Alastair Campbell, Blair’s spin doctor, parody music


This 30 July 2019 parody mu=sic video from Britain, about Tony Blair‘s spin doctor Alastair Campbell, recently expelled from the Labour party for voting for the Liberal Democrats, which is against Labour rules, says about itself:

Spin Doctor – Two Faces (Alastair Campbell song)

Alastair Campbell is Spin Doctor!

LYRICS:

If you want to blow up Baghdad
Just go ahead now
And if you want to unleash jihadJust go ahead now
And if you want to vote for Lib Dems
Just go ahead now
And if you want to portray jews as pig men
Just go ahead now

Labour expulsion got me vexed up
I’m proper narked, now
It’s worse than the dossier I sexed up
To bomb Iraq, now
Saddam had mass destruction weapons
That’s what I said, now
But I want a second referendum
So I’m exonerated, now

Here is my open letter
TLDR: Dave Miliband would be better
I fucked up the world in 2003
But I know what a Labour PartyBritish state-Murdoch attack on Labour party’s meant to be
I know what a Labour Party’s meant to be

Alastair Campbell, one of the key figures in Tony Blair’s 1997 Labour government, announced this week he no longer wants to be a member of the party. The sentiment among most Labour Party members was “Good riddance to bad rubbish”: here.

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British state-Murdoch attack on Labour party


British Labour leader JEREMY CORBYN addressing a 'Refugees Welcome' march in Hyde park, London

From daily News Line in Britain:

Tories in a crisis over state attack on Corbyn

2nd July 2019

THE REVELATION that senior British civil servants have been briefing the capitalist press that Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is too sick and unfit to be Prime Minister has caused a major crisis for the Tory government.

Britain’s top civil servant, Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, is to write to Corbyn after the health claims which he himself admits are ‘unacceptable’. Yesterday Sedwill did not confirm that there would be an inquiry.

Corbyn has demanded an explanation from Cabinet Secretary Sedwill following reports in [Rupert Murdoch owned] The Times that quoted two senior civil servants as saying there is a ‘real worry’ and that Corbyn is being ‘propped up by those around him’.

Labour has already demanded an independent investigation into the allegations.

Asked about the issue, Theresa May’s spokesman said: ‘Impartiality is one of the fundamental values of the civil service and underpins its ability to effectively serve the government of the day.

‘It would clearly be inappropriate and unacceptable for comments of this sort to have been made or briefed to the press. The cabinet secretary will be writing to the leader of the opposition shortly.’

Asked if this meant there would be an inquiry, he added: ‘I don’t think you’d expect me to divulge the contents of that letter in advance of it being sent.’ Any news on an inquiry would come ‘shortly’, he said.

Labour leader Corbyn said: ‘The idea that civil servants should be briefing a newspaper against an elected politician, against a prospective government, is something that should be very concerning to all of us.

‘The Civil Service has to be independent; has to be non-political and has to be non-judgmental of the politicians they have a duty to serve. If we were elected to government, we have a very clear framework of things we want to do in this country on housing, education, health and the environment and so much more.

‘We would explain those to our colleagues in the civil service and expect them to carry out those policies.

‘That is the way British democracy must work. There must be an investigation into which senior civil servants are spreading fictitious information to the press and in the process compromising the integrity of the Civil Service.’

Dave Wiltshire, secretary of the All Trades Union Alliance, told News Line: ‘The idea that the British state is some independent body that will serve whatever government of the day is just nonsense, the civil service is part of the capitalist state and serves the ruling class.

‘The state is very worried – not that Corbyn is sick but that an election of a Corbyn government will bring millions of workers onto the street to fight for their jobs, their wages and their basic rights.’

Trump-Pompeo anti-British Labour coup plot


This 8 May 2019 video from the conservative Daily Mail in Britain says about itself:

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has issued a humiliating warning to the UK that it could lose access to vital American intelligence if it does not distance itself from Chinese tech firm Huawei – before taking an apparent sideswipe at Theresa May.

After meeting Mrs May on a visit to London, and in a stinging criticism of the Prime Minister, Donald Trump‘s top diplomat invoked the memory of ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher, asking: ‘Would she have allowed China to control to control the internet of the future?’.

