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'''Jess Phillips''' (born 9 October 1981) is a British [[Labour Party]] politician who became the [[Member of Parliament]] (MP) for the constituency of Birmingham Yardley in the 2015 General Election, and was re-elected in June 2017. She is chair of the [[Women's Parliamentary Labour Party]] (WPLP)<ref>[https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/06/labour-female-mps-commons-bloc-womens-issues-jess-phillips "Labour's female MPs vow to use Commons strength to improve lives of women"]</ref> and a member of [[Labour Friends of Israel]].
 
'''Jess Phillips''' (born 9 October 1981) is a British [[Labour Party]] politician who became the [[Member of Parliament]] (MP) for the constituency of Birmingham Yardley in the 2015 General Election, and was re-elected in June 2017. She is chair of the [[Women's Parliamentary Labour Party]] (WPLP)<ref>[https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/06/labour-female-mps-commons-bloc-womens-issues-jess-phillips "Labour's female MPs vow to use Commons strength to improve lives of women"]</ref> and a member of [[Labour Friends of Israel]].
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==Desire to replace Jeremy Corbyn==
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Jess Phillips reported to [[Owen Jones]] in December 2015 that she had told Jeremy Corbyn and his staff "to their faces: 'The day that ... you are hurting us more than you are helping us, I won't knife you in the back, I'll knife you in the front', if it looked as though he was damaging Labour's chances of winning the next general election."<ref>{{cite news|last=Perraudin|first=Frances|url=https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/dec/14/labour-mp-jess-phillips-knife-corbyn-vote-loser-general-election|title=Labour MP Jess Phillips will 'knife Corbyn in the front' if he damages party|work=The Guardian|date=14 December 2015|accessdate=13 August 2016}}</ref> Responding to criticism about her use of language, Phillips said on Twitter:
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:"I am no more going to actually knife [[Jeremy Corbyn]] than I am actually a breath of fresh air, or a pain in the arse".<ref>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TcLhDTUxVs "I would knife Jeremy Corbyn in the front not the back"] Owen Jones meets Jess Phillips''</ref>
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[[Kit Knightly]] wrote in March 2019 that Jess Phillips was the "''Establishment Pick to Replace Corbyn''".<ref>https://off-guardian.org/2019/03/15/jess-phillips-emerges-as-establishment-pick-to-replace-corbyn/</ref>
  
 
Jess Phillips is a vocal critic of [[Leader of the Labour Party|Labour leader]] [[Jeremy Corbyn]] and has threatened to stab him "in the front".<ref>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K85EMBkNG8s "Sociopath Labour feminist Jess Phillips threatens to stab Jeremy Corbyn 'in the front'"]''</ref>
 
Jess Phillips is a vocal critic of [[Leader of the Labour Party|Labour leader]] [[Jeremy Corbyn]] and has threatened to stab him "in the front".<ref>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K85EMBkNG8s "Sociopath Labour feminist Jess Phillips threatens to stab Jeremy Corbyn 'in the front'"]''</ref>
  
On 21 February 2019, Jess Phillips made what could be the most ludicrous accusation of [[antisemitism]]:
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On 21 February 2019, Jess Phillips stated that "My red line is the [[antisemitism]]. I think that there is an opportunity for [[Jeremy Corbyn]] to really comment very very strongly and say things like… what happened with the [[Labour Party]] students this week when they put ‘[[Palestine]] lives’ at the announcement of [[Joan Ryan]] leaving, that that is antisemitic and it has to stop." [[Jewish Voice for Labour]] noted that:
:"My red line is the [[antisemitism]]. I think that there is an opportunity for [[Jeremy Corbyn]] to really comment very very strongly and say things like… what happened with the [[Labour Party]] students this week when they put ‘[[Palestine]] lives’ at the announcement of [[Joan Ryan]] leaving, that that is antisemitic and it has to stop."
 
