Friday, 3 August 2018

What kind of idiot would accept Alistair Campbell as a moral authority on anti-Semitsm?


Today Tony Blair's former spin-doctor Alistair Campbell has been moral high-horsing about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

If anybody should be an expert on Labour anti-Semitism it should surely be Alistair Cambell himself, because who could forget the time he personally masterminded political attack posters depicting the Jewish Tory leader at the time, Michael Howard, as a Fagin type character and superimposing his head onto a pig

  Not only was Campbell involved in an anti-Semitic poster campaign, rates of anti-Semitism were much higher in the Labour ranks back then than they are now, having declined dramatically since the massive influx of genuinely left-wing and socially progressive people into the Labour Party since Jeremy Corbyn's election as leader in 2015.

Today Alistair Campbell accused Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership of "drowning in a sewer of anti-Semitism of your own making" but when he was fingered as the mastermind of the anti-Semitic attack posters back in 2005 he had a startlingly different take on the issue:

After telling the BBC journalist who was investigating the story to "fuck off and investigate something important you twats" he went on to dismiss the whole anti-Semitic posters issue by saying "never known such a silly fuss since the last silly fuss but there we go. Must look forward not back".

In light of this belligerent attitude to his own anti-Semitic behaviour, it's quite extraordinary to see a massive flock of 'centrist' dupes lapping up Campbell's comments and treating him as if he's some kind of wonderful moral authority on anti-Semitism today.

But then people who hang on Campbell's every word, even after the Iraq dossier deception, are nothing if not gullible are they?


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