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A bit of politics. Criminal history from 1680-1980. Via the prism of newspapers (esp Times), court transcripts, maps etc
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9 Feb
Ken Loach in 1987 tried to direct Perdition.

Written by Jim Allen, it was based on soviet antisemitic propaganda which 'took the greatest tragedy in Jewish history, the Holocaust, and transformed it into a product of Jewish treachery from which Zionists benefitted.'
'that Zionism and Hitler "needed" one another. According to one of the lead characters in the play, the Jews of Hungary "were murdered not just by the force of German arms but by calculated treachery of their own Jewish leaders".'
Dr Stephen Roth: "Perdition is a libel against all those who lived through and fought and mostly perished in the Holocaust."

Know who Ken Loach really is. 3/3
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1 Jan 20
Labour leadership hopeful Ian Lavery:

Is a convicted football hooligan.

"That is why I have absolutely no respect for the police." 1/7
He was actually fined £200, not £1,000 that he claims.

Perhaps he might have remembered how much it was if he had paid the fine himself, and not got the NUM to pay it on his behalf, something which they appear to have done on many occasions (see upcoming thread). 2
He evidently liked showing his lack of respect for the police during the miners' strike, being the first arrested in Northumberland & was arrested at least '6 or 7 times' [too many to count?], usually for assaults on the police. 3
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8 Dec 19
Exclusive.

You have heard the claims that Corbyn wanted to close down MI5, here is the evidence:

'bosses striking force: dissolution of special squads... Special Branch, MI5'. 1/6
Corbyn was elected (in 1st place) to the steering committee of the Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory (SCLV).

Promoting a manifesto that not only campaigned to dissolve MI5, but that 'the capitalist police are an enemy of the working class'. 2
SCLV manifesto mixed sensible ideas, along with current crazy Labour policies, along with even more lunacy.

'Make the bosses pay, not the working class. Millions for hospitals, not a penny for defence!'

'Nationalise the banks & financial institutions without compensation.' 3
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8 Dec 19
If anyone asks about Corbyn & the (Provisional) IRA, show them this thread of threads.

Corbyn invites two convicted IRA terrorists to tea on the terrace of the House of Commons, just days after the IRA murdered five, including an MP. 1/18
Corbyn was arrested for demonstrating outside the 'show trial' of the 'POW' Patrick Magee, the Brighton bomber. 2
Corbyn lies about meeting the IRA pt I: Martin McGuiness. 3
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8 Dec 19
In nearly every major riot over the last 40 years, Corbyn has either supported the rioters or castigated the police.

For example Corbyn campaigned for the 'rioters' who in 2009 attacked Downing St & the Israeli embassy. 1/10

Of course Corbyn himself was at this event and was one of the rabble-rousers who spurred on the crowd. 2

During the 1994 Hyde Park riots, Corbyn who had chaired the demo said:

"The police deliberately charged the demonstrators"

And "blamed police incompetence for the way in which the demonstration erupted into violence." 3
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7 Dec 19
This is what the Iranian's got for £20,000.

Corbyn: "recognise it's a very successful country in many ways, there are more women than men in university".

If you ignore the oppression, the hanging of gay people from cranes, the executions etc. 1/10
'Marking the 35th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution in Iran'

'The case for Iran - Jeremy B Corbyn (MP)'

Take a look at the other speakers, nice bunch. 2
At the event, Corbyn gave a potted history of post 1979 Iran (which omitted any mention of the Ayatollahs). 3
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7 Dec 19
Snow: "Do you regret the thousands of pounds you took off the Iran state broadcaster when working for them?"

Corbyn: "I took part in some programmes on Press TV, I stopped doing anything with Press TV when they dealt with the elections in the way they did."

Liar.

#GE19 1/13
The election in Iran were in June 2009. Corbyn in fact only STARTED working for the Iranians state in June 2009.

And rather than stop working for them, actually continued to work for them for 3 more years. 2
Some presenters did indeed quit Press TV in June '09, like Nick Ferrari.

Corbyn did cancel a show as the news broke, but like George Galloway and Lauren Booth continued to be paid by the Iranians and promote their twisted propaganda, as they oppressed their people. 3
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5 Dec 19
Even during the cold war, Corbyn wanted Britain out of NATO. [Daily Express 8 June 1987, p. 5]

Unsurprising if you consider his views on the Soviet Union, NATO and the cold war.

