John Cryer MP and anti-semitism

All the recent talk of the Corbynistas’ anti-semitism brings to mind a post that appeared on this blog way back in 2017.

That great advert for Labour meritocracy, John Cryer MP, had awoken from his usual deep slumber, and was holding forth at a Labour Conference fringe event.

The BBC reported thus:

‘A senior Labour MP has said he is shocked at some of the anti-Semitic tweets by party members that come before its disciplinary panel.

John Cryer said some of what is written “makes your hair stand up”, adding: “This stuff is redolent of the 1930s.”

He was speaking at a fringe debate at the Labour conference in Brighton…

…Mr Cryer, Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead, described a “seeping poison” and warned that future generations might not realise that when it came to Nazism, “we were right and they were wrong”.

As chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party, he sits on the disputes panel of the National Executive Committee, which rules on what members have “said, written or tweeted”, he told the audience.

“I have seen some of the tweets from paid up Labour Party members and I am not kidding you, it makes your hair stand up,” he said.

Some Labour members dismiss reports of anti-Semitism as a myth, he said.

“But you don’t have to look very far before you see it’s not a myth…and there’s no place in the Labour Party for stuff like that.”‘

The question that arises is obvious.

Was Mr. Cryer prescient?

Or will he eventually be outed, like so many others who have expressed similar sentiments, as a Zionist running dog, an emissary of the society of the  invisible hand, and handsomely paid by the Israeli embassy via an account at the Daily Mail?

Watch this space.

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