You know what you have to do on Thursday. #VoteLabour2019 #JC4PM2019
No wonder Mr Anderson is angry, so would you be if you had his dentist.
I wish I could stop watching TOTP 1988 on BBC Four. I was watching it last night and watched Angry Anderson perform his one and only hit, propelled by the popularity of an Australian soap opera.
I always had the subtitles on when watching classic Top of the Pops, so that I can enjoy the lyrics being sung. I usually end up catching on to one particular line from a song and correlating it to my own life. I don’t know why I am admitting this, but I am. Last night, I found myself wishing that somebody would read my Open Letter and “suddenly see me, just the way I am”.
It was with this profound thought that I finally fell to sleep, but not before I found out who was keeping Anderson off the top spot. Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan were at number 2 with Especially For You but I should never have stayed up to see who was on top of the charts. As soon as Caron Keating announced that week’s biggest seller I began to grab for my remote to switch the TV off. Unfortunately, my fumble fingers are too slow to react so I had to endure thirty seconds of the awful earworm that is Mistletoe and Wine by Cliff Richard.
I know this was back in 1988, but my worry is that I have never trusted the British public whatsoever as I always seem to disagree with their opinions. This is particularly concerning ahead of the most important General Election in a generation.
It is difficult to gauge what exactly is going to happen on Thursday, as it is impossible to trust the nonsense that is being peddled by the mass media. I am preparing myself for the worse possible scenario, but at the same time I have faith and belief in Jeremy Corbyn and his Cabinet.
I am growing ever more anxious as we edge ever closer to the General Election. I am doing all I can to get the Labour message out there, but due to my disability this is largely confined to sharing stories on my blog and social media. I have also got Labour posters in my window. This would have more of an impact if I didn’t live on a cul-de-sac, but it is a bit late in the day to be moving house to a more prime location. If I could do more, I would, but circumstances dictate.
My friends and neighbours who receive Xmas cards before Thursday will be reminded on the envelope to Vote Labour while I am also giving a poetry reading at Glyndwr University on Tuesday, dressed in a Vote Labour t-shirt. Every little helps…
The following article was taken from Welfare Weekly, which can be accessed by clicking here. I have also used the main picture used in Welfare Weekly, which is credited to Knox O (Wasi Daniju) via photopin cc
This article concerns the new Disabled Manifesto released by the Labour Party. They are the only party to have produced such a Manifesto dedicated to those that have suffered greatly as a result of Tory austerity. The actual Manifesto can be read in a multitude of forms by clicking on this link.
#VoteLabour2019 #JC4PM2019 #ChangeIsComing
The Labour Party has today (Tuesday) launched its manifesto for disabled people, titled ‘Breaking Down Barriers’, which lists ways the party hopes to tackle the discrimination and cruel treatment faced by disabled people and their families.
The pledge comes after a UN report accused the Tory Government of “systematic violations” of the rights of disabled people, and slammed benefit cuts for driving disabled people and their families “to breaking point”.
According to Labour, poverty in families where someone is disabled has risen by over a million since 2010 and almost half of all working age adults living in poverty live in a family that includes a disabled adult or child.
Labour has pledged to end “the scandal of disabled poverty” through measures designed to alleviate poverty and destitution and allow them to live independent lives.
Labour’s manifesto for disabled people includes pledges to:
- Make sure a disabled child on Universal Credit (UC) receives the same amount as a disabled child on Child Tax Credits.
- Currently a disabled child on UC receives less than half the basic addition for disabled children in Child Tax Credits to help parents cover the additional costs of having a disability – £1,513 a year, compared with £3,355 a year under Child Tax. The difference is currently £1,842 a year, or £154 a month, or £35 a week.
- Introduce a self-care element into UC to support severely disabled people without a formal carer – the equivalent of the Severe Disability Premium. Currently, severely disabled people without a carer are worse off on UC than both those on legacy benefits and those on UC who do have a carer.
- Increase Employment and Support Allowance by £30 per week for those in the work-related activity group.
- Increase Carer’s Allowance to the level of the Jobseeker’s Allowance.