We are not safe under Corbyn. 1/10
Corbyn: 'British foreign policy has been a furious hatred, promulgated by the Government through the media, of the Soviet Union & of everything the Soviet Union does. [Hansard HC Deb 18 Jun 1986] 2
Corbyn: 'we are constantly fed a diet of pro-American propaganda from the Govt, through the newspapers & a diet of anti-Soviet propaganda.'

Did he want more Soviet propaganda? 3
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4 Dec 19
Corbyn in 2014: "That should have been the time for NATO to shut up shop, give up, go home and go away"

We are not safe under Labour #NATO #GE19 1/6
Corbyn: The absurd spatchcock of a history that NATO has been treating us to over the last few weeks needs to be challenged... In 1948 NATO was founded in order to promote a cold war with the Soviet Union.

According to Corbyn NATO was created to promote the cold war! 2/6
NATO did intervene in the Balkans and to stop the genocide and ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. 3

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3 Dec 19
Corbyn: 'NATO endangers us all'

Are we safe under Labour? 1/9
'NATO belligerence endangers us all'

'Peace campaigners in Britain need to look at the dangers of the mutual defence agreement with the US'.

Are we safe under Labour? 2
'NATO: A monopoly of expansion'

'The battle of words with Russia over Crimea cannot hide NATO's relentless march into eastern Europe & appetite for war in central Asia & Africa'

[after Russia annexed Crimea]

Are we safe under Labour? 3
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2 Dec 19
Here's Corbyn on Hezbollah's TV station Aletejah.

"It's not a question of whether I agree with every dot and comma of Hamas policy, or every dot and comma of Fatah policy."

I don't agree with any aspect of their policies, but evidently Corbyn agrees with parts of them. 1/5
Hamas policy:

'Israel will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it.'

A7 'Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stone & trees. The stone and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me come & kill him.' 2
A13 'There is no solution to the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives & international conference are all a waste of time & vain endeavours.'

A15 'Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem, In face of the Jews' usurpation of Palestine.' 3
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1 Dec 19
In July 1994, a car bomb exploded outside the Israeli embassy in west London, a few hours later a second CAR bomb exploded outside a Jewish charity in north London.

Jeremy Corbyn spent nearly two decades campaigning for the convicted terrorists responsible. 1/13
Fortunately there were no fatalities, but 20 people were injured.

Israeli PM Rabin said they were 'part of a ploy by Islamic fundamentalists to try and sabotage the growing chance of a comprehensive Middle-East peace.' 2
Several people were arrested and eventually tried including Jawad Botmeh and Samar Alami.

Of note is that the explosive that Botmeh and Alami made TATP, was the same used by the shoe bomber Richard Reid. 3
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1 Dec 19
Corbyn: "Together with Ken Livingstone & others we built up regular contact with Sinn Fein [IRA's political wing], we were condemned by our own party leadership for so doing, condemned by many people for so doing."

Let's take a look at a few of the condemnations. 1/12
The first Labour leader to condemn Corbyn & Livingstone (& John McDonnell) was Michael Foot back in 1982 when they invited Adams, McGuiness & Morrison to meet them in London in the middle of an IRA terror campaign in 1982. 2
In 1984 Corbyn was again condemned after inviting 2 convicted IRA terrorist to Parliament, just days after they murdered 5 people at Brighton.

Neil Kinnock accused Corbyn of acting "stupidly"
The chief whip said he was "indifferent to the outrage, the suffering and the killing"
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30 Nov 19
Can we trust Corbyn to keep us safe when he has a voting record on terrorism like this (2005-09)?

Corbyn (& Abbott & McDonnell) was one of 16 Labour MP's which voted against Labour's Terrorism Bill (2nd Reading). 1/17
Corbyn (& Abbott & McDonnell) was one of 34 Lab MPs who wanted to introduce an 'element of intent' into laws governing the encouragement of terrorism. 2
Corbyn (& Abbott & McDonnell) was one of 27 Lab MPs who wanted to delete the 'glorification of terrorism provision.' 3
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29 Nov 19
Would you trust this man to keep us safe?

"I'm not happy with the shoot to kill policy" 1/4
Would you trust this man to keep us safe?

