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Research consultant & Hackney activist; Tweets on politics, pop culture, sociology, cooking; 'ideologically damaged'; Images from the Bettyverse. (she/her)
May 7 9 tweets 2 min read
This thread is part of the account from @EagletonOliver's book 'The Starmer Project' of John McDonnell's role in pushing Labour towards remain. There's a lot more detail in the book, which is both well written and informative. I hope this thread encourages people to read it. After Corbyn won the leadership the second time in 2016, he wanted a shadow cabinet that rewarded loyalty and minimised hostility but didn't just contain Corbynites. McDonnell pushed for Starmer on the grounds that his inclusion would legitimise the leadership with other MPs.
Feb 22 4 tweets 2 min read
In just 73 seconds Amber A'Lee Frost explains the antisemitism witch-hunt in the Labour Party
This clip is taken from the end of Daniel Taylor (@ComplaintsOn) & my conversation: 'Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party WTF'
Click here to watch in full @ComplaintsOn This is from the brilliant Chapo Traphouse podcast episode 288 released over three years ago (on 10 February 2019). For the full segment on Corbyn and antisemitism, click below.
Oct 27, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Here's my video response to the Labour Party's investigation of me. I'm Jewish and facing allegations of antisemitism.
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Huge thanks to @ComplaintsOn for editing this video. Do check out his own channel here: youtube.com/c/Complaintson…
Oct 6, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
I've just submitted this response to a notice of investigation from the Labour Party accusing me of antisemitism.
For background on the so-called accusations against me, see the links in the next two tweets in this thread.
Big thanks to all who've supported me on Twitter. ImageImage This thread details all 14 pieces of evidence cited by the Labour Party as proof that I'm antisemitic
Sep 11, 2021 17 tweets 5 min read
I'm being investigated by Labour for action that "undermines the Party’s ability to campaign against racism" and "may reasonably be seen to involve antisemitic actions, stereotypes and sentiments". Summary charges are below with links to the 14 items in the rest of the thread. EXHIBIT 1
This article that @abbyhoffmann and I wrote on Jewish identity, specifically this sentence: "The weaponisation of anti-semitism against the left and how it is used to silence criticism of Israel are well-rehearsed." morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/how-…