- Abolish the punitive sanctions regime, immediately suspending all sanctions and scrap the dehumanising Work Capability Assessment and Personal Independence Payment assessment which are unfit for purpose.
According to Labour, these reforms will cost around £2.6 billion by 2023-24 and are accounted for in Labour’s Grey Book ‘Funding Real Change’.
Labour has also committed to halving the disability employment gap, invest in specialist education for disabled people, tackle the rising level of disability hate crime and ensure that victims have access to justice, break down barriers to disabled people in transport, give British Sign Language full legal recognition ,and reinstate the Access to Elected Office fund to enable disabled people to run for elected office.
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “The treatment of disabled people by Conservative and Lib Dem governments, from devastating cuts to social security support, to cruel and unnecessary assessments, and a complete failure to address the disability employment gap, should be a source of shame.
“Labour will put right this injustice. We’ll ensure that disabled people get the support they need to lead independent lives and participate fully in society. We are on your side.
“This election is a chance for real change, for a more inclusive, fair and equal society that works for the many, not the few.”
Marsha de Cordova, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Disabled People, said: “I have heard from disabled people all over the country who are angry at how they have been treated by Conservative-led governments and passionate about working with Labour to transform how government approaches disability rights.
“I am proud that Labour is the only party with a manifesto developed by and for disabled people, according to our principle of ‘nothing about you without you’. Labour in government will embody that principle, empowering disabled people and enhancing our voices.
“Breaking Down Barriers takes us beyond what we’ve previously committed, and sets out how we’ll radically shift our approach to ensure the economic, social and structural barriers faced by disabled people are addressed. It’s time for real change.”
The following email is from Mark Drakeford to Welsh Labour members. I wanted to share it here to show why I believe in this Party and have faith in them to deliver a brighter tomorrow for everyone in Wales. They will also be in a stronger position to do this if they are able to work with a Labour Party in Westminster.
#VoteLabour2019 #JC4PM2019 #ChangeIsComing
On Monday I unveiled our Welsh Labour manifesto. It is a bold plan for how the Welsh Labour Government will work side-by-side with a UK Labour Government, led by Jeremy Corbyn. It’s a plan that will deliver for each and every community across Wales. But we need your help on the doorstep to make sure we can deliver it.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve shown what our people-powered campaign can do. Thousands of Welsh Labour members have been pounding the streets of towns, villages and cities spreading our positive vision for Wales’ prosperous future under a UK Labour Government.
Unlike the Tories who rely on their big donors, our campaign is funded by the generosity of hundreds of thousands of individual people who want to bring about real change.
Our Welsh Labour manifesto works hand in hand with the UK Manifesto in helping us deliver for Wales like never before, including:
- £3.4bn extra, each year to invest in schools, the NHS and local government.
- A green industrial revolution, creating thousands of new green jobs.
- A £10 living wage, for all workers aged 16 and over.
- A final say on Brexit, where Welsh Labour will campaign unequivocally to remain.
- A ban on zero hours contracts, giving people the security they need at work.
- Extend free social care, supporting more people when it really matters.
- Strengthened parental rights, by extending statutory maternity leave to 12 months and doubling paternity leave.
- Scrap tuition fees, building on the best student support package in the UK.
- An end to the Tories’ disastrous Universal Credit, no ifs, no buts.
- Four new bank holidays, including a public holiday for St. David’s Day.
I hope you’ll agree that this plan is a blueprint for the Wales that we all want to see.
And with your help over these crucial final few weeks of the campaign, that’s the future we can have.
Welsh Labour is the only party that is standing up for Wales.
Let’s get out there and spread the word – see you on the Labour Doorstep!
I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!
Mark Drakeford AM
Welsh Labour Leader & First Minister of Wales
I will now hand over to my good friend and political comrade, Adam Samuels, who has written the must-read piece below about anti- Semitism within the Labour Party.
