Britain: Splits and Divisions inside both Theresa May's Conservative Party over BREXIT and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party over Anti-Semitism


For a General Strike to bring down the May Government! Defend Jeremy Corbyn and others against the Zionist Witch-hunt!


By Joseph Adams, August 2018,,




Splits and divisions have appeared in Teresa May’s Tory government. Her party is split amongst those who wish to remain inside Europe, ‘The Remainers’ and the Brexiteers who wish to leave the European Union. The issue dominating British politics in the last period has led to major resignations in her cabinet. Both Boris Johnson, the Foreign secretary and David Davis, the Brexit secretary have resigned because of May’s decision to formulate the policy of a customs union outside Europe which has been rejected by the European negotiator.


“Michel Barnier The European Negotiator  has warned that attempts to appeal to EU leaders over his head were a waste of time, as he tore up Theresa May’s proposals on customs after Brexit, in effect killing off the Chequers plan.


Against a backdrop of British cabinet ministers travelling across Europe to persuade governments of the benefits of the proposals, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator insisted that there was no difference in opinion to exploit.


Anyone who wants to find a sliver of difference between my mandate and what the heads of government say they want, are wasting their time, quite frankly,” he told reporters at a joint press conference with the new Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, in Brussels”. [1]


Added to May’s problems was the visit of Donald Trump, the US President, who muddied the waters by declaring his support for Johnson’s Brexit position and criticising May’s fudge on Brexit. With the developing trade war between the USA and Europe, May’s hope of an alliance with the USA is now in tatters. She is desperately trying to seek a deal for her Brexit proposals. The hard border decision over Northern Ireland by the Europeans means that the border issue between Éire and Northern Ireland, which voted to remain within the European Union makes her recent proposals to create a customs union worthless.


“But echoing the language of Theresa May on her goals for Brexit, Barnier, responded: “Maintaining control of our money, law and borders also applies to the EU customs policy. The EU cannot and will not delegate the application of its customs policy and rules, VAT and duty collection to a non-member who would not be subject to the EU governance structures.


“Any customs arrangements or customs union – and I have always said that the EU is open to a customs union – must respect this principle.” [2]


Meanwhile Jacob Rees-Mogg the leading Brexiteer in the Tory party has stated that there is every likelihood of a no-deal around Brexit. In other words it means Britain leavs the European Union on March 19th without alternatives - in effect a divorce with no agreement.


What this reveals is that the Tory party is devided between the Brexiteers like Rees-Mogg and the Remainers like Anna Soubry. A number of Tory MP’s want May gone and it only needs 48 Tory MP’s to write to the Back bench 1922 committee to force that a leadership election will ensue. This is a government which on recent votes in the commons has survived by the skin of its teeth. The Tory Brexiteers have rejected her proposals leading to major divisions in the tory ranks. She does not have the support of her MP’s but relies on Labour Brexiters like Kate Hoey who in deeds support this reactionary Tory government. Without that kind of support it is likely that a general election would have to be called. May is one of the most unpopular Tory leaders in history. The opinion polls give Jeremy Corbyn a very healthy lead if an election was to be called.


Several bourgeois political commentators have drawn a parallel between May and David Cameron as they both try to please both the Brexit wing and the remain wing in the party .They have both failed miserably.


“In the meantime, others have filled the vacuum with their own hopes and dreams - her Brexiteers believing she was now one of them and when her proposals for a deal came, they would not disappoint.


How aghast they were. As Arthur Miller said: "Betrayal is the only truth which sticks."


Justified or not, betrayal is the word on the Brexiteers' lips - in parliament and country alike.


Perhaps this was inevitable but Mrs May made it worse. In saying "no deal is better than a bad deal" she helped convince the public that no deal wouldn't be so bad.


She said it again and again and again and so she ought not to be surprised to learn that the voters believed her.


In saying "Brexit means Brexit" she helped set impossibly high standards for what Brexit might mean.


She could never meet them”. [3]


May’s government which is so hated by the working class and the best sections of the middle class, sees the prospect of a Corbyn-led Labour party winning the next election. His policies on war, austerity and full employment give many people hope for the future. An end to zero hour contracts, the nationalisation of the major industries under workers control, the repeal of anti-Union laws would be a start for a reformist Labour government intent on, at least, introducing safeguards and protection for workers including free movement for migrants living in Britain.