 
 
But correcting the record, grassroots group [[Jewish Voice for Labour]] said:
 
 
:"[[Joan Ryan]] is a non-[[Jewish]] MP whose activities as chair of [[Labour Friends of Israel]] have pitted her repeatedly against supporters of justice for [[Palestine]]…Yoking her resignation with the slogan “Palestine Lives” seems entirely justifiable and carries no hint of hostility towards [[Jews]]. The fact that the tweet seems to have been removed is a reflection of the gagging of pro-Palestinian voices that Ryan and her allies promote.<ref>''[https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/02/22/watch-jess-phillips-mp-make-the-most-ludicrous-accusation-of-antisemitism-to-date/ "Watch Jess Phillips MP make the most ludicrous accusation of antisemitism to date"]''</ref>
 
:"[[Joan Ryan]] is a non-[[Jewish]] MP whose activities as chair of [[Labour Friends of Israel]] have pitted her repeatedly against supporters of justice for [[Palestine]]…Yoking her resignation with the slogan “Palestine Lives” seems entirely justifiable and carries no hint of hostility towards [[Jews]]. The fact that the tweet seems to have been removed is a reflection of the gagging of pro-Palestinian voices that Ryan and her allies promote.<ref>''[https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/02/22/watch-jess-phillips-mp-make-the-most-ludicrous-accusation-of-antisemitism-to-date/ "Watch Jess Phillips MP make the most ludicrous accusation of antisemitism to date"]''</ref>
  
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In October 2015, Jess Phillips caused controversy by mocking [[Philip Davies]] MP for trying to get a debate about International Men's Day.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34844723|title=Guide to International Men's Day|first=Brian|last=Wheeler|date=19 November 2015|publisher=|accessdate=25 November 2016|via=http://www.bbc.co.uk}}</ref> Phillips said "You’ll have to excuse me for laughing. As the only woman on this committee, it seems like every day to me is International Men’s Day."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.itv.com/news/2015-10-30/labour-mp-jess-phillips-targeted-by-trolls-after-scoffing-at-mens-rights-debate-request/|title=Labour MP Jess Phillips targeted by trolls after scoffing at men's rights debate request|work=ITV News|date=30 October 2015|accessdate=17 January 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11969823/Philip-Davies-MP-Political-correctness-is-damaging-men.html|title=Philip Davies MP: 'Political correctness is damaging men'|publisher=|accessdate=25 November 2016}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|last=Dathan|first=Matt|url=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mp-wins-battle-for-international-mens-day-debate-in-parliament-a6730391.html|title=Tory MP wins battle for International Men's Day debate in Parliament|work=The Independent|date=11 November 2015|accessdate=13 August 2016}}</ref> Following her objections, Phillips was subjected to rape threats on social media.<ref>{{cite news |last1=Perraudin |first1=Frances |title=MPs rally in support of colleague subjected to rape threats |url=https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/30/mps-rally-support-colleague-threats-jess-philips-twitter |accessdate=31 October 2015 |work=The Guardian |date=30 October 2015 }}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.itv.com/news/2015-10-30/labour-mp-jess-phillips-targeted-by-trolls-after-scoffing-at-mens-rights-debate-request/|title=Labour MP Jess Phillips targeted by trolls after scoffing at men's rights debate request|work=ITV News}}</ref> Phillips said she did not attend the debate in November to avoid her clash with Davies becoming the dominant issue.<ref>{{cite news|last=Phillips|first=Jess|url=https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/we-need-international-mens-day-about-as-much-as-a-white-history-month-or-able-body-action-day-a6740646.html|title=We need International Men's Day about as much as white history month, or able body action day|work=The Independent|date=19 November 2015|accessdate=13 August 2016}}</ref>
 
