The Observer view on Labour’s antisemitism crisis | Observer editorial

The Observer view on Labour’s antisemitism crisis | Observer editorial

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The perception that Labour has failed to address bigotry within its ranks threatens to dominate the London mayoral race

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2016-04-30 16:19:51

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2016-04-30 17:28:23

don't worry the vast majority of folks have ignored the phony crisis, expect a Labour mayor of London #mediocracy

2016-04-30 17:34:02

don't worry, vast majority of folks ignored the phony crisis, expect Labour to do well in the local elections #mediocracy

2016-04-30 19:01:29

WTF?

2016-04-30 19:04:59

unbelievable. A perfect example of missing the point.

2016-04-30 19:05:20

Did they write a housing editorial on Tuesday then decide to tack on a few paras about antisemitism so it wouldn't seem dated?

2016-04-30 19:06:05

there's a problem in with antisemitism- let's talk about housing!!! Here, look at these shiny baubles, people.

2016-04-30 19:06:09

"But we can't bin piece on housing we did" "OK just top and tail it with anti-Semitism stuff so we sound relevant"

2016-04-30 19:07:42

Don’t get why they start the piece by mentioning Boris and Zac? And ‘it stops us talking about housing’ Really?!

2016-04-30 19:07:46

Observer's view of anti semitism crisis = 3 paras at most on anti semitism and 10 paras on housing.

2016-04-30 19:10:12

Voters want the solution (cheaper houses) to the housing crisis like they want higher taxes: They don't want it at all.

2016-04-30 19:10:27

it reads as if the first & last paragraphs were added afterwards.

2016-04-30 19:10:55

It is a dead parrot.

2016-04-30 19:11:44

more extraordinary drivel. It's seems like a desperate attempt to shift the debate.

2016-04-30 19:12:23

Very odd. Seems to forget where it is half way through, as though someone cut and pasted the wrong pars.

2016-04-30 19:13:40

that's not copy of any recognisable form. Bizarre.

2016-04-30 19:14:40

It's clearly a Zionist trap to get Ken Livingstone to comment on the public need for more Lebensraum.

2016-04-30 19:17:10

Utterly shameful.

2016-04-30 19:27:29

guess the age of the writer of that editorial. I'm putting it at 29.

2016-04-30 19:28:12

An editorial about housing inside an extended metaphor about gusts of wind inside a platitude about racism

2016-04-30 19:28:31

I mean, both issues are bad but not because it means housing gets less airtime, but because racism is bad. Way to crowbar in something else

2016-04-30 19:29:14

anti-semitism is a terrible thing but it removes coverage of snooker from the papers. Mark Selby's tense victory over ...

2016-04-30 19:36:17

not enough school places!! #refugeeswelcome ...

2016-04-30 19:36:19

this need to 'balance out' the anti-semitism stuff by first saying something bad about the Tories is just nauseating. Tripe.

2016-04-30 19:39:54

Reads like a hastily-rewritten editorial about, er, housing...

2016-04-30 19:40:39

you can fair hear the gears crunching.

2016-04-30 19:40:40

All over the place. *didn't want to write it* feel about it.

2016-04-30 19:41:11

I winced.

2016-04-30 19:54:06

I suppose tories can only use it once, very clever, I wonder how much it cost?

2016-04-30 19:56:02

Not many people realise that Hitler wanted to build housing on the Green Belt....before he went mad!

2016-04-30 19:56:05

i thought it reeked ofpic.twitter.com/MBdihJmnPT

2016-04-30 19:58:37

with an undercurrent ofpic.twitter.com/f0n5nxWFUS

2016-04-30 22:16:00

For The Guardian gassing Jews in Concentration Camps with Zyklon B is a positive good but it needs to pretend otherwise.

2016-04-30 23:23:32

bizarre

2016-05-01 02:20:17

I like the all caps and bold "Politics" at the end. Perhaps all editorials should end that way?

2016-05-01 02:36:53

och... don't worry Labour will have plenty of ways of keeping this antiemetic story going for weeks

2016-05-01 02:45:03

2016-05-01 03:04:29

terrible leader. Fails to clearly describe Labour's problem then ignores it to talk about housing at great length

2016-05-01 05:17:04

Bizarre. Spent all week writing a leader on housing then topped and tailed it with pars on antisemitism hoping no-one'd notice.

2016-05-01 06:22:54

And who controls the banks responsible for mortgages?

2016-05-01 06:55:01

Why would they? They're in bed with these public Jewhaters.

2016-05-01 07:59:42

baffling, utterly baffling

2016-05-01 10:13:33

You don't mention the radical loosening of planning regs. Surely the quickest and cheapest solution to the housing crisis.

2016-05-01 10:34:40

this is best report I've read on housing supply- covers limitations of planning reform http://www.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/802270/Building_the_homes_we_need_-_a_programme_for_the_2015_government.pdf …

2016-05-01 10:35:06

tough to get all the complexity into a leader though! :)

2016-05-01 19:15:39

Whole paper appeared given over to 'Livingstone is antisemitic' special. Nick Cohen, Rawnsley, etc. Organ of Blairites, sadly.

2016-05-02 09:16:12

The Guardian is talking tripe. Of course there is a problem among the hard left. Jeremy Corbyn is not completely clean.

2016-05-04 07:21:07

J. Velásquez Retweeted Techi

2016-05-04 10:33:17

Hoy en día el antisionismo es solo un disfraz. Y sobre Chomskyhttp://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/upfront/2016/02/noam-chomsky-opposes-cultural-boycott-israel-160201110337640.html …

2016-05-04 10:36:12

No estoy de acuerdo con lo primero, y si estoy de acuerdo con lo q Chomksy dice sobre lo segundo.

2016-05-04 10:40:49

ojo, uno puede estar completamente en contra políticas israel. Pero base son 2 estados para 2 pueblos. Y no en Uganda.

2016-05-04 10:41:56

Insisto, mi punto es q criticar a E.d Israel y el activismo no es antisemita, no a priori x lo menos.

2016-05-04 10:43:12

por esto es que ha tomado esencia antisemita en ultimos años

2016-05-04 10:44:05

Si te refieres al tema del laborismo ingles, si concuerdo.

2016-05-04 10:45:58

sionismo como base ideologica defiende un estado judio en lo que antes era palestina controlada por m.britanico

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