The Financial Times on Sadiq Khan, a comment by Political Reporter

The Financial Times has found its candidate for mayor of London, or at least someone who responds to their current manufactured political hysterics . Mr. Sadiq Khan has demonstrated that he can play the political game, like an obedient New Labour political conformist.

For another perspective on Labour’s  ‘Antisemitism Crisis’ see  this article at Vox Political of April 28,2016  titled Livingstone vindicated: There WAS a Nazi-Zionist agreement and Hitler DID support it by Mike Sivier that links to this Wikipedia entry on the Haavara Agreement :

The Haavara Agreement was an agreement between Nazi Germany and Zionist German Jews signed on 25 August 1933.The agreement was finalized after three months of talks by the Zionist Federation of Germany, the Anglo-Palestine Bank (under the directive of the Jewish Agency) and the economic authorities of Nazi Germany.The agreement was designed to help facilitate the emigration of German Jews to Palestine.While it helped Jews emigrate, it forced them to temporarily give up possessions to Germany before departing. Those possessions could later be re-obtained by transferring them to Palestine as German export goods.The agreement was controversial at the time, and was criticised by many Jewish leaders both within the Zionist movement and outside it.Hitler’s own support of the Haavara Agreement was unclear and varied throughout the 1930s.Initially, Hitler criticized the agreement, but reversed his opinion and supported it in the period 1937-1939.        Or read Robert Mackey’s essay of April 29,2016 at The Intercept titled: Why a British Fight Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Matters to the Rest of Us

At first glance, the heated argument two members of the British Labour Party conducted in front of reporters’ iPhones on Thursday, sparked by accusations that one of their colleagues posted anti-Semitic comments on Facebook, seems like a story of interest mainly to political junkies in London. When the debate is unpacked, however, it becomes clear that what’s at stake is something much broader: whether critics of Israel, who question its government’s policies or its right to exist as a Jewish state, are engaged in a form of coded anti-Semitism. That matters because attempts to disqualify all critics of Israel as racists are widespread across the globe.

Two perspectives from outside the current carefully massaged political orthodoxy of The Financial Times,a completely obvious campaign not against the menace of Antisemitism in the Labour Party, but against the political apostate Jeremy Corbyn. Mr. Payne’s essay takes its place in the barrage of unapologetic advocacy journalism, to sanitize this campaign against Corbyn!

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