With Covid19 sweeping the country , and death rates rising sharply, the departure of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader this weekend won't make the front page news. But it could easily have been very different. Corbyn's programme – of renationalising the railways and the utilities, of making good the years of underinvestment in our public services (including the NHS), and getting rid of zero-hours contracts, would by any objective assessment have benefited the vast majority of the British public. In the end though, his background in ‘Stop the War’ activism and advocacy for Palestinian rights meant he was a marked man. Corbyn and his supporters have blamed the 'right-wing' or 'corporate' media' for his demise. But that's too broad-brush. The brutal, unavoidable, 'politically incorrect' truth has to be stated however unpalatable or shocking some may find it. What really did for Corbyn were 'Friends of Israel' in his own party, and outside of it. Corbyn was relentlessly traduced as an 'antisemite' yet tragically the lifelong anti-racist, who counted many left-wing Jews as his closest friends, never fought back, and so the smear campaign intensified. A fraudulent narrative which said that not only that Corbyn was an 'antisemite' but that the Labour… Read full this story
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