Still Incorrigible on the Sunday Politics Smearing of Corbyn with the Stop the War Coalition

Mike over at Vox Political has posted a number of articles on the way the media, including the BBC, has done everything it can to attack and discredit Jeremy Corbyn. This video by Still Incorrigible shows Andrew Neil on the Sunday Politics attempting to do the same, using the extremist political views of the leaders of the Stop the War Coalition. The Coalition’s leadership is mostly, according to this, composed of Marxists of various kinds – Trotskyists, Stalinists and Communists. They have some fairly offensive and wretched views. Neil mentions a post on the Coalition’s blog where they declare that the British forces in the Middle East are just as much a bunch of mass murderers as ISIS. Neil goes on to report that a Green politician has resigned from the group in disgust at the leadership’s views. He then interviews Peter Tatchell, who has done the same. Later on he interviews Burgon, a Labour politician, who sticks up for Corbyn by pointing out that the grass-roots members are drawn from a wide variety of people, and very largely definitely not hard-line Marxists. Still Incorrigible himself points out that Neil deliberately avoids talking to the Green politico, as she wrote a piece in the Independent attacking such attempts to malign and misrepresent Corbyn as false and manufactured. Here’s the video.

This is purely guilt by association, designed to reinforce the current line that Corbyn is a dangerous Communist and a threat to our liberties and economy. The leadership of the Stop the War Coalition are all Communists of one description or another, therefore Corbyn must be also. In fact, as Burgon points out, the people who marched against the war in 2003 included grandparents and vicars. He’s right. I know. One of our parish priests was one of them. And apart from the Stop the War Coalition, there are a whole range of Christian peace organisations, including Pax Christi, the official Roman Catholic peace movement, that are also very firmly against the War.

I am not surprised that Brillo Pad tried to smear Corbyn. Neil is very much a man of the right, having edited the very establishment of Sunday Times as well as the Scotsman after it was bought by the weirdo Barclay Twins. Despite its claims to impartiality, the Sunday Politics also presents the establishment view. And Corbyn’s clearly got them very rattled.

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2 Responses to “Still Incorrigible on the Sunday Politics Smearing of Corbyn with the Stop the War Coalition”

  1. Florence Says:

    I would also add that in the history of the extremes of politics and their activists, as we saw with the undercover debacles going back to the eighties and before, some of the most active, most gung-ho, even the most virulent are in fact agent provocateurs. Even a very senior elected Trade Union official was an agent, despite winning his position by being such a staunch defender of “the workers”. Who ever and what ever the cause, I always cast a jaded eye over them. It’s so easy to take over any (dis) organisation.

    • beastrabban Says:

      Very true, Florence. Robin Ramsay in Lobster once quoted someone from MI5 as saying that there wasn’t an organisation in Britain that either didn’t have one of their people as its leader, or where they could have the leader dismissed and replaced with their man.

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