Corbyn, Starmer and Labour’s Descent

Empire Burlesque

Tariq Ali and Jeremy Cornyn at an anti-Trident rally in Trafalgar Square, 2016. Photo: Garry Knight.

Anyone in the run-up to 2019 who dared even suggest that the "Labour anti-Semitism" imbroglio was being exaggerated and manipulated for political purposes was vociferously smeared as being an anti-Semite themselves by the entire UK press, with the Guardian very much in the tooth-baring vanguard. Meanwhile, as was later revealed (yes, conveniently later), numerous Labour centrists were working diligently to undermine their own party and ensure the election of the Blairites' preferred candidate: the Eton-Oxford Tory thug Boris Johnson. And BoJo won.

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Chris Floyd is a columnist for CounterPunch Magazine. His blog, Empire Burlesque, can be found at His twitter feed is @empireburlesque. His Instagram is

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