Corbyn’s Colleagues

6 09 2015
Paul Lurudee & Peter Eyre

Paul Larudee and Peter Eyre on Press TV Iran

 

 

Judge a man by the company he keeps – in this case judge Jeremy Corbyn by his association with these two – as mentioned in this previous post.

Others have already written extensively about these characters, but they have not made the link to Corbyn, who has shared platforms with them. Read the rest of this entry »





Corbyn’s Unwholesome Connections

6 09 2015
Jeremy Corbyn at PRC Event

Jeremy Corbyn at PRC Event

There has been a focus on Jeremy Corbyn’s links to the group Interpal – see here – but I can reveal his close association with another group that could give nightmares to the UK security chiefs required to brief him; The PRC.

The Palestine Return Centre was exposed earlier this year in a Sunday Telegraph investigation into a cluster of extremist groups in a building in North London. Of the PRC, they said: Read the rest of this entry »





Blind Eye to Racism

23 05 2011

Category: Anti-semitism

Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson thinks the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) does a great job. His endorsement comes just as the PCC has rejected a complaint against the Spectator, which he edits.

Here’s what Nelson has had to say about the PCC:

As an Editor of a magazine, the PCC come onto us all the time; it takes it very seriously. If you contravene their code you’ve got to apologise for it. They hold you to account…it works.
Fraser Nelson, Newsnight 13 May 2011

You have to what? Oh, apologise. Read the rest of this entry »





Stockton Syndrome and the Savoy

4 04 2011

Category: Media, Anti-semitism

Sir Alistair Horne CBE made a mistake recently; he went to a restaurant he knew 70 years ago, hoping it would be as it was.

Horne was reviewing the restaurant for The Spectator. Unfortunately they published it – click here to read it.

Newly re-opened, the glitzy refurbished Savoy Grill is owned by a Saudi Arabian and operated by Gordon Ramsay –  see here. It’s a little like going to Versailles and discovering the café there has changed since Marie Antoinette ran the place.

Horne chose to channel his disappointment into some casual anti-semitism. Here is an excerpt from his review, the block letters are added: Read the rest of this entry »





Rowan Laxton Speaks…

12 12 2010

Category; Rowan Laxton, Criminal Law, Anti-Semitism, Middle East

© Daily Telegraph

Professor Geoffrey Pullum has been speaking up for Rowan Laxton on his blog. It’s interesting to read the views on the subject of a distinguished American academic living in the UK especially as he’s had the benefit of a phone conversation with Laxton himself… Read the rest of this entry »





Jenny Tonge and Political Reality

28 11 2010

Category: Politics, Middle East, Anti-Semitism

It’s hard to feel sorry for a man because he’s been elevated to the House of Lords, but I do.

That man is Monroe Palmer – click here for a profile. The reason I feel sorry for him is that I can’t help wondering whether his elevation is an act of enormous cynicism by his party, the Liberal Democrats: That they have installed him as a counterbalance to Baroness Jenny Tonge. Read the rest of this entry »





Don’t tell the Minister…

15 09 2010

Category: anti-semitism, Media, Middle East, Politics

British Foreign Secretary William Hague has revealed he knew nothing about EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht’s comments about irrational Jews and the Jewish Lobby.

Louise Ellman MP asked whether he’d heard them during Foreign Office Questions in Parliament. He hadn’t. Hague knew nothing at all about de Gucht’s comments.

He certainly wouldn’t have heard them from the BBC, which decided not to report the matter. It now appears the Foreign Office decided to leave it off ministerial briefings too. Click on ‘read the rest’ to read the exchange… Read the rest of this entry »