It came just hours after he had stood alongside Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to praise the ‘special relationship’ between the UK and the UK. Giving the Margaret Thatcher Lecture for the CPS think tank at Lancaster House in London, with Hunt looking on, he said: ‘Ask yourself: would the Iron Lady be silent when China violates the sovereignty of nations through corruption or coercion?’.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Pompeo Pledges To Prevent Anti-Tory Regime Change In The UK By Smashing Corbyn Labour Leadership

1st July 2019

WITH THE Tories in what is being called an ‘existential crisis’ over breaking with the European Union, the British ruling class and its allies in the USA are becoming alarmed. They fear that a Corbyn-led government could take the place of the Tories, and touch off a massive revolutionary movement by the working class to get rid of British capitalism.

The capitalist press is already now saying quite openly that Corbyn is a sick man and is too sick to rule and that he should be retired from the political scene by Labour’s right wing.

Unite union leader Len McCluskey yesterday tried to steady the Labour ship from the ruling class storm, saying ‘there is no panic’ over Labour’s Brexit policy and the party should trust Corbyn. He told the BBC, Labour should not rush to back another referendum, and should wait for the party’s consultation.

McCluskey dismissed reports about Corbyn’s health as ‘fake news’. However, Jeremy Corbyn has called for an inquiry after newspapers reported two civil servants had said he was ‘too frail’ to lead Labour or become PM.

An article in [Rupert Murdoch owned] The Times reported an official saying there was a ‘real worry’ the 70-year-old is not up to the job ‘physically or mentally’, is ‘losing his memory’ and is being ‘propped up by those around him’.

The unnamed official is quoted as saying: ‘There’s growing concern that he’s too frail and is losing his memory. He’s not in charge of his own party.’ The Times said it was briefed by two senior state officials that civil servants were suggesting the Labour leader may have to stand down over supposed health issues.

Corbyn has condemned this ‘farrago of nonsense’ and ‘tittle tattle’. He said: ‘The civil service has to be independent’, adding: ‘It has to be non-political and has to be non-judgemental of the politicians they have a duty to serve.’

Of course, the capitalist state is the exact opposite, it is the 100% servant of the ruling class. Corbyn continued: ‘I would make that very clear if we were elected to government. There must be an investigation into which senior civil servants are spreading fictitious information to the press and in the process compromising the integrity of the civil service.’

In fact, the civil service is part of the capitalist state that exists solely to protect the ruling class from the working class. It has no integrity! However, the origins of this campaign are not just located at the Israeli embassy. They are products of the Trump regime itself.

A tape has been leaked to the Washington Post which has the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying that the United States ‘won’t wait’ before beginning to ‘push back’ against a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government in Britain.

According to the Washington Post, Pompeo’s response was to say: ‘It could be that Mr. Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected. It’s possible. You should know, we won’t wait for him to do those things to begin to push back. We will do our level best’, he said … ‘It’s too risky and too important and too hard once it’s already happened,’ he said.

In fact, the propaganda that Corbyn is a sick man is the preparation for a CIA-backed right wing coup in the Labour Party. The CIA and Pompeo have already marked down Corbyn as the UK’s Allende and are no doubt preparing the same bloody fate for him. The onslaught that has begun on Corbyn must be the signal for the millions of UK trade unionists to force their unions to take mass action.

Pompeo admits Venezuelans don’t support regime change


This 11 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Mike Pompeo Insinuates the US is Willing to Meddle in UK Elections

From daily News Line in Britain:

Pompeo admits US-organised uprising in Venezuela has ‘no popular support’

14th June 2019

US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo had a secret meeting last month … in which he spilled the beans on the manoeuvrings of US imperialism to effect regime change in Venezuela and he outlined the determination of the Trump administration to block any possibility of a Corbyn-led Labour government in the UK.

This was revealed in a clandestine tape of his speech leaked to the Washington Post. On Venezuela, Pompeo admitted that the official US narrative, that it is supporting a popular pro-democracy movement against the elected president Nicolas Maduro is a complete fiction.

He admitted that there is no popular movement to oust Maduro, saying that there was no movement ‘worth talking about’. In fact, Pompeo was scathing about the so-called opposition and its leader, the self-declared ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido, admitting that Guaido does not have any popular support amongst the Venezuelan people.

Pompeo went even further when he lamented that the handful of bourgeois ‘oppositionists’ cobbled together by the US are nothing more than a rabble fighting one another over who will grab the spoils if regime change is achieved.

He said: ‘Our conundrum, which is to keep the opposition united, has proven devilishly difficult. The moment Maduro leaves, everybody’s going to raise their hands and say, “Take me, I’m the next president of Venezuela.” It would be forty-plus people who believe they’re the rightful heir to Maduro.’

