Full marks to Len McCluskey for his direct challenge to the phoney charges of anti-Semitism being regurgitated daily by a toxic anti-Corbyn, anti-socialist amalgam of Tories/Blairites and self-styled well-heeled leaders of the ‘Jewish community’ who, by the way, criticise Jeremy for attending a meeting of genuine Jewish activists of which they don’t approve.
Len said he did not personally support mandatory re-selection – meaning all MPs would face an open selection battle before an election – but added: ‘I look with disgust at the behaviour of the Corbyn-hater MPs who join forces with the most reactionary elements of the media establishment and I understand why there is a growing demand for mandatory reselection.’
He added: ‘To watch as these so-called social democrats tried to demean and attack, in front of our enemy, a decent and honourable man who has fought racism and anti-Semitism all his life and who has breathed life and hope back into the hearts of millions, especially the young, made my stomach churn. To see Tory MPs cheer and applaud them was shameful.’
Fine words from Len. But his non-support for mandatory re-selection is puzzling as this fifth column in the PLP appear to be unassailable and free to continue their sabotage without the Party membership able to hold them to account.
Incidentally, Keir Starmer introduces another twist in the anti-Semitic turmoil. He said ‘there is also a cultural question. Part of that cultural question is to stop those denying that there is even a problem. That is part of the problem. So, I am afraid I disagree with Len on this.’
How dare they deny the charge of anti-semitism!
What’s next? The equivalent of the medieval rack or the ducking stool to extract confessions to a crime they did not commit?