British Conservative Cameron wants resignation of Labourite Corbyn


David Cameron's head, cartoon

From British daily The Independent today:

David Cameron tells Jeremy Corbyn to resign as Labour leader ‘for heaven’s sake’

Many religious (and not so religious) people will say that Cameron should have left Heaven out of his party politics.

What is new about this? Not much really.

Any Conservative Prime Minister would always like it if the Labour opposition leader would go away, and the Labour party would be in trouble.

More yet … Cameron is not any Conservative Prime Minister. He has announced his resignation and is now politically a walking dead man.

His Conservative party is in chaos, while in its smoke-filled backrooms there is fighting about who will be the next Tory leader.

It is understandable that David Cameron would like Labour to be in the same chaos as his own party, after the European Union membership referendum which he lost, in spite of, or maybe because of, his expensive taxpayer-paid propaganda of there supposedly there not being anything wrong with the European Union and that the lights would go out and that there would be devastating lethal volcanic eruptions of all mountains, hills and molehills in Britain if the electorate would vote for Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn, though advocating a Remain vote, did not claim the European Union was perfect and did not participate with Cameron in ‘project fear‘ propaganda.

So, one might compare Cameron’s call on Corbyn to resign to the desperate shriek of a man who cannot swim and is about to drown, to his opponent standing on the bank to jump into the water and drown as well.

Except that Cameron has a Tory fifth column inside the Parliamentary Labour Party: the Blairite right-wing MPs who with Cameron want to drown Corbyn, and with him Labour party democracy, the verdict of Labour members who massively elected Corbyn, and the hopes of defeating the Conservatives in a general election.

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British soldiers illegally in Syria


This 28 November 2015 video from England is called Don’t Bomb Syria Protest London – Diane Abbott, Owen Jones.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

UK forces fighting in Syria ‘illegal’ – warns Stop the War

UK Special Forces have been fighting on the frontline in Syria despite explicit assurances to parliament from Cameron that there would be ‘no UK boots on the ground’.

Such a move ‘is illegal unless sanctioned by parliament,’ Stop the War Coalition warned yesterday. According to The Times British special forces based in Jordan frequently cross into Syria to assist the so-called ‘New Syrian Army’, which has been holding out in the southeastern village of al-Tanf.

The Ministry of Defence said: ‘We may or may not have special forces in Syria. For reasons of security we cannot comment on any operation involving special forces.’

Head of the Stop the War Coalition, Lindsey German, told News Line: ‘Reports of British troops fighting in Syria highlight once again the contempt for democracy shown by those who support successive wars.

‘Any such deployment is illegal unless sanctioned by parliament. It is unfortunately increasingly typical of troop deployment which is secretive and avoids any democratic scrutiny. As we await the Chilcot report, it is a travesty of the democratic process to keep involving British troops in Syria undeclared.’

In December 2015, parliament approved a motion moved by Tory PM Cameron which called for the UK to join in the US led bombing campaign in Syria. The motion explicitly stated: ‘. . . . the government will not deploy UK troops in ground combat operations.’

During the debate, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned: ‘The logic of an extended air campaign is, in fact, towards mission creep and western boots on the ground. Whatever the Prime Minister may say now about keeping British combat troops out of the way, that is a real possibility.’

During that debate Ian Paisley (North Antrim) (DUP) asked: ‘If it becomes necessary at a later date to deploy ground troops, will he guarantee that he will come back to this House to seek approval for that?’

Cameron replied: ‘This is something not only that I do not want to do, but that I think would be a mistake if we did it. The argument was made to us by the Iraqi government that the presence of western ground troops can be a radicalising force and can be counterproductive, and that is our view.’