Opinion-Jacqueline Walker is Vice Chair of the National Steering Committee of Momentum, a leading activist in Thanet Momentum, and an Executive Committee member of the LRC – but in May she was suspended from the Labour Party accused of anti-Semitism.
Friday that suspension was lifted.
This Labour Party member is one of a group of people who were appalled at the suspension of Jackie and happy that good sense has prevailed.
Living in Yorkshire I have never met Jackie but the supposed broad-church of the Labour Party makes us colleagues, comrades and friends or it should do.
Ahead of local elections in May a series of accusations and allegations of anti-Semitism against some in the Labour Party hit the mainstream media and in some cases, if not all, they were helped along by people within the Labour Party who oppose party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Jackie's prominent role in Momentum is worth noting again. Momentum was instrumental in Jeremy Corbyn's successful Labour leadership campaign of 2015.
Using or creating allegations of anti-Semitism to undermine the Labour Party leadership is surely anti-Semitic?
Ken Livingstone and Naz Shah, like Jackie, were hung out to dry in the mainstream media after social media timelines were scoured for anything that could be used; perhaps even taken out of context. In the case of Ken Livingstone a very public row, thanks to the BBC, was aided and abetted by Labour MP John Mann.
An image of Ken Livingstone at home answering the door to a man in the process of hanging an Israeli flag on said door as the media jostled led to a range of emotions including anger and sadness.
Jackie's partner, a man of Jewish faith, posted a "Personal statement re anti-Semitic allegations against the Labour Party" and those who wanted to hear what Walker had to say on the allegations were able to “Invite her to speak at your local Labour meetings."
Throughout this tough time Jackie has stayed strong and remains true to her beliefs.
She has faced social media trolls and been abused but who cares about that? Thankfully she has supporters who do care.
Best wishes are sent to Jackie who has prevailed though it took a tough fight.
Many lesser individuals including this writer would probably have walked away.
Friday Jackie spoke at a meeting in Thanet and posted the image below to silence trolls on social media.
Read Jackie's story in her words at Labour Briefing here.
Labour Party member Jacqueline Walker is suspended from the Labour Party accused of anti-Semitism.
Jackie has been fighting back and has taken the tough decision of attending venues as an invited guest to talk about the allegations and more.
She was scheduled to speak at the Momentum Thanet Haringey debate on anti-Semitism, racism and freedom of speech Friday May 27 but that event has been suspended.
In true biased fashion the Jewish Chronicle posted a report which begins "Momentum, a hard-left group loyal to Jeremy Corbyn, has been labelled “insensitive” for hosting an antisemitism debate on a Friday night. Jeremy Newmark, head of the Jewish Labour Movement, has criticised the group’s Haringey branch for hosting the event this Friday – arguing that observant Jews will be unable to attend because of Shabbat."
Why biased? Note the 'hard left' description of Momentum.
Even though the timing of the event had been difficult to arrange and already agreed the event has been cancelled.
But Jacqueline Walker posted on Facebook Thursday "Today, because of pressure from the Jewish Chronicle and others, Haringey Momentum decided it would be best to cancel the meeting I was to speak at as too much of the meeting would be in the Sabbath. Momentum Thanet will now be hosting tomorrow's meeting in Haringey. If you are in London please post this event as much as possible so people know it's still happening at the same time in the same venue."
One man commenting was spot on when he said "If a pro-Netanyahu rally was happening on a Friday night they wouldn't complain. Don't take the Jewish Chronicle too seriously. Most Jews don't and they stopped reading it long ago. It has a small declining readership, it represents the most conservative and insular and unquestioning elements in the community. It is currently edited by its most right wing editor ever - a UKIP - friendly Tory called Stephen Pollard who they picked up after he fell out with the Daily Express."
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The Labour Party is conveniently accused once again of anti-Semitism in the party just ahead of elections.
The anti-Semitism story has not just been widely covered by the mainstream media it has been done to death.
Conversely the Conservative Party has been accused of election fraud; that story has been ongoing for months but the mainstream media have failed to run with it.
