The Labour leader's opponents don't care about anti-Semitism. They'll just do anything to remove Corbyn
by David Hearst
Every day you log on, you ask yourself how much dirtier the campaign to unseat Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party is going to get, how much lower his enemies are going to sink. And each day they surpass themselves in the race to the gutter of British politics.
Last week, Britain's three Jewish newspapers, who usually feud with each other, joined forces to post a joint editorial declaring that a Corbyn-led government would pose "an existential threat" to British Jews.
Part 1 - The campaign's real purpose
On Saturday, the Daily Mail claimed that Corbyn had laid a wreath at the grave of two Palestinians who had allegedly organised the Munich Olympic massacre. Today the mass circulation tabloid, The Sun, ran two pieces in the same edition. One was a "letter’s special" declaring that Boris Johnson was "bang on" when he said that women who wear burqas resemble letter boxes or bank robbers: "Boris must be allowed to speak honestly, he has nothing to apologise for."
Just imagine what would have happened if Corbyn had mocked the Kippah, overtly and brazenly, in a national newspaper.
The other was an editorial saying that Corbyn was unfit to be Labour leader and "cannot be allowed near government". At least - at last- we are arriving at the purpose of this campaign. It is clear now it has nothing to do with the actual and verifiable state of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, or Corbyn turning up at cemeteries in Tunis in 2014 for Palestinian refugees.
It is crystal clear that its purpose is to take out the leader of the opposition by using the tactics of fascists - smearing, libelling, intimidating.
Unable to put up a candidate capable of defeating him by democratic means, at the ballot box, unable to attack him on his polices for which there is majority support in the country, Corbyn's detractors have methodically and consistently set about the task of character assassination.
And, of course, it works.
   
   
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