The last thing Labour needs is ‘unity’

3 Apr

Unity. According to Sir Keir Starmer, it’s the pre-requisite for Labour to re-establish itself as a serious party of government. As he put it recently (and has said repeatedly): “I don’t think there’s any victory without unity.” Yesterday, back on the theme, he thanked the party for the unity it has shown during the leadership […]

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David Lammy and the tribalism of the Left

5 Mar

David Lammy, the prominent Labour MP, has written a remarkable book, as fascinating an account of his life as of his breath-taking double standards. Rich in description, Tribes begins with a DNA test landing on his doorstep. Driven to find out more about his pre-slavery roots, Lammy discovers he is part-Tuareg and journeys to Niger […]

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Inside the dangerous world of the ‘true believers’

27 Feb

Tobias Rathjen, the 43-year-old German, who murdered nine people in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau last week before killing his mother and himself, seems to have had a tenuous grip on reality: in a rambling text on his personal website, he said that his thoughts and actions were controlled by mind-readers working for an “intelligence […]

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Unlike Corbyn, Bernie Sanders is not an anti-Semite

26 Feb

The mainstream Anglo-Jewish community rejected Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in December and named Corbyn himself as an anti-Semite, rotting the party from its head. The community was accused of using anti-Semitism not to protect itself, but to slander the opposition. I believe that Corbyn is an anti-Semite. I also believe that the Tories, who don’t […]

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