British leftist Labourite RIP, Blairites quit Labour


This 3 October 2012 video from London, England says about itself:

UK – Paul Flynn MP Suspended from Parliament After Telling the Truth About Afghanistan War

Labour MP Paul Flynn has been suspended from the House of Commons for five days without pay after what [Conservative] Defence Secretary Philip Hammond claimed were ‘scandalous’ comments. The MP for Newport West accused the Ministry of Defence ministerial team of lying over Afghanistan policy. Speaker John Bercow demanded Mr Flynn retract his statement but he refused, insisting it was more important for him to leave it on the record.

Questioning Mr Hammond during an urgent question, Mr Flynn said: The role of our brave soldiers at the moment is to act as human shields for ministers’ reputation. The danger to our soldiers is being prolonged by those on that (front) bench who have the power to stop it. Other countries have removed their soldiers from this dangerous area where they are not doing what we are doing which is arming and training our future enemy.

Isn’t this very similar to the end of the First World War, when it was said that politicians lied and soldiers died and the reality was, as it is now, that our brave soldier lions are being led by ministerial donkeys? Speaker John Bercow intervened, requesting clarification of Mr Flynn’s remarks and for him to retract any suggestion ministers had lied to the Commons.

But Mr Flynn said: That’s precisely what I am saying. I believe we have had lies from the minister and I believe that our soldiers are being let down. I apologise to you Mr Speaker, but I have to insist on retaining my accusation of lying. That is far more important than a lying group of people who send our soldiers to die in vain in a war from which we should withdraw and from which the country wants us to withdraw. I accept the consequences of what I am saying.

The speaker called on Deputy Leader of the House Tom Brake to suspend Mr Flynn, a move agreed by MPs. I’m sorry to say you are ignoring the ruling of the chair and in so doing you are behaving, whatever your motives, in a grossly disorderly manner and in those circumstances I am obliged to name Paul Flynn, the MP for Newport West — Speaker John Bercow

As the House of Commons is about to take a three week break for the party conferences, Mr Flynn will have to serve most of his ban next month.

From Wales Online, 26 October 2018:

Paul Flynn is not the average MP.

He [is/was] an 83-year-old who has stalked Parliament railing against cronyism, war and cannabis legislation – among other things.

In the years since arriving in the Commons in 1987, the lifelong Labour Party member and former steelworker has attacked vested interests from nuclear power to lobbying while championing causes like the Welsh language and cannabis.

Yesterday, 17 February 2019, Paul Flynn died.

Meanwhile, seven Labour MPs from the Rupert Murdoch-Blairite right wing have resigned from Labour while hanging on to their MP seats, thus helping the unstable minority Conservative Theresa May government.

They base themselves on spurious accusations of Labour supposedly being ‘anti-Semitic’, and ‘hijacked by the left’.

At least one of these seven ex-Labour MPs, Mr Joe Gapes, gets money from the murderous Saudi Crown Prince His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman. Contrary to the Labour party, the Saudi regime is really anti-Semitic. The British Conservatives don’t mind; neither does Mr Joe Gapes.

These seven politicians have not formed a new ‘centrist‘ political party, but call themselves the Independent Group. Others refer to them as the Seven Dwarfs, which they are, compared to Pail Flynn.

‘Britain, don’t support Trump’s coup in Venezuela’


This 27 January 2019 video is called What’s happening in Venezuela.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Backing US-led coup in Venezuela would be a ‘mistake’, says Shadow foreign secretary

Labour MP for Derby North Chris Williamson also hits out at the Tories’ ‘double standards’

SHADOW foreign secretary Emily Thornberry warned yesterday that it would be a “mistake” for the government to back a US-led attempt at regime change in Venezuela, ousting President Nicolas Maduro.

She said in the Commons that the economic, humanitarian and political situation for Venezuelans is “totally dire”, but that it would be wrong for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to believe that changing leader would solve the problems, “let alone the kind of US-led intervention being threatened by [US President] Donald Trump and [National Security Adviser] John Bolton”, she said.

Labour MP for Derby North Chris Williamson hit out at “intervention from Western powers.”

He said: “The truth is, millions support the Maduro government and there is huge opposition to it. But intervention from the United States could precipitate a civil war and lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.

“So can the minister explain why the double standards? Is it that he’s wanting to facilitate another humanitarian catastrophe as we’re seeing in Yemen with British arms?

“Does he want to see the same in Venezuela and does he not support self-determination of peoples around the world rather than intervention from Western powers?”

The pair made the comments during an urgent question on the issue following the US’s decision to recognise Juan Guaido, the head of the country’s defunct National Assembly who has unconstitutionally declared himself president.

Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan said that the government is “looking at the legitimacy of the [Venezuelan] government.”

He attacked Labour for a letter to the Guardian signed by shadow chancellor John McDonnell, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and other Labour MPs and campaigners.

The letter criticised the far-right governments of the US and Brazil, saying they offer “no hope” to Venezuela and that there there is “no justification for backing the US attempt at regime change under way.”

It called for dialogue [with the help of] the Mexican and Bolivian presidents.

A rally will be held by the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, trade unionists and representatives from Stop the War and CND on Thursday from 6.30pm at teaching union NEU’s London head office against US intervention.