The complete failure of US imperialism to orchestrate the overthrow of Maduro was exemplified in the humiliating debacle of a military coup attempt on 30 April led by Guaido which fizzled out before it even began.

Pompeo also candidly admitted that US efforts to conjure up an opposition had been going on long before Maduro was overwhelmingly re-elected as president last May. He said: ‘We were trying to support various religious … institutions to get the opposition to come together … since the day I became CIA director. This was something that was at the centre of what President Trump was trying to do.’

Pompeo made it clear in his speech that the Venezuelan people are not alone in being the subject of attempts at regime change. The Trump administration is also determined to prevent the election of a Corbyn-led Labour government and intends to try and stop Corbyn from ever becoming prime minister.

Pompeo was recorded saying: ‘It could be that Mr Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected. It’s possible. You should know, we won’t wait for him to do those things to begin to push back. We will do our level best. It’s too risky and too important and too hard once it’s already happened.’

His remarks surfaced after Trump’s three-day visit to London where he contemptuously … saying Corbyn was ‘somewhat of a negative force’ while going out of his way to endorse Boris Johnson as his pick for next UK Prime Minister.

Trump, as Pompeo confirms, will mobilise the US resources, being Labour right-wingers, to dump Corbyn before any election – this is the meaning of Pompeo’s pledge of a ‘push back’ against the Labour leader. …

Trump’s rampaging around the world attempting regime changes while waging trade wars with China and the EU is a product of the acute weakness of US capitalism.

In the face of a rapidly developing banking crisis, a crash in industrial production and a US working class taking mass action against low wages and poverty, Trump is forced to fight it out with his capitalist rivals to either destroy them or turn them into servile client states of US capitalism through regime change.

Pompeo’s speech has established that the enemy of the Venezuelan people is the same enemy of the British working class. The only way forward is for British workers to carry out their own regime change by organising a general strike to bring down the Tory government and go forward to a workers’ government and socialism.

Donald Trump’s CIA coup against British Labour?


This 11 June 2019 video from Britain says about itself:

[United States President Donald Trump‘s Secretary of State and ex-CIA boss] Mike Pompeo Threatens To Stop Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn In Leaked Recordings

By Robert Stevens in Britain:

US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens “push-back” to prevent a Corbyn Labour government

11 June 2019

In a closed-door discussion last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lifted the veil on plans to prevent a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government from coming to power in Britain.

In an audio recording of a meeting held last Tuesday with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Pompeo is asked if Corbyn “is elected, would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the UK?”

Pompeo replied, “It could be that Mr. Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected. It’s possible. You should know, we won’t wait for him to do those things to begin to push back. We will do our level best … It’s too risky and too important and too hard once it’s already happened.”

The recording was leaked to the Washington Post

The statements were made as US President Donald Trump was in Britain during his three-day state visit. Pompeo’s sinister language confirms that moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.

Extreme right-wing and fascistic elements have been behind the moves to remove Corbyn from the outset. Central to the “Get Corbyn” operation, in place since the day he was elected Labour leader in September 2015, were the US intelligence services—in league with MI5, MI6

The operation has been organised via the Blairite faction of the Labour Party, backed by the ruling Conservative Party and leading representatives of the military.

The Socialist Equality Party warned in 2016 that the “putsch against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is being mounted by a right-wing cabal, working in intimate collusion with the security services in Britain and the United States.”

Pompeo didn’t outline what would be required to prevent Corbyn from being elected and what a “push-back” against him would involve. But senior figures in the UK military have already made clear what they are prepared to carry out: a coup d’état along the lines of that which the CIA engineered in Chile in 1973 that ended with the murder of elected social-democrat leader Salvador Allende and thousands of his supporters.

Just a week after being elected Labour leader, with the backing of hundreds of thousands of Labour members and supporters, the [Rupert Murdoch owned] Sunday Times carried comments from a “senior serving general” that in the event of Corbyn becoming prime minister, there would be “the very real prospect” of “a mutiny”.

The general revealed that the military would be prepared to use “whatever means possible, fair or foul”. He warned, “You would see a major break in convention with senior generals directly and publicly challenging Corbyn over vital important policy decisions such as Trident [nuclear weapons], pulling out of NATO and any plans to emasculate and shrink the size of the armed forces.”

Just a few months later, Britain’s then Chief of the Defence Staff Sir Nicholas Houghton, asked by the BBC’s Andrew Marr about Corbyn’s statement that he would never authorise the use of nuclear weapons, replied, “Well, it would worry me if that thought was translated into power.”

