An interesting Letter. I am Skeptical of any Binary reduction and noticeably the Good Imman has not mentioned Christians or Faith Groupings outside of Judaism, Islam. Not one for whataboutery, though. The Imans Letter is a strong one within its own terms and the Rabbi’s intervention was Polemical and beneath that position which he holds.
Lytton Crosby’s surrogates are very much in evidence in 2019, he recommends the Candidates to rise above the fray and to have others make personal attacks, of course, many candidates can not help themselves.
In 2017 I found the Labour Party position much more credible than 2019. The Coup attempts against Jeremy Corbyn and the constitution of his shadow cabinet suggest that the Blairite influence is not far from the helm. As I hold very similar views to the Vintage Corbyn on the EU, along with Tony Benn and currently well expressed by Eddie Dempsey and Paul Embury the Brexit position of 2019 is not credible to me. Jeremy Corbyn’s own position does actually make sense and I do think actually is one that the Public understands even through the mists of media outrage.
Memories these days are very short, certainly, commentary tends to have a very strict and selective preference for leaving almost everything form the past firmly memory-holed. Anyway here’s my take on Why a Jeremy Corbyn Brexit would be better than a Johnstone Brino,
although the Full 2017 Jexit would I think to be more of a vote winner. The European Union is a neoliberal project certainly since Maastricht when it went full federated Neo-Liberal, as such it seems that the best hope for democratic socialists and social democracy is that the UK leads the way out of the neoliberal European wilderness with a more socially based and inclusive model of political economy rather than seeing that inevitability lead by more authoritarian and so-called Hard Right groupings. I say so-called hard right as I do think Neo-Liberalism is Fascist in Nature, Pinochet was a Fascist ( does anyone argue against that?) Pinochet was the Chicago Boys Lab rat in Chile?
I have no idea how this Blog popped up in my feed today, it is obviously of far too high a quality by my own lights, to not be comprehensively shadowbanned, I wonder if Kitty, has seen a drop of in readers since last Autumn 2018? As ever when I stumble upon great commentary and analysis I fill my boots, read as much as possible and hang around. So Just to say Hi To Kitty and other readers. Not sure how many here were regular commenters from Sturdy Blog and Golem XIV back in the 2010-2013 period, WIll no doubt see as I work through some more articles. Greetings and Salutations from Sweden ( I live here) Cheers
Dear Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
My name is Ajmal Masroor. I have been an Imam for almost 30 years and I write to you today as your brother in faith and humanity.
I proudly practice Islam in our multicultural and multi-faith country, without fear or prejudice, despite the rising levels of Islamophobia. I take a keen interest in politics and believe in actively influencing change, which is why I stood for Parliament twice – once in 2010 and again in 2018.
I believe people of faith must play an active role in all aspects of our society, including politics. As such, I welcome your letter to The Times, where you urge us to vote with our conscience. Both our Jewish and Islamic traditions place conscience at the core of our Godly life…
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