Is there some anti-Semitism within The Labour Party? Yes. The Labour Party is part of society, so, unfortunately, yes. This must never be denied and always be condemned. We should always be the ones setting the standards as a passionate anti-racist party. The extent of this anti-Semitism is, factually, LESS-considerably less-than the general population and LESS than the other main parties. FACTUALLY. As is the case with any type of racism. FACTUALLY.
Therefore, one has to at least wonder why the Chief Rabbi-who openly supports Boris Johnson-who openly makes racist & homophobic comments (Johnson), and Netanyahu-who is a racist, brutal and responsible for thousands of Palestinian deaths along with the Israeli forces, is coming forward now, with NO NEW ‘EVIDENCE’. The UN and many other organisation describe Netanyahu’s Israel as an Apartheid State. Because it defined itself as such with the Nation State law-literally distinguishing those who identify as Jewish as being on a different level to anyone else in Israel.
I also wonder WHY the Chief Rabbi is not condemning the very obvious anti-Semitism in other parties, especially the CONservatives-given election candidates have been withdrawn/suspended for Holocaust denial, given the Tories are officially affiliated with Hungary’s openly anti-Semitic government, given incidents of anti-Semitism in the CONservative Party are far higher. Given the rampant Islamophobia in the Tory Party not even mentioned by the Chief Rabbi. So, WHY?! Given the Tories have NOT implemented the IHRA as Labour has…
The cynic in me, seeing how passionately Jeremy Corbyn & Labour defend the rights of both Palestinians and Muslims & all citizens of Israel and Jewish people, is wondering WHY, as Labour surge in the opinion polls, and with no new evidence-and actual outright lies, the Chief Rabbi comes forward at this time? Now, it is the media’s job to report such things, I am not condemning them for this. What I AM condemning them for is not mentioning any of what I have just written, or not countering things, or not questioning the Chief Rabbi in a way the media would, in a democracy of any note.
Which then leads to me, genuinely, almost with in tears in my eyes, given all of the above-given my family history on one side is Jewish-something as serious as the cancer of anti-Semitism, while of course not denying its existence, can be used in such a way against someone so obviously, passionately, anti-racist with a track record to prove it. So I have no interest in stoking hatred, aggression etc. Just fair play, context and condemnation of those who deserve it. Which is certainly not those actively opposing anti-Semitism in all its forms. The best example of which I can see of any political leader, is Jeremy Corbyn.
I have copied this fact sheet from Google Drive to counteract all the negative press towards a good man with so much integrity and common decency that it terrifies the establishment. The status quo are clearly orchestrating a distasteful smear campaign as they lose ground on Corbyn and The Labour Party in the polls. We cannot let this happen and must not believe everything we hear in the mainstream media who are simply bending the truth to suit their own ends. The following fact sheet underlines the fact that Jeremy Corbyn has a extensive track record for speaking out against injustice wherever it is found and has gone on record to support the Jewish community, women, the LGBT community, Trade Unionists and the Kurds over the years. In addition, there are many examples of our future Prime Minister condemning the IRA, Putin’s Russia and Holocaust deniers.
I would definitely rather a man with the following record of honour of public discourse take charge of our country, rather than a man who openly compares women who wear burqas with letterboxes. The degree of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party is appalling and little is said about this. Labour have taken a stand against antisemitism, and rightly so, but the right wing attacks continue to be made. This is because those on the right wing are running out of ideas and have no decent policies to challenge Labour on a level playing field.
Open your minds and read the following fact sheet before deciding who you want as your next Prime Minister.
