Where is the Antisemitism?

Excellent analysis on Labour’s alleged “anti-Semitism”

Harvey Goldstein


The current pitiful state of mainstream political debate within the UK is hardly news – one has to look no further than the machinations over Brexit to realise that sad fact. Yet, rivalling even that debacle, is the way in which various politicians and interested parties have sought to utilise allegations of antisemitism within the Labour Party, and the ways in which almost all of the mainstream media have involved themselves. Especially depressing is the way in which an internationally increasingly important issue has become mired in muddled thinking.

At the time of writing, (February 22, 2019) some nine Labour MPs have decided to quit Labour with claims that the leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has presided over a culture of antisemitism in the party. They are simply the latest voices among many since Spring 2018 who have claimed extensive antisemitism within Labour, even as the Jewish Chronicle has suggested, saying…

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A key moment in Birkenhead’s fortunes arrives this evening. Let’s run this post again



Who’s it going to be? 

Mick Whitley or Tony Norbury? 



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Wirral Council Extraordinary Meeting of 25th February 2019. Called to discuss the Hoylake Celtic Manor Golf Resort


The following information was drawn this evening from the Wirral Council website and is published without comment.

Beneath this, following the announcement of former Labour Councillor Chris Meaden’s newly Independent status, is some updated information regarding the make-up of council committees.

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Here is a useful link. 


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The unfair sacking of Andrew Smith, NHS whistleblower and trade union representative. A heady cocktail of tainted ingredients. Or how CQC, NHS Improvement & Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust worked together on FPPR.

The calculated destruction of NHS whistleblowers – who put their careers and lives on the line by speaking out about failure – goes on in earnest.

All the usual suspects, including employers, government departments and regulatory bodies continue to encourage staff to speak out, and to claim that they will be “protected”.

But they don’t protect. They feign sympathy and issue evasive, weasel words. Their calculated, concerted actions steam ahead in the opposite direction, which only succeeds in building obstacles to progress and deterring staff from speaking out.

The outcome of all this is that the extremely negative publicity – a long trail of destroyed whistleblowers – features regularly in the press and media – as required – and forms a very effective deterrent to speaking out.

Job done.

Nothing has changed. Even after 650+ elderly patients were seemingly deliberately killed at Gosport Hospital between 1987 and 2001, the shortening of people’s lives goes on, unreported.

The establishment’s fervent desire to cover up the untimely deaths of innocent people and to show that whistleblowing DOESN’T PAY still sweeps all before it.

Alexander's Excavations

By Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist 7 February 2019



 The government and its arms length bodies continue to protect poor senior NHS managers. The Kark FPPR Review report was published yesterday, but is a curate’s egg. Matt Hancock has wasted no time in undermining its findings and recommendations, and has astonishingly delegated the response to Kark’s report to one of the most heavily conflicted bodies, NHS Improvement. On the same day as Kark’s report was published, CQC shut down yet another FPPR referral about a case of proven serious whistleblower reprisal. This related to Mid Essex Health Services NHS Trust. One of the trust managers criticised by the Employment Tribunal in this case is employed as an NHS Improvement Director. CQC also issued a puff piece in July 2018 extolling this individual’s virtues, after the critical ET ruling of whistleblower reprisal in March…

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Saudi crown prince’s oil business failure

More from Theresa May’s beloved head choppers and journalist chopper uppers.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 1 February 2019 video says about itself:

🇸🇦 Why did Saudi Aramco‘s ambitious selloff fail? l Al Jazeera English

Saudi Aramco was supposed to be the biggest stock market offering of all time. But the Saudi oil giant failed to hit the $2 trillion value set by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Last year, Saudi Arabia cancelled Aramco’s stock listing. The secretive company has never had to declare its financial reports and it would have been a massive transformation had Aramco gone public.

Al Jazeera investigates the reasons behind the failure of the ambitious offering.

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RIP Jeremy Hardy, comedian, commentator, Socialist.

Far too young.

Brilliantly funny, a deeply compassionate and caring person.

We will miss him very much 😪

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Hard Times

News of dodgy operators from over the water…


It was absolutely right of Steve Rotheram to attack the bloated bureaucracy being foisted on the metromayoralty by Joe Anderson, in anticipation of him getting the job. For this arrogant man to dismiss the cost as “only £7 million” shows just how out of touch he is with the real world.

His confederate in setting up this superfluous team of bag carriers, was his chief executive, Ged Fitzgerald. It was the latter who actually commissioned the report which delivered this unnecessary extra layer of bureaucrats, each on an average salary of £100,000. Joe, in turn, pushed the plan through the Combined Authority.

The firm commissioned by Fitzgerald to produce the report was Amion Consulting, chaired by Mr Timothy Johnston. He and Fitzgerald are both directors of new company, The Big Trust Limited. I am sure that they will have plenty of time together there to discuss Joe’s hoped-for future support…

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Frank Field. Is he “Feeding Britain”, as claimed?

terry craven facebook post birkenhead man 2As his long career in public life comes to a close, Frank Field was meeting royalty yesterday in his Birkenhead constituency.  See all the local and national newspapers for the gushing coverage.

Ever the one to promote his own causes, Field took the royals to a shop in Birkenhead  which is running a pilot for @Feeding_Britain (The No. 7 Community Cafe).


But here’s something from Christmas Eve just gone, that never made it into any newspaper.  It’s a Facebook post from Terry Craven who works locally at www.employmentsolutions4u.com as an employment advisor.  Here, he rightly criticises the Tory government for creating a society where hunger is used as a weapon and politicians are not ashamed to use poverty to promote themselves.

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We’re wondering if there will now be a peerage or knighthood in the pipeline for #Wirralgate‘s Frank Field, to round off his career?

And finally…

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A housing solution, the best under the sun…

a housing solution - feb 2018

Back soon…!

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Ivan Rogers’ Brexit Lecture of Thursday 13th December 2018 – the Nine Lessons on Brexit

The Nine Lessons on Brexit

Ivan Rogers KCMG is the UK’s former Ambassador to the EU.
These are links to a two-part Brexit themed lecture given at Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute for Public Policy last Thursday 13th December 2018 by Ivan Rogers – former UK Ambassador to the EU.

The overriding theme is the failure of the UK Westminster political class, and it’s an excellent and timely reminder of where we currently stand.

Part One – 

Part Two –

Link to .pdf document –

And from today’s Guardian –
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