Excuses by some within Labour that is due to it being a Channel 4 investigation and scoop simply have no credibility.
You can bet your last penny that if fraud allegations were levied against the Labour Party the world and its wife would be in the fray.
As suspensions from the Labour Party continue there are a few theories out there:
Jeremy Corbyn has already announced an independent inquiry. "The inquiry, led by Shami Chakrabarti, former head of campaign group Liberty, will consult with the Jewish community and other minority groups, Labour said. Mr Corbyn will also propose a new "code of conduct" on racism at Labour's national executive committee in May."
The Jewish Chronicle reported Jacqueline Walker to the Labour Party for alleged anti-Semitic tweets shown in the image below.
In this witch hunt era it is impossible to comment.
However below is Ms Walker's statement:
In a statement, she said: "I have been suspended from the Labour Party for alleged anti-Semitic comments. I have been an active anti-racist trainer and campaigner for years, often in all white communities and in the most vulnerable situations.
Op-ed: OK so first things first. This writer is not racist, sexist, a Nazi sympathiser or an anti-Semite. But using false flags of anti-Semitism is as bad as being an anti-Semite in her opinion. She was one of many who tweeted a range of views and memes during the last Gaza invasion by Israel and stands by that. She is after all supposedly living in a free country and entitled to have opinions and share other opinions at times that she may not agree with.
Watching Labour backbencher John Mann Thursday verbally attack NEC candidate Ken Livingstone conveniently close enough for BBC reporters to film events was uncomfortable viewing.
Once again the BBC Daily Politics featured. Livingstone appeared on the BBCDP and offered some sympathy for Naz Shah and was pounced on by Mann outside of the studio.
But it looks as if Livingstone made the initial comments on LBC and was then invited onto the BBCDP to explain.
Another BBCDP publicity stunt at the expense of the Labour Party.
Livingstone has since been suspended from the Labour Party and Mann faces a reprimand whatever that may be.
An investigation by the Labour Party will follow.
Mr Livingstone was put on the spot by Mann in what looked once again like a carefully crafted BBC stunt.
Of course it warranted first billing on BBC lunchtime news ahead of all other world news Thursday but why? Draw your own conclusions on that one.
All political parties will have some 'ists' somewhere in the pot.
But why is the Labour party suddenly facing such headline making accusations?
Wednesday a Labour MP was suspended and apologised for comments on social media she made in 2014. 2014 was the year that Israel invaded Gaza killing many and social media was used by all sides to share anger and views.
Naz Shah was not an MP in 2014 when she shared a tweet and appeared to add her approval in a comment but it has been enough to draw wide scale mainstream media attention resulting in her suspension from the Labour Party and accusations that she is an anti-Semite.
Mr Livingstone was attacked by Mann for showing some support for Shah; John Mann dramatically for the camera called Livingstone a 'Nazi apologist'.
Ken Livingstone, a former London Mayor and once called Red Ken by the MSM was a thorn in the side of Tony Blair and New Labour. He was removed from the Labour Party but is back in the fold though not widely accepted.
Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership race by a huge mandate but Labour lights that swing to the right are not happy.
Reports of planned coups could simply be right-wing media hype but they seem to have more than a touch of truth to them.
So is the Labour Party now full of anti-Semites or are some in and out of the party spinning a way of attacking and undermining Jeremy Corbyn?
Livingstone has now been suspended from the party but surely John Mann should face a similar fate until investigations are complete? This use and abuse of the BBC is damaging.
Ahead of local elections next week the Tory party is in disarray and Labour could and should do well at the polls.
However with such well publicised spats those wishing to undermine Corbyn even at the expense of election results will be patting each other on the back.
New Labour is dead but some still try to resurrect its corpse and oust Corbyn turning Labour back to another Conservative to centre right wing political party.
Those playing their political games are guaranteeing the Tories electoral success.
Feel free to comment but watch out for Labour's dreadfully named Compliance Unit or perhaps that should be 'thought police'.
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