Worth watching: The program that many in the UK are talking about

July 12, 2019


The British paper The Guardian has been criticized for printing another pro-Corbyn letter this week from a group of “200 Jews”, when on closer reflection many are not Jewish. Alongside signatories who are Jewish such as Noam Chomsky and Norman Finkelstein, are hardcore antisemites who are not Jewish, including Elleanne Green. Examples of her Facebook postings are in the screenshots above.



Many who have spoken out against antisemitism in the Labour Party have been routinely abused by Corbyn supporters, both online and in person. Above, an example of antisemitic abuse that Luciana Berger MP has been subjected to. Together with other MPs she resigned from the Labour Party after party leader Corbyn refused to properly stand by her.



[Note by Tom Gross]

A number of subscribers to this list have written asking where they can see the much talked about BBC Panorama program on anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s British Labour Party, which was broadcast on Wednesday evening.

You can watch the program here:


Eight former Labour staffers, seven of whom are not Jewish, have spoken to the BBC of their experience in dealing with antisemitism complaints, which include Holocaust denial and praise for Hitler. For objecting to the party’s antisemitism, they have all been forced out of the Labour party, and threatened with legal action by lawyers acting for the Labour party.

On the program, Sam Matthews, the Labour Party’s Head of Disputes from 2016-2018, said that the abuse he suffered from Corbyn supporters when he tried to investigate anti-Semitism, pushed him to the brink of suicide. Another of his team says she suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of the vicious attacks on her.

Matthews, who is not Jewish, says “Jeremy Corbyn has done more to inflame antisemitism [in Britain] than any [major] political figure since Second World War.”

Since the program was broadcast on Wednesday evening, others who gave interviews in the program have been subjected to personal abuse from Corbyn supporters who have published their addresses online.

Louise Ellman MP, who was interviewed in the program, was inundated with messages from Corbyn supporters yesterday calling her a “Jewish bitch”.

The (Muslim) (Labour) mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has also been subjected to a torrent of abuse after he condemned his own party’s antisemitism.


Among articles published yesterday in the wake of the Panorama program:

The Labour elite are willing to sacrifice Jews for their messianic belief in a Leninist future

Labour antisemitism: 30 [more] whistleblowers to give evidence [against Corbyn] to EHRC

Labour antisemitism whistleblower: ‘In 30 years I’ll be very proud of myself’


Among my past dispatches on Corbyn:



Britain’s “next?” prime minister called terrorist who helped blow up café, “brother”


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