567 days ago
Just five minutes ago, I explained at great length why everyone should support the idea behind BlackLivesMatter and why it is not the same as the statement WhiteLivesMatter. However, it becomes harder to support BlackLivesMatter – the organisation – as its protestors attack the Police and say that they wish to defund the Old Bill, or when its organisers say they wish to end capitalism. As each statue of great men such as Grant, Lincoln or Guy topples, some who may sympathise edge away. And now comes the ant-semitism. If the tweet below was sent by an ordinary citizen there would be calls for Police involvement.
569 days ago
Yesterday, the Labour party sacked Rebecca Long Bailey from its Front Bench as she endorsed an article, in the little read online rag the Independent, by an actress who thinks we care what celebs think and which contained a clear antisemitic trope. Yet many in Labour are rushing to her defence, including Guardian columnist Owen Jones and the Corbynite journalist Ash Sarkar whose tweet is below.