In recent weeks, the Blairites have deepened their offensive to smear Corbyn and the wider left as supporters of anti-Semitism. Leaving the Labour Party in April to set up their now almost defunct Change UK group—which a number of them have since abandoned—the Blairites involved, such as Luciana Berger and Mike Gapes, said that Labour had become a “sickeningly institutionally racist” party (Berger) under Corbyn, and a “racist, anti-Semitic party” (Gapes).

Following the expulsion last month from the party of Blair’s former spin-doctor, Alastair Campbell—after voting in violation of Labour’s rulebook for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections—complained he was being disciplined while party members he described as anti-Semites were not.

Everyone knows that Corbyn is not and has never been an anti-Semite. He is being targeted, utilising filthy lies and slanders, because US and British imperialism will not allow a government to come to office that is in any way associated with the denunciations of imperialism and NATO that Corbyn once articulated.

The forces attacking Corbyn fear that if he won office—under conditions of growing social polarisation set to escalate under Brexit—millions of workers and youth would demand he make good on previous pledges to oppose austerity, militarism, war and attacks on democratic rights.

Pompeo’s latest attack must be seen in the context of his denunciation of Corbyn—on these very issues—made just last month. Prior to Trump’s visit, Pompeo held talks with senior figures in the May government. During a press conference in London, he was asked by a right-wing website his thoughts on Corbyn’s “endorsement” of the Maduro government and his statement opposing “outside interference” in Venezuela.

Pompeo replied, “It is disgusting to see leaders, in not only the United Kingdom, but the United States as well, who continue to support the murderous dictator Maduro. … It is not in either of our country’s best interests for those leaders to continue to advocate on their behalf.”

In order words, anyone who even indicates the slightest opposition to imperialist wars and regime change operations cannot be allowed to take office.

This 9 June 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

How corporate forces are lobbying for a coup in Venezuela

Thomas Hedges looks at the forces behind the Venezuelan regime change lobby in Washington, DC and the campaign of disinformation the opposition and its US backers have waged to gin up support for sanctions and even military intervention.

Trump administration‘s threat to sabotage Corbyn reveals its ‘contempt for democracy’. The British left hits back at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s sinister remarks: here.

In a tweet Sunday, President Trump announced that he will nominate ultra-right Republican Representative John Ratcliffe to replace Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats, who has submitted his resignation effective August 15. Coats filled the position as the nominal head of the vast US intelligence apparatus for more than two years. The DNI controls no intelligence resources of its own, but is supposed to act as the spokesman for the 17 agencies that report through him to the president. In practice, however, the CIA provides the “President’s Daily Brief” and other key intelligence documents to the White House: here.

Labour expels Blair’s Iraq war liar Campbell


This 2007 video from Britain says about itself:

IRAQ: The sexed-up case for war

The infamous dodgy dossier, WMD claims in Iraq, sexing up allegations by the BBC and the whitewash of the Hutton report.

When left winger Jeremy Corbyn campaigned to become British Labour party leader, and also after his victory, right-wing Blairites still had strong positions in the party bureaucracy.

Bureaucrats often banned left-wing Labour party members for ridiculous reasons. Like for calling a Blairite a Blairite. For singing a rock song. For having voted years ago for the Green party, or a socialist party.

Certainly as long as Iain McNicol was party General Secretary, Blairite bureaucrats practiced Blairite dictatorial dirty tricks; eg,with musical preference as a pretext. Witchfinder General Iain McNicol banned a woman because she would probably vote for leftist Jeremy Corbyn in the party leader election (with as McNicol’s pretext that this woman, Ms Catherine Starr, liked United States rock band the Foo Fighters). At the same time, McNicol banned the leader of the baker’s trade union for supporting Corbyn. A poet was banned for writing a satiric poem on Tony Blair. And McNicol banned a retired miner who had been a Labour party member for 45 years for criticizing Owen Smith, the Blairite candidate in the party leadership election

Eventually, some right-wing politicians were also expelled. Not for calling Corbyn Corbyn or for singing. But for sexual harassment.

And now, Tony Blair’s Iraq war liar Alastair Campbell.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Blairite Campbell Expelled From The Labour Party

29th May 2019

FORMER Blair spin doctor Alastair Campbell has been expelled from the Labour Party after he revealed that he voted for the Liberal Democrats in the European elections. …

He received a message of support from his former master, Blair, who organised the war on Iraq in 2003 based on lies.