Registered On: September 7, 2015
There has been a shameful culture of silence regarding the anti-Semitism row in Labour across the party membership, it has to be said. So I can understand how it does rankle Conservatives when those who support Labour damn others for racist if they haven’t made it clear if they oppose anti-Semitism in Labour. Gurn’s comments about having no idea about the response to anti-Semitism being adequate or not doesn’t wash when the EHRC report made it quite clear that it wasn’t, and it was well publicised.
That said, I am not sure what the good is trying to get Gurnelista to condemn it on unrelated threads. When people demand Bucks to answer for misdemeanours of Tories he points out that he doesn’t necessarily agree and shouldn’t be tarred based on inference. The same should apply for Gurnelista surely.
I am not trying to take a side here. I am sincerely trying to frame it as measured as I can. I don’t think the response of those who ignored anti-Semitism in Labour while encouraging people to vote for it was great, but I don’t think that it necessarily makes them anti-Semitic. It’s true that the anti-Semitism scandal didn’t illicit much response and if people, like Bucks, want to say that is something they should account for, then I see that as being a fair view. However, I try to refrain from explicitly labelling someone as anti-Semitic or racist until they demonstrate such views.
Corbyn did when he defended that mural and laid wreaths to the Munich terrorist. I feel free calling him such for that and many of his fans for their abuse of Jews. I am not seeing it in this thread though, so I am going to refrain until Gurnelista or someone else proves otherwise.