Last night’s hard-hitting BBC Panorama expose suggested Mr Corbyn’s closest advisors tried to wrestle personal control over handling of anti-Semitism complaints against party members after he took over as leader.
Deputy leader Tom Watson and London Mayor Sadiq Khan were among those who spoke out following accusations made in Wednesday’s BBC Panorama documentary.
Mr Watson said he was “shocked” and “appalled” by the claims.
Labour has insisted the programme was inaccurate and denied any interference.
Well, they would, wouldn’t they. Nevertheless, few who saw the programme (UK residents who missed it can see it here ) could have failed to have been moved by the members of Labour’s disputes team, two of whom (non-Jews) contemplated suicide after hounding by the party’s political structures, including the leader’s office. The disputes team investigating claims of anti-Semitism is supposed to operate independently.
Bullying is the Labour leadership’s favourite tactic. It has become a way of life for them. Leftists think and act like protofascists. Control is the key; control through fear. Blinded by their own self-righteousness, Corbyn and his cronies are unable to differentiate between right and wrong. For them, moral clarity is nasty and uncouth. They prefer moral relativism.
However, what really got my goat was the Labour party’s response to the programme’s reference to Corbyn’s conspiratorial actions regarding Israel. In 2012, sixteen Egyptian border guards were killed. The Egyptian government stated that jihadists were to blame. Nevertheless, Corbyn went on Iranian state TV a week later to declare that “I suspect the hand of Israel in this whole process of destabilisation.”
So what did the leadership do in response to this segment? They went on the attack by stating that Corbyn’s “speculation about the attacks on Egyptian border guards was based on previous well documented incidents of killings of Egyptian military by the Israeli military.” Unfortunately, the Beeb, as it’s wont, did not counter this pathetic response with the truth: one incident, in 2011, where two Egyptian soldiers were killed in crossfire as the IDF chased militants along the border. It also did not reveal that since that single incident, Israeli joint actions with Egypt against the jihadists has saved the lives of hundreds of Egyptian soldiers. The BBC, it seems, can only go so far when it comes to truth about Israel.