Neil: "our special forced have located the new leader of ISIS in their sights, they can get him, do you give the go ahead to take him?"

Corbyn: "Let's find out what the situation is"
Would you trust this man to keep us safe?

Neil: "Would you take him out?"

Corbyn: "I would take the appropriate decisions at that time when I knew the circumstances"
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28 Nov 19
Corbyn took it as a compliment that he had an unfortunate habit of talking to people ['who have unpleasant views about Israel and Jews'] and no other leader has this sort of history.

This thread takes a look at some of Corbyn's friends & people who he's defended. 1/13
Corbyn's known Ken Livingstone since 1971 and neither of them ever experienced any antisemitism in the Labour Party!

Corbyn thinks he's an anti-racist. Most people think he's an antisemite.

Ken quit Labour before he was expelled. 2
Corbyn's is also friends with Marc Wadsworth, and claims that he's a an anti-racist campaigner as well. Wadsworth is the man who abused Ruth Smeeth at the Chakrabarti report launch

Wadsworth was expelled from Labour over that incident. 3
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27 Nov 19
The chief rabbi says that Corbyn is "unfit for high office" and that "a new poison - sanctioned from the very top - has taken root" in the Labour Party.

Labour say that he's an anti-racist.

What does the evidence say? 1/11
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Corbyn calls the Islamist terrorist group Hamas 'friends'.

The Hamas covenant:

"Until Moslems fight the Jews (killing them), when the Jews hide behind stones & trees. The trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him" 2
Corbyn: "Hamas brings about long-term peace & social justice and political justice"

"labelling them terrorists is a big, big historical mistake.

According to Amnesty, Hamas 'has displayed a flagrant disregard for the most fundamental human rights norms'
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25 Nov 19
Corbyn and Venezuela pt II

Making Another World Possible

AKA Making Britain into Venezuela.

Vote Corbyn get Chavez & Castro. 1/11
Corbyn supported Chavez & his Socialist Revolution, & was evidently concerned about his illness.

'In a passionate speech Mr Corbyn said: "We want him well, we want him back and we want him to continue to bring social justice to the people of Venezuela' [MS 12 Jan 2013] 2/11
Chavez was not mourned by many, Corbyn & McDonnell were among only 9 MPs who signed this EDM regretting his untimely death and his 'steadfast' opposition to 'Western Imperialism'. 3/11
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24 Nov 19
Corbyn wants to radically change this country.

The problem is his template is Venezuela, and we know how well that's working out.

'an inspiration to the rest of the world and the voice of an alternative to the US & British neoliberal agenda'
[Morning Star 5 Dec 2005] 1/13
Corbyn (and co-conspirator John McDonnell) have signed countless Early Day Motions like these congratulating Hugo Chavez, the Bolivarian revolution and all the achievement of Venezuela (but never anything negative). 2/13
In May 2006 Hugo paid an unofficial visit to London.

Corbyn: 'His contribution to the elimination of poverty is a huge step forward [make everyone poor] is a huge step forward... There are lessons here that we can all learn.' 3/13
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24 Nov 19
Corbynomics: Trade

Most people don't know that Corbyn actually opposes/ed the WTO & its predecessor GATT treaties.

Why?

Well, have you seen the state of the Burkina Faso film industry? 1/10
'a huge proportion of power has been handed over to the WTO in the name of promoting the idea of a free market economy all round the world, with all the devastation that will cause for jobs in this country & for living standards in the poorest parts of the world'. 2/11
'There seems to be an understanding that GATT is something that we should all welcome & that anyone who opposes it is somehow a heretic or an anti-Christ & therefore should be allowed to enter the debate.' 3/11
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23 Nov 19
Many remain voters might be tempted by Corbyn's claims that he will be neutral on EU/Referendum. Don't be fooled, this is what he really thinks:

'The EU project has nothing to do with workers rights, protecting the environment or raising living standards," Mr Corbyn argues.' 1/9
'It has been and will be about cutting back on wages, social services and workers' rights in order to suit big business.' 2/9
'Ultimately, for Mr Corbyn, the European Union represents a threat to democracy. The European Commission can lay down legislation with the agreement of the Council of Ministers, which then overrides national parliaments.' 3/9
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