The Labour party is split between Corbyn’s supporters in Momentum and the right wing cabal of Zionist and Blairite MP’s who are terrified of Corbyn winning the next election. Together with the capitalist press they orchestrated two coups against Corbyn’s leadership which failed. However, the Zionists and Blairites are emboldened and are using the slander of anti-semitism to have Corbyn removed as leader of the party. Many of Corbyn’s supporters have been expelled or suspended from the party because of their perceived anti-semitism which was in the most cases nothing else but criticism against the zionist Apartheid state Israel. This cabal of right wingers are prepared to see Labour defeated at the election and are allowed to remain inside the party to spread their filth. Corbyn’s supporters meanwhile are hounded out of the party.


The issue of anti-semitism is being used against Corbyn and his supporters because of their support for Palestinians who are being slaughtered and murdered every day in the West Bank and in Gaza. Together with the board of deputies, Margaret Hodge, Ian Austin, Ruth Smeeth, Luciana Berger and other Zionist MP’s have accused Corbyn of being anti-semitic and racist. They are trying to get a clause in the Labour party constitution that any criticism of the state of Israel will be incompatible with membership of the Labour party. Margaret Hodge and Ian Austin are now being investigated because of their slander and lies about Corbyn.


“A second senior Labour MP has been threatened with disciplinary action after a clash with a Jeremy Corbyn ally over anti-Semitism.


Ian Austin, a former minister and aide to Gordon Brown, has received a letter from general secretary Jenny Formby accusing him of "abusive conduct in Parliament".


The letter was in response to a "heated discussion" between Mr Austin and Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery, one of Mr Corbyn's closest allies, in the Commons earlier this month.


The threat to Mr Austin is the latest row triggered by the NEC's controversial move to unpick the internationally accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.


It was also on the evening of the NEC meeting that Ms Hodge clashed with Mr Corbyn.


The threat to Mr Austin is the latest row triggered by the NEC's controversial move to unpick the internationally accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.


It was also on the evening of the NEC meeting that Ms Hodge clashed with Mr Corbyn.”.[4]


“Jeremy Corbyn is a defender of anti-Semites and is unfit to lead Labour, one of the party’s MPs who is facing disciplinary action has said.


Ian Austin is the second Labour MP facing an official party investigation which could lead to suspension after he challenged the leadership’s decision not to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) code on anti-Semitism”.[5]


Let us be very clear Corbyn decided not to adopt the full International Holocaust IHRA Code because it legitimates the state of Israel, describing it a non-racist state and it does not recognise the discriminate murder of Palestinians in the West Bank and in Gaza. Anti-Zionism doesn't make Corbyn a racist. These Zionist MP’s like Austin and Hodge want to make it a crime to criticise the state of Israel. Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism as we have said before. As the RCIT has stated before Zionism is using the anti-semitic row in the Labour party in order to present Israel as an anti-racist state. Nothing could be further from the truth because Israel is an imperialist Apartheid state, a racist colonial settler state which oppresses Palestinians and refuses to let them return to their homeland.


“It is part of the exhausting repertoire of the Zionists to automatically denounce any criticism against Israel as anti-Semitism. The Zionist lobby in the Labour party has been very strong ever since the 1945 Labour led government has recognized the State of Israel in 1948. The Blairites together with the Zionists are determined to stamp out any opposition to the imperialist, racist and apartheid state of Israel and with this to get rid of the left wing in Labour”. [6]


THE RCIT IN BRITAIN restates its position on anti-semitism and calls on workers and youth to form a united anti-imperialist front against all aspects of zionism and imperialism. We put forward the following demands to unite the working class and the oppressed against Zionist supporters and imperialists in the Labour party.


  • Organize strikes up to an indefinite general strike to bring down the hated May Government!
  • Defend Jeremy Corbyn against the Zionists and Blairite witchhunt in the Labour Party!
  • Expel, purge and deselect in the event of a General election the Zionist MP’s such like Margaret Hodge, Ian Austin, Ruth Smeeth, Luciana Berger, John Woodcock, and others
  • Call on Jeremy Corbyn and Jennie Formby, General secretary of the NEC, to lift the suspensions and expulsions of all Labour party members wrongly accused of anti-semitism, reinstate them back into the party. Carry out the Labour Party’s Democracy review!
  • Close down all bureaucratic, disciplinary committees like the compliance unit! For free and open democracy inside the Labour party
  • Expel all Zionist and Blairite organizations including Labour Friends of Israel, Poale Zion and Labour First as not being compatible with socialism and transparent democracy inside the Labour Party!
  • For a free, democratic Palestine from the river to the sea. Support the Intifada and the struggle for a free, red Palestine!