|Headquarters||Brewer's Green, London|
|Leader||Leader of the Labour Party|
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|A UK political party which appears to have a leader independent of the establishment|
The Labour Party is one of the established UK mainstream political parties.
From 2015 to the General Election of 2019 the Party was the fastest growing political party in the United Kingdom with a membership exceeding 515,000 and a leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who appeared to be more or less independent of the UK deep state.
Leaked internal report on antisemitism
In early April 2020, an internal report on antisemitism by the Party's Governance and Legal Unit, covering the period between the election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership and the general election of 2019, was leaked. It confirms that throughout the period, the party was inundated with complaints of antisemitism. In the report conclusions on page 843, it also states: "in 2019, half of all complaints and one third of investigated cases came from just one individual". The individual is named on page 401 as "Euan Philipps" who is described as "...often rude and abusive".
2015 leadership election
Ed Miliband's resignation after the 2015 General Election defeat prompted Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn and Liz Kendall to stand as candidates to succeed him as Labour party leader. Jeremy Corbyn was elected Leader of the Labour Party in September 2015 with 59.5% of the vote.
2016 leadership election
Jeremy Corbyn was subject to significant opposition from the Parliamentary Labour Party (for example, Hilary Benn, his Shadow Foreign Secretary expressed no confidence in him, and over 20 members of the shadow cabinet resigned) which prompted a leadership challenge from Owen Smith. However, Corbyn increased his margin of victory and was re-elected on 24 September 2016 with 61.8% of the vote.
2020 leadership election
The 2020 leadership election was triggered after Jeremy Corbyn said that he intended to resign following the party's poor results in the UK/2019 General Election. The contest was held alongside a deputy leadership election.
The results were announced on 4 April 2020. The Labour Party tweeted:
- Document:The Spoils of War
- "Devolution, UKIP and immigration: What happened when the Labour leadership hustings came to Cardiff"
- "Shadow cabinet resignations: who has gone and who is staying"
- "Leadership and Deputy Leadership election 2020 - Results"
- "Congratulations to @Keir_Starmer, the new Leader of the Labour Party"
- "Congratulations to @Angela Rayner, the new Deputy Leader of the Labour Party"
An Office Holder on Wikispooks
|Catherine West||2004||10 October 2013|
A Document by Labour Party
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|File:Labour internal antisemitism report.pdf||report||March 2020||"Antisemitism"|
|An enormous (851 pages) report of an internal UK Labour Party investigation into alleged antisemitism in the Party between 2014 and 2019.|
|Gareth Williams (politician)||“The Labour party has too often lost major figures at the peak of their careers – from Hugh Gaitskell and Tony Crosland to John Smith and Donald Dewar.”||Gareth Williams (politician)||2013|
|Document:A Moment in History||blog post||26 June 2019||Craig Murray||It is ESSENTIAL that every Labour Party member reading this blog acts NOW to try to get rid of those dreadful Blairite MPs. If you do not act, the historic moment will be missed and the chance to move England and Wales away from neoliberalism may be permanently surrendered.|
|Document:A Plague for the Proletariat||article||15 June 2014||Tobias Langdon||Scathingly accurate insights into what the UK Labour Party has become|
|Document:Anatomy of a Scandal: Israel Crucifies Corbyn||Article||14 August 2014||Michael W. Howard||"Tom Watson has it backward: the 'eternal shame and embarrassment' come when Labour, swallowing whatever pride it has left, meekly submits to being harassed and blackmailed by a foreign power and its vulgar propagandists. Jeremy Corbyn, it seems, is gearing up to do just that. Chalk one up for Goebbels."|
|Document:BBC Panorama Investigation Into Labour Antisemitism Omitted Key Evidence and Parts of Labour’s Response||Article||22 July 2020||Justin Schlosberg||The fact that the Labour Party is now settling libel cases brought by both John Ware and the Labour 'whistleblowers' is remarkable, not least because there is meant to be an ongoing internal inquiry into the leaked internal report, whose findings have now effectively been prejudged. But I’ve been told this will cost the party close to half a million in damages and costs.|
|Document:Bristol West CLP condemns suspension of Corbyn||Article||10 November 2020||SKWAWKBOX||Labour’s hierarchy has banned CLPs from debating or voting on Corbyn’s suspension or the EHRC report and some Regional Directors have blocked attempts to do so. It seems Bristol West members hold their democracy and their former party leader in too high a regard to toe the line.|
