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Letter to New Statesman, 18 December 2019

Now that Jeremy Corbyn is vanquished, and no longer needs smearing, perhaps you would care to correct your most persistent falsehood about him? It happens also to be (because the most blatant) the most easily refuted. I refer to the assertion of Dave Rich ("The Labour Party's history reminds us there have always been left-wing anti-semites," 26 March 2018), Patrick Maguire ("How did Labour lose th Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2019 07:16 Tags: antisemitism, boris-johnson, jeremy-corbyn

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“You don't know how shallow you are, or how narcissistic, until you acquire a facial scar. On the plus side, it's so situated as to make me look tough and worldly. On the downside, I'm never kissing my dog again.”
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“Political centrism ≠ neutrality. Being a centrist doesn't make you unbiased; it biases you in favour of the centre.”
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“Would that cricketers had better lines, or at least that their most famous were not also their tritest or most banal. 'This thing can be done,' said Fred Spofforth in 1882. 'We'll get 'em in singles,' George Hirst did not say twenty years later. 'You guys are history,' growled Devon Malcolm in 1994. 'You've just dropped the World Cup,' Steve Waugh may have crowed in 1999. At least two of these could have been put into the mouth of Arnold Schwarzenegger.”
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“Was it not part of the secret black art of truly grand politics of revenge, of a farseeing, subterranean, slowly advancing, and premeditated revenge, that Israel must itself deny the real instrument of its revenge before all the world as a mortal enemy and nail it to the cross, so that 'all the world,' namely all the opponents of Israel, could unhesitatingly swallow just this bait? And could spiritual subtlety imagine any more dangerous bait than this? Anything to equal the enticing, intoxicating, overwhelming, and undermining power of that symbol of the 'holy cross,' that ghastly paradox of a 'God on the cross,' that mystery of an unimaginable ultimate cruelty and self-crucifixion of God for the salvation of man?”
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“I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.”
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John Brooke Hola Rodney,

I see that you have listed my first book "Mother Lode" in a trilogy. Hows your reading progressing on my book. I just received my first comment on Amazon, looking for yours.



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