In October 2015, Jess Phillips caused controversy by mocking [[Philip Davies]] MP for trying to get a debate about International Men's Day.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34844723|title=Guide to International Men's Day|first=Brian|last=Wheeler|date=19 November 2015|publisher=|accessdate=25 November 2016|via=http://www.bbc.co.uk}}</ref> Phillips said "You’ll have to excuse me for laughing. As the only woman on this committee, it seems like every day to me is International Men’s Day."<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.itv.com/news/2015-10-30/labour-mp-jess-phillips-targeted-by-trolls-after-scoffing-at-mens-rights-debate-request/|title=Labour MP Jess Phillips targeted by trolls after scoffing at men's rights debate request|work=ITV News|date=30 October 2015|accessdate=17 January 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11969823/Philip-Davies-MP-Political-correctness-is-damaging-men.html|title=Philip Davies MP: 'Political correctness is damaging men'|publisher=|accessdate=25 November 2016}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|last=Dathan|first=Matt|url=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-mp-wins-battle-for-international-mens-day-debate-in-parliament-a6730391.html|title=Tory MP wins battle for International Men's Day debate in Parliament|work=The Independent|date=11 November 2015|accessdate=13 August 2016}}</ref> Following her objections, Phillips was subjected to rape threats on social media.<ref>{{cite news |last1=Perraudin |first1=Frances |title=MPs rally in support of colleague subjected to rape threats |url=https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/30/mps-rally-support-colleague-threats-jess-philips-twitter |accessdate=31 October 2015 |work=The Guardian |date=30 October 2015 }}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.itv.com/news/2015-10-30/labour-mp-jess-phillips-targeted-by-trolls-after-scoffing-at-mens-rights-debate-request/|title=Labour MP Jess Phillips targeted by trolls after scoffing at men's rights debate request|work=ITV News}}</ref> Phillips said she did not attend the debate in November to avoid her clash with Davies becoming the dominant issue.<ref>{{cite news|last=Phillips|first=Jess|url=https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/we-need-international-mens-day-about-as-much-as-a-white-history-month-or-able-body-action-day-a6740646.html|title=We need International Men's Day about as much as white history month, or able body action day|work=The Independent|date=19 November 2015|accessdate=13 August 2016}}</ref>
  
==Knifing Jeremy Corbyn==
 
Jess Phillips reported to [[Owen Jones]] in December 2015 that she had told Jeremy Corbyn and his staff "to their faces: 'The day that ... you are hurting us more than you are helping us, I won't knife you in the back, I'll knife you in the front', if it looked as though he was damaging Labour's chances of winning the next general election."<ref>{{cite news|last=Perraudin|first=Frances|url=https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/dec/14/labour-mp-jess-phillips-knife-corbyn-vote-loser-general-election|title=Labour MP Jess Phillips will 'knife Corbyn in the front' if he damages party|work=The Guardian|date=14 December 2015|accessdate=13 August 2016}}</ref> Responding to criticism about her use of language, Phillips said on Twitter:
 
:"I am no more going to actually knife [[Jeremy Corbyn]] than I am actually a breath of fresh air, or a pain in the arse".<ref>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TcLhDTUxVs "I would knife Jeremy Corbyn in the front not the back"] Owen Jones meets Jess Phillips''</ref>
 
 
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"My red line is the antisemitism"
Born Jessica Rose Trainor
9 October 1981
Party Labour
The "Establishment Pick to Replace Corbyn"

Jess Phillips (born 9 October 1981) is a British Labour Party politician who became the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Birmingham Yardley in the 2015 General Election, and was re-elected in June 2017. She is chair of the Women's Parliamentary Labour Party (WPLP)[1] and a member of Labour Friends of Israel.

Desire to replace Jeremy Corbyn

Jess Phillips reported to Owen Jones in December 2015 that she had told Jeremy Corbyn and his staff "to their faces: 'The day that ... you are hurting us more than you are helping us, I won't knife you in the back, I'll knife you in the front', if it looked as though he was damaging Labour's chances of winning the next general election."[2] Responding to criticism about her use of language, Phillips said on Twitter:

"I am no more going to actually knife Jeremy Corbyn than I am actually a breath of fresh air, or a pain in the arse".[3]

Kit Knightly wrote in March 2019 that Jess Phillips was the "Establishment Pick to Replace Corbyn".[4]

Jess Phillips is a vocal critic of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and has threatened to stab him "in the front".[5]

On 21 February 2019, Jess Phillips stated that "My red line is the antisemitism. I think that there is an opportunity for Jeremy Corbyn to really comment very very strongly and say things like… what happened with the Labour Party students this week when they put ‘Palestine lives’ at the announcement of Joan Ryan leaving, that that is antisemitic and it has to stop." Jewish Voice for Labour noted that:

"Joan Ryan is a non-Jewish MP whose activities as chair of Labour Friends of Israel have pitted her repeatedly against supporters of justice for Palestine…Yoking her resignation with the slogan “Palestine Lives” seems entirely justifiable and carries no hint of hostility towards Jews. The fact that the tweet seems to have been removed is a reflection of the gagging of pro-Palestinian voices that Ryan and her allies promote.[6]

Defeating the Lib Dems

Jess Phillips was selected to contest Birmingham Yardley in June 2013, a constituency at the time represented by John Hemming of the Liberal Democrats who at the 2010 election held the seat with a 3,002 majority.[7] For the 2015 General Election, Labour required a swing of 3.7% to take the seat,[8] and after a swing of 11.7% Phillips achieved a majority of 6,595 or 16% of votes cast.[9][10] She made her maiden speech on 28 May 2015, highlighting the issue of homelessness.[11]