|Document:Cognitive Dissidents?||Article||27 May 2019||Alun Smith||I voted remain but I would happily leave under a Corbyn government with a deal that protects our rights and our jobs. Isn't that the sensible thing to do now? Isn't that the compromise that can bring us all together again?|
|Document:Dear Tom, about this Trotsky thing…..||article||11 August 2016||Jeff Goulding||Tom Watson, Corbyn’s deputy, has launched an astonishing and utterly ridiculous attack on his leader’s supporters. In it he claimed that “Trotskyists are twisting the arms of young Labour members”.|
|Document:Did Corbyn leak the Labour GE2017 manifesto||Article||11 May 2017||SKWAWKBOX||Did Jeremy Corbyn or another member of Labour's senior leadership team leak the draft manifesto as a political masterstroke?|
|Document:EHRC avoids response to QC’s submission that Labour investigation breaches Equality Act||Article||3 August 2019||Jewish Voice for Labour's submission to the Equality and Human Rights Commission points out that many of the worst aspects took place under the tenure of former general secretary Iain McNicol, while significant improvements have been made under his successor Jennie Formby.|
|Document:How CIA Money Took the Teeth Out of Socialism||book extract||May 1988||Richard Fletcher|
|Document:Is The BBC Anti-Labour?||Report||December 2019||Paddy French||Paddy French's antidote to John Ware's Panorama programme "Is Labour Anti-Semitic?"|
|Document:Jeremy Corbyn’s Coventry speech on Brexit in full||Speech||26 February 2018||Jeremy Corbyn||"So I appeal to MPs of all parties, prepared to put the people’s interests before ideological fantasies, to join us in supporting the option of a new UK customs union with the EU, that would give us a say in future trade deals."|
|Document:Jeremy Corbyn’s Opponents Burned the House Down to Stop Him - Now Keir Starmer Is King of the Ashes||Article||25 July 2020||Daniel Finn||By sacking Rebecca Long-Bailey on a trumped-up pretext, Sir Keir Rodney Starmer has set the seal on a drastic shift to the right for the Labour Party. That shift comes just as the key arguments by Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents to justify a break with his left leadership have been falling apart in the face of overwhelming evidence.|
|Document:Jewish Money And The Labour Party||article||11 April 2016||Gilad Atzmon||The Labour party is evidently dependent on the shekel pipeline. The numbers reveal why Labour has been hijacked by Jewish interests. Whether or not we like it, our leading opposition party is a hostage begging for the mercy of few wealthy Jews.|
|Document:Labour & ‘anti-Semitism’: Real goal of establishment smear campaign is to deny socialists power||Article||23 April 2019||Ken Livingstone||After three years of screaming headlines, the truth about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is finally revealed: just 0.08 percent of Labour’s half-a-million members have said or tweeted something anti-Semitic|
|Document:Labour councillor demands refund from party after leaked report exposed sabotage of Corbyn||Article||16 April 2020||Lamiat Sabin||Sarah-Jane McDonough's demand for a refund came after Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey claimed that attempts by the "Senior Management Team" to sabotage Labour’s chances in the UK/2017 General Election could have broken electoral law.|
|Document:Labour: The Way Ahead||article||31 July 2016||Paul Mason||If Jeremy Corbyn wins on 24 September 2016, we should say to his opponents inside the Parliamentary Labour Party: end the passive resistance. We have something that neither Brown nor Miliband ever had, and which Blairism lost ten years ago. A story that makes sense, a strategy that can win, an unprecedented mass membership; and a leader who, in the face of intense pressure, gets stronger.|
|Document:Manufacturing consent on "antisemitism"||article||20 October 2016||Tony Greenstein||Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party is the target throughout this ill-conceived, politically tendentious and risible Home Affairs Select Committee report entitled "Antisemitism in the UK". The presumption of innocence has been abandoned by lawyer Chuka Umunna and his Tory friends.|
|Document:My Millbank||article||18 April 1996||Seumas Milne||Jeremy Corbyn's Strategy & Communications Director, Seumus Milne, gives a 20-year-old perspective to the current Labour Party leadership crisis|
|Document:Shooting to kill Corbyn - the coup is on||Article||18 November 2015||Oliver Tickell||Published over six months before the attempted Corbyn coup actually started - prescient or what?|
