If the Labour Party thinks it is wise to cave in to all and sundry who claim they were libelled in the anti-Semitism, anti-Corbyn smear period, and if, as has been suggested on Labour List that this could cost the Party up to £8 million then it will be on a hiding to nothing. I really do not want to see my membership subs paying off those who rode on this bandwagon. Another irritating indicator of where the Party is heading has been its response to the Russia interference report. It seems we want to out-Tory the Tories, and now our big idea is to call on OFCOM to review RT’s broadcasting licence because it was mentioned in passing in the report of the Intelligence and Security committee. That will have Putin quaking in his boots, but will serve no useful purpose at all, since apparently most consumers of RT’s output get it from YouTube and on the Internet—its TV viewers may number just 0.02% of the whole UK TV audience. Are we worried that these people are like a Rusky equivalent of the anti-Nazi resistance, tuning in to receive their coded instructions? Let people make their own minds up. I’m surprised there hasn’t been a backlash from the right wing anti ‘cancel’ culture brigade.
Of course there will (I imagine) be things the Party is doing which deserve support and aren’t reported in the mainstream media. But since the Party rarely communicates with its members these days (if my experience is anything to go by) it’s hard to tell. I have to rely almost entirely on the British media to find out, and they of course are not biased at all.
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