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Over worked decorator, underworked artist. Fighting against antisemitism and misogyny. LAAS activist. #ZeroTolerance. Resister. Views are my own.
Sep 26, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
I haven't tweeted for a couple of days about #Lab2018 because I had no words.
To put on here the depth of my anger over the last few days is a difficult task.
So here it is. It started out bad. The decision by @UKLabour as a political party to portray @jeremycorbyn as the victim in all this was pretty clear from day one.
'Blame the Jews.'
I wonder if that was an actual directive.
Jul 22, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
Thread. 👇
The Twittersphere is awash, AWASH with corbynista screeching the the row over the IHRA definition is a distraction from the chaos of the Tories.
For once I am in agreement!
I know, don't pass out. This can happen.
SO why did they feel the need to do this? The IHRA definition on antisemitism is accepted worldwide, we have been using it since @UKLabour adopted it in 2016. It's a standard definition. Nothing sinister, no big deal right? Let's get on and kick out the racists so we can fight the Tories right?
Jul 19, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Thread on antisemitic abuse I just witnessed, and why @UKLabour
cannot claim to protect Jews now.
Tonight I went to the @antisemitism protest in parliament square. I felt it was vital to express my disgust over the situation in Labour butchering the IHRA definition. All week I've been bombarded with people saying but...but... You won't be able to criticise Israel. Which *is* utter rubbish.
The protest was strong. Great speeches. Powerful. What happened after affected me more though.
We went for a quick pint, as you do.
Jul 17, 2018 10 tweets 8 min read
"@UKLabour ruling body is set to adopt new guidelines on antisemitism despite warnings from its own MPs and from 68 rabbis that the party risks ignoring the Jewish community."
huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/labours-… We breathtaking arrogance the NEC are set to ignore the wishes of the @BoardofDeputies, @JLC_uk & the @CST_UK.
Jun 15, 2018 13 tweets 9 min read
So as the news about the appointment of @GordonNardellQC as @UKLabour's very own in house legal counsel hits the press in all the wrong ways. New blog by @mishtal has been covered on @LBC.

It's worth having a look at who elleanne green is. Who is this associate of @jeremycorbyn that set up #PalestineLive. The Facebook group he was comfortable enough in to arrange a meeting room for them. (remember that)
Jun 2, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
So as the fight against antisemitism in @UKLabour gets ever harder, with silence being demanded now those in the party willing to speak out, and blatant untruths being pushed by the party, I feel a short thread on how I am being silenced is in order. When questioning the link between jewdas & JVL, after seeing the founder of one, cheerleading the other in a TV interview, I questioned a member of jewdas. Anyone fighting antisemitism in labour is entitled to ask questions, unless a hybrid of the two groups doesn't worry you.