|Document:Starmer’s Mortal Wound On The Soul Of The Labour Party||blog post||30 October 2020||Rachael Swindon||Starmer clearly believes he has now firmly established his own political identity and laid the foundations for the transformation of Labour’s electoral prospects – in the mould of Kinnock and Blair. It may be that he has simply destroyed his reputation for moral and intellectual integrity – and inflicted a mortal wound on the soul of his party.|
|Document:That Leaked Labour Party Report||blog post||20 April 2020||Craig Murray||That Leaked Labour Party Report proves conclusively that Sam Matthews’ allegations of unwarranted interference from Corbyn’s office to block anti-semitism action are malicious lies.|
|Document:The Labour Party turns on the Israel Lobby||article||19 August 2015||Francis Carr Begbie||A useful analysis of the paranoia of the Jewish-dominated British Establishment and its media at the prospect of the Labour Party being led by someone who is not 'de-rigeur' subservient to the Israel Lobby|
|Document:The Origins of Labour’s Civil War||Essay||21 July 2016||W. Stephen Gilbert||"The greatest difficulty that the anti-Corbyn MPs, the media and the Tories all share is a fact that they simply cannot stomach: Jeremy Corbyn is the most popular politician in Britain."|
|Document:The Stomach-Churning Victim Blaming by “Labour Friends of Israel”||blog post||14 May 2018||Craig Murray||Craig Murray: "I do not know what institutional ties the “Labour Friends of Israel” has to the Labour Party, but whatever they are they should be cut off immediately."|
|Document:The shortcomings of the EHRC Report||Statement||6 November 2020||Jewish Voice for Labour||There are just 12 mentions of Jeremy Corbyn in the EHRC report, of which only two concern actions taken by him. It is reprehensible not to distinguish between actions taken by individuals supportive of Corbyn and those taken by people hostile to him – such an omission leads to the impression that all failings were Corbyn’s responsibility.|
|Document:There is no future for Labour in bureaucratic centrism||Article||11 November 2020||Ian Lavery||Whilst many in the media and party establishments are keen to turn back the clock to the bureaucratic centrism, progressives energised on both sides of the Atlantic, whether by Corbyn or Sanders, will define our future politics.|
|Document:This largely pointless EHRC investigation has been welcomed by Labour||Article||28 May 2019||John Spannyard Indaworks||"The upside of all this is that it may well lay to rest the continual Zionist refrain that Labour and Corbyn are an anti-Semitic party. What it is unlikely to do in my view is derail the Corbyn McDonnell project - it's just a bump in that particular road."|
|Document:UK Labour Party is right to drop racist IHRA guidelines of anti-Semitism||Article||6 August 2018||The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Anti-Semitism definition guidelines the Labour Party are correctly omitting, are designed by Israeli propagandists to aid their many mass lobby attempts to stop international solidarity with the Palestinians and to deny Palestinians the right to express the nature of Israel’s 70 years of violence and racism towards them.|
|Document:UK Labour party teeters on brink of civil war over antisemitism||Article||27 July 2020||Jonathan Cook||Labour Party member Mark Howell is suing former General Secretary Iain McNicol for “breach of contract” and is demanding that those named in the leaked report be expelled from the party (see "Mark Howell for Justice": https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mark-howell-for-justice/).|
|Document:Unfit for Labour||Interview||11 April 2016||Gilad Atzmon||Gilad Atzmon interviews Palestinian activist about Anti-semitism and her expulsion from the UK Labour Party.|
|Document:We condemn the suspension of Jo Bird and the appointment of Lord Falconer||Article||4 March 2019||As Ken Loach said: “If it looks like a witch hunt and behaves like a witch hunt – it may well be just that. This is intolerable and must end now.”|
|Document:Whatever happened to ‘due process’?||Article||21 November 2020||Hilary Wise||Starmer’s reaction suggests he will continue to pursue a course which he somehow sees as politically expedient. History tells us it risks leading the party into the most dangerous kind of authoritarianism.|
|Document:With Panorama's hatchet job on Labour antisemitism, BBC has become pro-Tory media||Article||11 July 2019||Jonathan Cook||The question is why did the BBC’s flagship political investigations show decide that the marginal problem of racism in Labour was a much more urgent matter than the provable and significant racism in the Conservative Party?|
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|Document:We've got news for the billionaire, tax exile press barons: Change is coming||Video||Rupert Murdoch|
|20 February 2018||Jeremy Corbyn||We've got news for the billionaire, tax exile press barons: Change is coming|