On 59 occasions, Jeremy Corbyn condemned Iran over the last 30 years for their treatment of Jewish people, women, the LGBT community, Trade Unionists and Kurds
- 12 February 1991 Jeremy Corbyn condemned Iraq, Iran and Turkey for their treatment of the Kurdish people https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/3344/plight-of-the-kurdish-people
- 24 September 1992 Corbyn condemned Iran’s terrorist murder of Kurdish leader https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/7227/murder-of-iranian-kurdish-leaders
- 26 May 1993 Corbyn accused Iran of extra-territorial terrorism https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/5652/iranian-air-raids
- 05 July 1994 Corbyn condemned the persecution of women in Islamic countries including Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/8598/human-rights-of-women-in-islamic-countries
- 12 December 1994 Corbyn condemned the subjugation of women in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/12128/report-on-the-subjection-of-women-in-iran
- 24 February 1997 Corbyn condemns the lack of trade union rights in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/13731/iranian-oil-workers
- 12 March 1997, Corbyn opposed the sale of arms to Iraq & Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/13818/trade-and-industry-committee-inquiry-into-arms-sales-to-iran
- 11 June 1999 Corbyn condemned the wrongful arrest of 13 Jews in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/16558/jewish-community-in-iran
- 09 April 2003 Corbyn condemned the stoning of women in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/23233/iranian-stoning
- 17 July 2003, Corbyn signed a motion condemning religious persecution in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/22119/persecution-of-the-bahais-in-iran
- 16 July 2004, Corbyn condemned the lack of human rights for Kurds in Iran & Syria https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/24527/kurds-in-iran
- 23 November 2005, Corbyn condemned religious persecution in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/29449/access-to-education-in-iran
- 02 March 2006, Corbyn condemned state murders by the Iranian regime https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/30195/death-of-dhabihullah-mahrami
- 19 July 2006, Corbyn condemned Iran for executing children https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/31204/iranian-executions-of-minors
- 16 November 2006, Corbyn condemned Iran for state executions https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/31697/execution-of-ahwazi-arabs
- 30 April 2007, Jeremy Corbyn condemned Iran’s treatment of women https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/33163/women-in-iran
- 04 July 2007, Corbyn condemned the arrest of Labour activists in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/33690/repression-of-labour-activists-in-iran
- 16 July 2007, Corbyn condemned the stoning of a woman in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/33775/stoning-in-iran
- 07 November 2007, Corbyn condemned the attempted assassination of a trade unionist in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/34231/persecution-of-iranian-trade-unionists
- 10 December 2007, Corbyn condemned the Iranian government’s treatment of students https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/34664/student-arrests-in-iran
- 10 December 2007, Corbyn condemned the death penalty against minors in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/34665/death-penalty-for-juvenile-offenders-in-iran
- 25 January 2008, Corbyn condemned the death penalty against minors in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/34953/child-executions
- 31 January 2008, Corbyn attacked Iran for its poor human rights record https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/35001/human-rights-and-iran
- 12 March 2008, Corbyn condemned Iran for its repression against the LGBT community https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/35401/mehdi-kazemi-and-the-treatment-of-homosexuality-in-iran
- 17 March 2008, Corbyn opposed the deportation of Christians to Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/35429/deportation-of-asylum-seekers-at-risk-of-religious-persecution
- 11 December 2008, Corbyn condemned the lack of Trade Union rights in Iran & Zimbabwe https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/37265/trade-union-rights-and-human-rights
- 12 May 2009, Corbyn condemned Iran’s attack on workers during a May Day rally https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/38644/detention-of-trade-unionists-and-students-in-iran
- 1 July 2009, Corbyn condemned the arrest of a human rights lawyer in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/38999/arrest-of-mr-mohammad-mostafaei
- 2 December 2009, Corbyn condemned the treatment of minorities in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/39897/un-resolution-on-treatment-of-minorities-in-iran
- 6 January 2010, Corbyn condemned the imprisonment of religious leaders in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/40127/continuing-detention-of-bah%C3%A1%C3%AD-leaders-in-iran
- 18 January 2010, Corbyn joined the equality for women in Iran campaign https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/40208/amnestys-equality-for-women-in-iran-campaign
- 28 January 2010, Corbyn called for an end to political executions in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/40341/political-executions-in-iran