In the 2015 Labour leadership election, Phillips nominated Yvette Cooper for leader and Tom Watson for Deputy Leader.[12][13]

Jess Phillips was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Lucy Powell, then Shadow Education Secretary, in September 2015.[14]

Clash with Diane Abbott

Jess Phillips verbally clashed with fellow MP Diane Abbott on 14 September 2015 over the gender composition of Jeremy Corbyn's first Shadow Cabinet. After she asked Corbyn why he had failed to appoint a woman to shadow the great offices of state, Abbott accused her of being "sanctimonious" and pointed out that Phillips was "not the only feminist in the Parliamentary Labour Party". Corbyn did not intervene.[15] Owen Bennett wrote in The Huffington Post that Phillips recounted: "'I roundly told her to fuck off.' When asked what Ms Abbott did after that suggestion, Ms Phillips replied: 'She fucked off'."[16]

Feminist

In October 2015, Jess Phillips caused controversy by mocking Philip Davies MP for trying to get a debate about International Men's Day.[17] Phillips said "You’ll have to excuse me for laughing. As the only woman on this committee, it seems like every day to me is International Men’s Day."[18][19][20] Following her objections, Phillips was subjected to rape threats on social media.[21][22] Phillips said she did not attend the debate in November to avoid her clash with Davies becoming the dominant issue.[23]




References

  1. "Labour's female MPs vow to use Commons strength to improve lives of women"
  2. Perraudin, Frances (14 December 2015). "Labour MP Jess Phillips will 'knife Corbyn in the front' if he damages party". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 August 2016.

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  3. "I would knife Jeremy Corbyn in the front not the back" Owen Jones meets Jess Phillips
  4. https://off-guardian.org/2019/03/15/jess-phillips-emerges-as-establishment-pick-to-replace-corbyn/
  5. "Sociopath Labour feminist Jess Phillips threatens to stab Jeremy Corbyn 'in the front'"
  6. "Watch Jess Phillips MP make the most ludicrous accusation of antisemitism to date"
  7. "Election 2010 – Constituency – Birmingham Yardley". BBC News Online.

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  8. "Election 2015: The political battleground". BBC News Online.

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  9. "Birmingham Yardley Parliamentary constituency". BBC News Online. Retrieved 7 May 2015.

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  10. "Birmingham, Yardley". The Daily Telegraph.

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  11. "House of Commons Hansard Debates for 28 May 2015 (pt 0003)". Hansard.

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  12. Neil Elkes (14 May 2015). "New Yardley MP backs Yvette Cooper for Labour leadership". Birmingham Mail.

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  13. "Who nominated who in the 2015 Labour deputy leadership election?". New Statesman. 17 June 2015.

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  14. "Jeremy Corbyn appoints Steve Rotheram as his Parliamentary aide". The Huffington Post UK. 30 September 2015.

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  15. Dathan, Matt (15 September 2016). "Labour MP Jess Phillips told Diane Abbott to 'f*** off' in Jeremy Corbyn sexism row". The Independent. Retrieved 13 August 2016.

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  16. Bennett, Owen (17 September 2015). "Labour MP Jess Phillips: I Told Diane Abbott To F*ck Off During Feminism Row". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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  17. Wheeler, Brian (19 November 2015). "Guide to International Men's Day". Retrieved 25 November 2016 – via http://www.bbc.co.uk.

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  18. "Labour MP Jess Phillips targeted by trolls after scoffing at men's rights debate request". ITV News. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2017.

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  19. "Philip Davies MP: 'Political correctness is damaging men'". Retrieved 25 November 2016.

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  20. Dathan, Matt (11 November 2015). "Tory MP wins battle for International Men's Day debate in Parliament". The Independent. Retrieved 13 August 2016.

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  21. Perraudin, Frances (30 October 2015). "MPs rally in support of colleague subjected to rape threats". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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  22. "Labour MP Jess Phillips targeted by trolls after scoffing at men's rights debate request". ITV News.

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  23. Phillips, Jess (19 November 2015). "We need International Men's Day about as much as white history month, or able body action day". The Independent. Retrieved 13 August 2016.

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