The New Statesman has made the shock announcement it is refusing to endorse the Labour party at the next election, adding that Jeremy Corbyn is “unfit to be prime minister”. The supposedly left leaning magazine (I guess it depends on perspective, if you’re rooted on the far right then anything’s possible) has apparently for the first time since its inception in 1913 refused to back the Labour party owing to its stance on antisemitism and Brexit.
Never mind that Jeremy was officially put on record as having apologised on national TV on Phil and Holly’s sofa only yesterday, following on from the 100s of apologies he has made to Jewish groups personally and on social media, the NS continues to maintain the fabrication that he has refused to say sorry. They also persistently deceive readers on the Euro issue but then they are quite accustomed to making up the news in pursuit of power.
Never forget it was the NS who yearned for a Farage of the Left, at a time when violence against visibly Muslim poc was escalating, and a hostile tory environment was threatening the lives of all marginalised people, Helen Lewis was asking why there wasn’t a white supremacist fOr ThE lEfT. She acknowledged that most voters were to the left of Labour but hadn’t quite banked on a non racist like Jeremy. She wanted a less right wing Farage!
It was the NS that pushed the transphobic agenda of fascist white feminists. They gave nazi incels a platform, infantilising white supremacists with murderous intentions, like Milo who in his 30s, was anything but a misunderstood kid. They went for every vocal woman of colour who dared to object to their narrative of division and hate and with it brought a tidal wave of online harassment and stalking from white supremacists seemingly working in tandem to drive us off social media. The New Statesman has been a gatekeeper, a force for oppression, all whilst masquerading as the authority on all matters left of centre when a cursory glance at a list of their faves proves they have a very specific agenda that in no way mirrors that of the electorate.
They are a dying neo-liberal breed clinging on for dear life and pulling out all the stops, even risking the magazine’s entire reputation (as if it weren’t already in tatters).
In all fairness, Corbyn’s revolution has been in the making for as long as the NS has been around. For over 100 years the working classes and the actual left have been struggling to come to the fore, marginalised by old boys dominating the spectrum, leaving the majority of citizens despondent in their apathy, well “nothing changes anyway does it?” I said it myself for years and never voted, except this is the first time it might. For as long as the NS has been around, the establishment and their minions have constructed and infiltrated leftist institutions in order to control the flow of power. For the first time in over 100 years the conditions are right for an actual revolution, one that will transfer power to people who genuinely care about others and punish those who would greedily hoard the world’s resources for themselves. This is why the NS has taken a stand, nothing more.
I’m glad the NS isn’t voting Labour, finally the news is sounding a little less fake and more in line with reality. The NS is privileged enough to sit back and sulk whilst the poor, the disabled, single mums, students, foreign nationals, the unemployed, the employed but starving etc live the next few weeks on a rollercoaster of abject terror tempered with occasional hope.
The last decade has been a living hell and anyone who isn’t voting Labour hasn’t suffered enough. It’s good to know who your comrades are on The Left, the NS has proved unequivocally it is not and never was on our side.