In what could be labelled, the Left devouring its own, seven U.K. Labour members broke with the party yesterday over concerns about Brexit and what ex-Party member, Luciana Berger called, “institutional antisemitism”.
Berger stated that she was “embarrassed and ashamed” of what the U.K Labour Party had now become.
According to The Australian’s, Greg Sheridan, the seven M.P. Labour-exit is not unwarranted. Sheridan’s aptly titled piece, ‘Stinging rebuke to a Marxist takeover’,1 backed Berger and her reasons for the seven M.P. exit. ‘
Jeremy Corbyn, the thirty-six year political veteran, and Socialist, who ascended to the Labour leadership back in 2015, has ‘brought a toxic, regressive, crude political culture’ to the party.
Anyone who thinks that sectarian hatreds, foul abuse and ideological extremism are monopolized by the far Right, need only look at Corbyn and his extremely unlovely cadre of close supporters.2
In 2016, a year after Corbyn became leader, Nick Cohen, The Spectator (U.K), featured an appeal from a Labour Party member, who chose to be called Chris, for ‘fear of abuse’ stated:
I write this as a passionate leftist and liberal. Corybn was against peace in Ireland, for the Iranian religious Right, for anti-Semites, Pro-Putin, Against Self-determination [Falkland Islands]…3
In addition, Hadley Freeman, in March last year, wrote a lengthy piece for the leftist aligned, online media heavy-weight, The Guardian, expressing frustration at the Labour leader’s “blind eye to anti-Semitism”.
This shouldn’t be a surprise, though. As Troy Bramston noted, ‘Corbyn (who has given degrees of support to terrorist organizations) and his Marxist shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, have terminated Labour’s Blair-Brown legacy […] Class warfare and the politics of envy are its watchwords.’4
The same frustration, angst and confusion being felt today, is similar to those of Allied troops, who were thrown into a world war, that most of them and the West never wanted. Nazism forced people to take sides. Leftism is doing the same.
Perhaps Berger and the six M.P.’s who stand alongside her is a sign of hope. Hope that some on the Left are not afraid to turn to their own side and say enough is enough; Leftism has gone too far and we will not let it go any further. If so, their task will not be easy.
Luciana Berger and the six other M.P.’s might be looking for a more centrist position, but as is evident since Hilary Clinton lost the 2016 election in the United States, thanks to Leftism, centrism is a luxury, few can now afford.
Communism is as communism does.
- Greg Sheridan, The Australian, Wednesday 20th February 2019 (p.9)
- Ibid, 2019
- Nick Cohen, The Spectator, Why You Shouldn’t Vote for Corbyn, 24th August 2016
- Troy Bramston, The Australian, Grab for the Centre as parties pulled to the extremes, 20th February 2019 (p.9)
- Times reporter, Rachel Sylvester ‘Corbynistas’