A bit of politics.
Criminal history from 1680-1980. Via the prism of newspapers (esp Times), court transcripts, maps etc
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Feb 9, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
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".'
Jan 1, 2020 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
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
Dec 8, 2019 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
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
Dec 8, 2019 • 18 tweets • 5 min read
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: "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
Dec 7, 2019 • 13 tweets • 7 min read
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."
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
Dec 5, 2019 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
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
Dec 4, 2019 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
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
Dec 3, 2019 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
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
Dec 2, 2019 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
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
'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
Dec 1, 2019 • 13 tweets • 6 min read
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
Dec 1, 2019 • 12 tweets • 6 min read
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
Nov 30, 2019 • 18 tweets • 6 min read
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
Nov 29, 2019 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
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"
Nov 28, 2019 • 14 tweets • 9 min read
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
Nov 27, 2019 • 11 tweets • 6 min read
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.
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
Nov 24, 2019 • 13 tweets • 6 min read
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
Nov 24, 2019 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Most people don't know that Corbyn actually opposes/ed the WTO & its predecessor GATT treaties.
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
Nov 23, 2019 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
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