Tuesday, October 04, 2016


The Governing party are in Birmingham cementing their rightward shift with anti-immigration prejudice and reaction.

Labour's Leader is right to resist being drawn into the downward spiral of this racist narrative - and those on the Labour right who oversaw the loss of former "heartlands" are as stupid as they are shameless in advocating capitulation to bigotry.

It is all the more tragic therefore to see the supposedly left "Momentum" join in the political lynching of their (now former) Vice Chair for having raised the issue of the African holocaust in a debate which those framing it wanted to be about anti-semitism.

There is a massive and growing problem of racism in this country. If even the Labour Left cannot be part of the solution we are in trouble.

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