napoleon Bonaparte Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended from the UK’s Labour Party for ‘bringing the party into disrepute’ after making comments deemed by observers to be anti-Semitic. Livingstone has denied that he or his comments were anti-Semitic, alleging instead that there is a concerted smear campaign […]