The ugly true colours of Cor­byn’s Labour

Scottish Daily Mail - - Labour In Brighton -

THIS was the day Jeremy Cor­byn’s sup­port­ers aban­doned all pre­tence of be­long­ing to the po­lit­i­cal main­stream and ex­posed Labour for what it re­ally is: West­min­ster’s nasty party.

True, the leader and his hench­men have sel­dom made a se­cret of their wish to sub­vert democ­racy and bring down the Gov­ern­ment by in­cit­ing a work­ers’ revo­lu­tion and il­le­gal strikes.

But at the Labour con­fer­ence yes­ter­day, Mo­men­tum and the hard Left plumbed ob­nox­ious new depths that should dis­may the party’s de­cent tra­di­tional sup­port­ers.

In a dis­gust­ing dis­play, ac­tivists at a meet­ing listed in the of­fi­cial hand­book ap­plauded speak­ers who de­liv­ered vile anti-Semitic rants, call­ing for the expulsion of the Jewish Labour Move­ment for sup­port­ing the state of Is­rael.

One even com­pared Zion­ists to the Nazis, sug­gest­ing Labour should re­spect peo­ple’s right to ques­tion the Holo­caust.

In another deeply dis­turb­ing sign of the times, it emerges that the BBC has hired a body­guard to pro­tect po­lit­i­cal edi­tor Laura Kuenss­berg, af­ter a tor­rent of vi­cious threats. Ris­i­bly, a close Cor­byn ally dis­misses this as a ploy by the cor­po­ra­tion to dis­credit the Left! Mean­while, em­bold­ened by Labour’s sur­prise show­ing in the June elec­tion, shadow chan­cel­lor John McDon­nell treated the party to yet more fan­tasy eco­nomics, guar­an­teed to bank­rupt Bri­tain.

Not con­tent with pledg­ing to abol­ish tu­ition fees and re­na­tion­alise the rail­ways, util­i­ties and the Royal Mail, he now says he’ll trans­fer Pri­vate Fi­nance Ini­tia­tive schemes worth tens of bil­lions of pounds to the pub­lic sec­tor.

Yet what he never tells us – and, ex­traor­di­nar­ily, the (pub­licly funded) BBC al­most al­ways fails to ask him – is where the money would come from to pay for his mind-bog­gling ex­trav­a­gance.

All he will sug­gest is that Labour may not pay the mar­ket price for pri­vate com­pa­nies. In other words, he plans to seize the as­sets of in­vestors and pen­sion funds, crip­pling savers and un­der­min­ing the very con­cept of prop­erty and free­dom.

Let Tories am­bi­tious for per­sonal ad­vance­ment be warned. If they risk desta­bil­is­ing Theresa May, the stakes sim­ply couldn’t be higher.

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