- 27 May 2010, Corbyn condemned persecution of religious leaders in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/41033/bah%C3%A1%C3%AD-leaders-in-iran
- 8 July 2010, Corbyn condemned death by stoning of a woman in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/41393/sakineh-mohammadi-ashtiani
- 26 July 2010, Corbyn condemned Iran’s persecution of trade unionists https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/41590/arrest-of-reza-shahabi
- 27 July 2010, Corbyn condemned Iran’s treatment of a human rights lawyer https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/41606/human-rights-in-iran
- 22 November 2010, Corbyn condemned Iran of human rights abuses https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/42052/broadcast-of-statements-of-prisoners-in-iran
- 2 December 2010, Corbyn condemned the hanging of a human rights lawyer by Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/42129/shahla-jahed
- 6 December 2010, Corbyn condemned Iran’s imprisonment of 3400 minorities including 1000 women https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/42151/humanitarian-situation-in-camp-ashraf
- 13 December 2010, Corbyn condemned Iran’s Press TV for conspiring to illicit a confession https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/42193/television-broadcast-on-sakineh-mohammadi-ashtiani-in-iran
- 28 February 2010, Corbyn called on Iran to treat Kurds better https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/42520/kurdish-language
- 1 March 2011, Corbyn condemned the arrest of opposition leaders in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/42549/arrest-of-opposition-leaders-in-iran
- 18 October 2011, Corbyn condemned the lack of free speech in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/43351/marzieh-vafamehr-and-free-speech-in-iran
- 8 December 2011, Corbyn condemned the arrest of trade unionists in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/43621/iranian-trade-unionists
- 11 January 2012, Corbyn condemned executions in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/43679/human-rights-in-iran-no-2
- 17 January 2012, Corbyn opposed the ill-treatment of students in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/43704/can-you-solve-this-campaign-on-iranian-students
- 27 March 2012, Corbyn condemned the treatment of Christian leaders in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/44036/treatment-of-youcef-nadarkhani
- 12 June 2012, Corbyn condemned the treatment of Arab minorities in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/44316/persecution-of-ahwazi-arabs-in-iran
- 8 November 2012, Corbyn condemned the treatment of a human rights lawyer in Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/44860/imprisonment-of-nasrin-sotoudeh
- 10 December 2012, Corbyn condemned the imprisonment of 120,000 political prisoners by Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/44987/human-rights-abuse-in-iran
- 25 February 2013, Corbyn urged a halt to executions by Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/45256/urgent-action-to-condemn-and-stop-executions-in-iran
- 12 March 2013, Corbyn condemned the imprisonment of a preacher by Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/45335/imprisoned-iranian-pastor
- 22 April 2013, Corbyn calls on Iran to release political prisoners https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/45465/anniversary-of-imprisonment-of-iranian-bah%C3%A1i-leaders
- 18 June 2013, Corbyn calls on Iran to release Christian leaders https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/45756/release-of-iranian-christians
- 5 December 2013, Corbyn led calls on Iran & Syria to reduce their chemical weapons https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/46345/middle-east-weapons-of-mass-destruction-freezone
- 24 March 2014, Corbyn calls on Iran to halt executions by stoning https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/46718/release-of-sakineh-mohammadi-ashtiani
- 5 June 2014, Corbyn condemns Iran’s ill treatment of trade unionists imprisoned https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/46877/imprisonment-and-maltreatment-of-shahrokh-zamani-and-other-trade-unionists-in-iran
- 12 June 2014, Corbyn condemned Iran’s destruction of minorities cultural landmarks https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/46924/bah%C3%A1is-in-iran
- 15 October 2014, Corbyn condemns the imprisonment of a British woman by Iran https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/47199/fair-trial-for-ghoncheh-ghavami
The truth about Jeremy Corbyn and the peace process in Ireland (click the hyperlinks below to see the times he condemned IRA terrorism)
Over a period of 5 years, 2008-13, Jeremy Corbyn condemned Putin’s Russia for rigging elections, being homophobic, and murdering dissidents.
- 28 January 2008, Jeremy Corbyn condemned Putin’s Russia for rigging elections https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/34966
- 15 July 2009, Corbyn condemned the murder of a Chechen human rights activist https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/39125
- 13 December 2010, Corbyn commemorated the death of Sergei Magnitsky and condemned the Russian Government https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/42195
- 06 September 2013, Corbyn condemned the anti-LGBT legislation in Putin’s Russia https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/45976
50 times Jeremy Corbyn took a stand to defend Jewish People and Jewish life in Britain. Jeremy attacked Holocaust deniers, and pressured the police to do more to tackle antisemitism.
