Monday, June 27, 2016

A Very British Coup in the Making

A backgrounder from Craig Murray's It's still the Iraq War, stupid:

"No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against [UK Labour leader Jeremy] Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste?

"The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away, and though its form will be concealed by thick layers of establishment whitewash, the basic contours of Blair's lies will still be visible underneath. Corbyn had deferred to Blairite pressure not to apologise on behalf of the Labor party for the Iraq War until Chilcot is published. For the Labor Right, the moment when Corbyn as Labor leader stands up in parliament and condemns Blair over Iraq is going to be as traumatic as it was for the hardliners of the Soviet Communist Party when Khrushchev denounced the crimes of Stalin. It would also destroy Blair's careful planned post-Chilcot PR strategy. It is essential to the Blairites that when Chilcot is debated in parliament in two weeks time, Jeremy Corbyn is not in place as Labour leader to speak in the debate. The Blairite plan is therefore for the parliamentary party to depose him as parliamentary leader and get speaker John Bercow to acknowledge someone else in that fictional position in time for the Chilcot debate, with Corbyn remaining leader in the country but with no parliamentary status.

"Yes, they are that nuts.

"If the fault line for the Tories is Europe, for Labour it is the Middle East. Those opposing Corbyn are defined by their enthusiasm for bombing campaigns that kill Muslim children. And not only by the UK. Both of the first two to go, Hilary Benn and Heidi Alexander, are hardline supporters of Israel." (craigmurray.org.uk, 26/6/16)

Worth a read in its entirety.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those with little more than a passing interest in Middle East affairs and a memory longer than a few weeks could decipher the real reason for these Zionist desperates trying to roll Jeremy Corbyn.

Clearly they place more value in 'a little country far away', AKA the Bandit State, than their own party and its chances of winning the next election.

With the current trend of anti-incumbency and scorn for the elites Jeremy Corbyn with enemies like this, has an even better chance of electoral success.

Grappler said...

Craig Murray's argument is persuasive. The Blairites, who were so pro-Remain, seem more out of touch with the population than Corbyn, who understood that there is no definitive answer to the Leave-Remain question. Surely they should be keeping a low profile at the moment. And yet they are the ones baying for the blood of Corbyn who was never totally persuaded by the Remain cause - though he did support it as the lesser of two evils. He comes across as the most sincere politician in England. The fact that they are playing this card now smacks of desperation. Tony Benn must be turning in his grave!