Lobster: Starmer Using Anti-Semitism as Pretext to Purge Corbyn Supporters

Robin Ramsay, the main man behind the conspiracies/ parapolitics magazine Lobster, has added a few more pieces to the ‘View from the Bridge’ column for this winter’s edition of the magazine. In his piece ‘The Wrong Kind of Member’ he states that, with Corbyn’s suspension simply for telling the truth that there wasn’t much real anti-Semitism in the Labour party, and Starmer’s own position that anybody who claims that the issue has been exaggerated, it really does look like Starmer is using it to purge the party of all the members, who have joined over the last five years. Members who largely come from the left.

He writes

The EHRC report on anti-semitism in the Labour Party found . . . not very much; what they did find hinged on debatable definitions of anti-semitism; and most of it was the responsibility of the anti-Corbyn managers of the party who remained in office until mid-2018. Jeremy Corbyn’s subsequent ‘offence’ was to state that ‘the scale of the problem was . . . dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media’. Which is demonstrably true. For that comment, Corbyn was suspended from membership of the Party.

Current leader Sir Keir Starmer was quite explicit that anyone who points out that the anti-semitism ‘problem’ has been exaggerated has no place in the party. In effect: toe this line or else. Is there a precedent for such a position adopted by a Labour leader? It is hard to see past Craig Murray’s point that Starmer wants to rid the Party of the hundreds of thousands of members who joined in the last five years and support the left.

As Keir Stalin is now trying to gag grassroots Labour members so that they can’t discuss Corbyn’s suspension, I think Ramsay’s point is irrefutable. But as Mike has shown in his article about the attempted gag, Labour peeps aren’t having it and are telling Starmer and co precisely what they can do with it.

See: https://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster80/lob80-view-from-the-bridge.pdf?cache=226

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4 Responses to “Lobster: Starmer Using Anti-Semitism as Pretext to Purge Corbyn Supporters”

  1. A6er Says:

    Reblogged this on Tory Britain!.

  2. trev Says:

    Starmer is on dodgy ground and his position on this is really untenable. Corbyn is very obviously in the right. I can’t see how the Labour party can continue like this, maybe it is time for a split as it seems impossible to rid the party of neoliberals masquerading as ‘Centrists’. Start all over again with the ‘Real Labour Party’, with Union funding, leave Starmer and his Blairite supporters to their own devices.

  3. Lobster: Starmer Using Anti-Semitism as Pretext to Purge Corbyn Supporters | sdbast Says:

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  4. Florence Says:

    Does Starmer look down on the electorate just like the Blue Tories? This behaviour is going to be seen through. It won’t end well. Blair was another ruthless purger, many seem to forget that as his other faults like illegal wars tend to be the main legacy.

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