- Corbyn organises Apr 1977 defence of Jewish-populated Wood Green from a neo-Nazi march.
- EDM 987, Corbyn campaigned to protect Jewish cemetery from sale to property developers.
- EDM 3933, 7 Nov 1990: Corbyn denounced the rise of anti-Semitic publications.
- EDM 356, 25 June 1992, Corbyn censures a Holocaust denier, warning antisemitism is on the rise
- EDM 435, 6 July 1992, Corbyn slammed Rupert Murdoch for paying £83,000 for the Goebbels Diaries
- EDM 706, 2 Nov. 1992, Corbyn is main sponsor on a motion condemning the National Front for insulting Holocaust victims by laying wreaths at the cenotaph
- EDM 1474, 25 Feb. 1993, Jeremy signed a motion condemning rise of Nazism in Huntingdon
- EDM 1364, 21 June 1994, Jeremy Corbyn expresses fear antisemitism is on the rise
- EDM 1413, 29 June 1994, Corbyn signed a motion calling on the Director of Public Prosecutions to do more to tackle antisemitism
- EDM 634, 11 April 2000: Corbyn denounces David Irving for being a Holocaust denier.
- EDM 1124, 6 Nov 2000: Corbyn signs motion paying tribute to ‘British Schindler’, Bill Barazetti, for saving the lives of Jewish children in World War II.
- EDM 742, 28 Jan 2002: Corbyn praises football clubs for commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day.
- EDM 1233, 30 April 2002: Corbyn is primary sponsor of a motion condemning antisemitic vandalism of Finsbury Park Synagogue
- May 2002: Corbyn helps organise vigil for Finsbury Park Synagogue after antisemitic attack.
- EDM 1691, 23 July 2002: Corbyn denounces attack on a synagogue in Swansea.
- EDM 123, 26 Nov 2003: Corbyn condemns attacks on two synagogues in Istanbul.
- EDM 461, 21 January 2004: Corbyn signs motion condemning the French government’s moves to ban religious symbols—including the Jewish kippa—in French schools.
- EDM 646, 23 February 2004: Corbyn lambasts the annual rise in antisemitic incidents.
- EDM 717, 26 February 2004: Corbyn signs motion praising Simon Wiesenthal for bringing Nazi perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice.
- EDM 1613, 8 September 2004: Corbyn co-sponsors motion expressing concern over the future of the United Synagogue Pension Scheme.
- EDM 1699, 11 Oct 2004: Corbyn signs motion condemning arbitrary attacks on civilians in both Israel and Palestine.
- EDM 343, 16 June 2005: Corbyn censures the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in West Ham.
- EDM 1774, 8 Mar 2006: Corbyn signs motion condemning an Iranian newspaper for soliciting cartoons about the Holocaust.
- EDM 1267, 16 Apr 2006: Corbyn signs motion condemning Bryan Ferry for antisemitic remarks.
- EDM 2414, 26 June 2006: Corbyn signs motion praising British war veterans for their efforts to combat the Holocaust.
- EDM 2705, 10 Oct 2006: Corbyn marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street.
- EDM 271, 14 Nov 2007: Corbyn co-sponsors motion urging further efforts to address poverty and social exclusion in the Jewish community of East London.
- EDM 1453, 12 May 2008: Corbyn salutes the memory of the Jewish heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
- EDM 2350, 27 Oct 2008: Corbyn marks the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
- EDM 605, 27 Jan 2009: Corbyn welcomes action against antisemitism on university campuses.
- EDM 917, 26 Feb 2009: Corbyn signs motion condemning antisemitism on the internet.
- EDM 1175, 24 March 2009: Corbyn pays tribute to British citizens who rescued Jewish people during the Holocaust.
- EDM 2145 22 Oct. 2009 Corbyn condemns BBC for giving air time to ‘holocaust denying’ BNP
- EDM 337, 2 December 2009: Corbyn signs motion condemning discrimination against minorities, including Jews, in Iran.
