Diamond Dog wrote:
Nick wrote: The Jewish vote for Labour has dropped drastically since Corbyn has become leader.
Is there any evidence of this?
It would be difficult to dig such small numbers of voters out of the massive, nearly 50%, increase in the Labour vote since Labour voted Jeremy Corbyn as leader, back up to 44% in the latest Survation poll; treat that information as you will but Survation were the only polling company to get the last election right which shows they are the best of a bad lot when it comes to choosing their samples.
Regardless no one can deny the massive surge in Labour support under Jeremy Corbyn, the Jewish vote is an irrelevance, if they want to believe extreme right wing propaganda that a man who has spent his whole life fighting racism in all its forms is an anti-Semite more fool them, it is meaningless in the larger scheme if sad.
Before Going to Uni I was very pro-Israel, that was pretty easy in the 70s and early 80s, and even after becoming a lefty it wasn't something I gave a whole lot of thought to, until I lived on the same corridor as Palestinian botanist called Ebir when I did my Masters and she sat me down and explained to me the realities of being a West Bank Palestinian. Things have got so much worse since then as Griff's posts show, they live under an occupying force that has become home to a minority inured to murderous violence without consequences.
A sad country in thrall to a right wing kleptocracy kept in power by fear, not only sad for the Palestinians shot on the streets and bulldozed from their homes but for the millions of decent Israelis who abhor this being done in their name.
A solution seems further away with each passing year