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Trump against Corbyn

by New Worker correspondent

DONALD TRUMP and his minions are actively working to block Jeremy Corbyn from ever becoming Prime Minister. That’s what Trump’s foreign minister more or less told Jewish leaders during an off-the-record meeting in New York earlier in the month.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised Jewish leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations (CoP) that the White House won’t wait for Jeremy Corbyn to become prime minister to “push back” against him and his actions. Pompeo was briefing the CoP on Trump’s Middle East “peace plan” when the question of Corbyn came up.

In a leaked tape of the meeting obtained by the Washington Post Pompeo was asked “would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the UK?” following a Corbyn victory. “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,” Trump’s minister replied. This drew “fervent applause from attendees”, according to the report.

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A spokesman at the Labour Party’s headquarters in London denied accusations of anti-Semitism and condemned Trump and his senior officials for becoming embroiled in British domestic politics.

The spokesman said: “Labour is fully committed to the support, defence and celebration of the Jewish community and is implacably opposed to anti-Semitism in any form. The next Labour government poses no threat of any kind whatsoever to Jewish people. President Trump and his officials’ attempts to decide who will be Britain’s next prime minister are an entirely unacceptable interference in the UK’s democracy.”

Others used stronger terms to denounce the Americans for blatantly doing what they falsely accuse the Russians and Chinese of doing all time.

George Monbiot, a Guardian guru who now supports Labour, said: “They did it in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Now the US government wants to overthrow democracy in Britain.”

Maverick George Galloway, a former MP and high-profile champion of the Palestinian cause, called Pompeo’s remarks “a blatant, brazen and wholly illegal intention to subvert British democracy. It doesn’t get much bigger than that”.

Jeremy Corbyn boycotted the state banquet hosted by the Queen in honour of President Trump during his state visit to Britain last week, and accused Donald Trump of spreading hatred and division as he addressed tens of thousands of protesters in Whitehall demonstrating against the arrival of the leader of US imperialism in London.

Earlier Trump backed Boris Johnson’s bid to replace Mrs May as Prime Minister when he told the Sun that: “I think Boris would do a very good job. I think he would be excellent.”

This didn’t go down well with one prominent Tory MP, Mel Stride, the newly appointed Leader of the House of Commons responsible for arranging Government business in the House of Commons. Stride said that although Trump was entitled to his opinion, he would not be picking the next prime minister of the UK and that he would be backing Michael Gove!