- EDM 850, 9 February 2010: Corbyn calls for investigation into antisemitism on Facebook.
- EDM 891, 22 February 2010: Corbyn urges UK Gov to re-settle Yemeni Jews in Britain.
- EDM 908, 27 Oct 2010: Corbyn pays tribute to the late-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
- EDM 1527, 3 Mar 2011: Corbyn condemns the antisemitic remarks of John Galliano.
- EDM 2870, 14 Mar 2012: Corbyn condemns the sale of Nazi memorabilia in Bristol.
- EDM 2866, 14 Mar 2012: Corbyn co-sponsors motion condemning antisemitism in Latvia.
- EDM 2899, 20 Mar 2012: Corbyn condemns an attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse.
- EDM 168, 12 June 2012: Corbyn denounces antisemitism in Polish & Ukrainian football
- EDM 195, 13 June 2012: Corbyn co-sponsors motion calling on the BBC to reverse its decision to drop a Jewish community programme (‘Jewish Citizen Manchester’) from its schedule.
- EDM 1133, 1 Mar 2013: Corbyn signs motion condemning antisemitism in sport.
- 1 October 2013: Corbyn is one of the few MPs to publicly defend the late-Ralph Miliband from Daily Mail antisemitism.
- June 2015: Corbyn participates in ceremony to commemorate the founding of the North London Synagogue in Islington.
- EDM 165, 22 June 2015: Corbyn denounces a neo-Nazi rally planned for Golders Green, where many Jews live, and calls for protection of local residents.
- 25 June 2015: Corbyn is leads calls for counter-demonstration in defence of Jewish residents in Golders Green. The neo-Nazi march is re-routed.
- 9 Oct 2016: Corbyn, close to tears, leads commemoration of the Battle of Cable Street.
- 3 Dec 2016: Corbyn visits Terezín concentration camp to commemorate Holocaust victims
This is the email I received about Eddie Izzard’s visit to Wrexham tomorrow:
EDDIE IZZARD IN WREXHAM ON TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER TO SUPPORT MARY WIMBURY’S CAMPAIGN TO KEEP WREXHAM LABOUR
Eddie Izzard is coming to Wrexham tomorrow – 26th November – to support Mary Wimbury’s campaign to keep Wrexham Labour. He will have having coffee with Mary at the bus station and at 1.30 pm will be walking through the town with Mary to arrive at the Labour Party gazebo in the town centre outside Barclays Bank.
He will be with Mary and the Wrexham Labour team until 2.30 pm engaging with voters, helping to promote our fairer parking for Wrexham petition and generally supporting Mary’s campaign.
Come along and join in:
• Walk with Eddie and Mary through the town down Lord Street and then Regent Street to the gazebo
• Help to bring people over to the stall to meet Eddie
• Give out Mary’s leaflet and get people to sign our petition.
We need lots of support so spread the message and even if you cannot join us yourselves, please tell others what is happening!
In 2017, I visited Wrexham town centre to meet Steve Coogan when he visited our ramshackle town to support Labour candidate Ian Lucas.
Things have changed a lot in those two years, and tomorrow comedian Eddie Izzard will be in the area to support the latest Labour candidate Mary Wimbury as she battles for votes to keep Wrexham from the clutches of the Tories. It is more important than ever that we get behind Mary Wimbury to ensure that Jeremy Corbyn can replace Boris Johnson in Downing Street on December the 13th.
Wrexham has been well represented by Ian Lucas MP who has unfortunately had to stand down for personal reasons. He has always been supportive towards me and his experience as a Member of Parliament will be missed. Mary Wimbury is a good public speaker who we must have faith in to do what is right for the tired Wrexham area. The fact that we have a Tory/Independent led Council has contributed to the downfall of our once bustling town. One of Mary’s key pledges is to regenerate the area. She deserves the chance to do this, as Tories have proved before that they are just not up to the job. Let’s give Mary a chance. Let’s keep Wrexham a Labour town. Let’s make sure Britain is ruled for the many, not the few.