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Should Jeremy Corbyn set up a political party?

Jeremy Corbyn has not seen, contributed to or authorized this article.
It has been produced independently by a joint effort of the APEurope Correspondents' Pool.

When Jeremy Corbyn set up his PPJ many thought this would become a separate political party.

However, on reflection and assessing his accomplishments in the short time he was leader of the Labour party, we see that this process was interrupted by a horrendous corruption of due processes of many types. These were carried out by those individuals who organized the malicious campaign against Corbyn from within the party, the hideous and misleading coverage of these events by the UK media and the open role of the State of Israel in incentivising this interference in British politics were just some of the worrying issues that arose.

While all of this was in motion, the British government, justice system and police did nothing.

It has since become very evident that Corbyn's legacy represents a far more significant foundation for the future direction of this country than those who now seek power via the remaining empty shell of the Labour party. The party we all knew has gone. It has been replaced by a leader whose popularity rises only as a function of Conservaive party mistakes while the party struggles to become a Conservativelight party in an attempt to repeat the actions that Blair and Brown took to gain power in the late 1990s.

In this three part article we explore the options open to someone with the vision of Jermey Corbyn for this country, when he still faces hostile but hardly patriotic individuals and entities in the form of people who seldom appear to have the interests of the British population at heart, in contrast to Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn was first elected to Parliament in 1983, the same year that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were first elected. Corbyn has been re-elected with good majorities nine times. Blair and Brown are no longer in Parliament but Corbyn has now been a successful MP for 39 years serving longer than most current MPs; he has substantial parliamentary experience. Although his voting against the Labour Whip has been much commented upon, on analysis his expressed positions have reflected a deep commitment to peaceful resolution of problems and an aversion to aggression and violence. This dovetails into his stands for the self-determination and the human rights of those who have come under repression from powerful forces both at home and abroad. He has always been an strong advocate in opposing any form of discrimination. Jeremy Corbyn has been on this journey for so long that he has become an open book that reflects a consistency of purpose and honesty. In the scandal involving MP's expenses it turned out that Corbyn was the MP with the lowest expenses and a clean record.

He has always voted against warfare as a solution to political conflicts and his warnings of the consequences of war as the inevitable deaths of innocent civilians as his justification for opposition to the campaigns in Afghanistani and Iraq which have been estimated to have caused the deaths of between 500,000 and 1,000,000 innocent men, women and children who were non-combatants. Corbyn turned out to be correct in all respects. As a result the long list of names of innocent men, women and children who perished in Afghanistan and Iraq remain on the records to those Conservative and Labour MPs who supported these campaigns while this does not appear on the record of Corbyn. These were examples of Corbyn's moral stands being linked to the preservation of life. This is one aspect of Corbyn which attracts young people to him as a role model.

In an interview with HuffPost he was asked about religions. He said,

"I respect all faiths, I probably spend more time going to religious services than most people, of all types. I go to synagogues, I go to mosques, I go to temples, I go to churches, and I have many humanistic friends and I have many atheist friends. I respect them all."

He was asked if he was an atheist and he replied,

"There are so many things about me written that are unfair, unjust and ill-searched that it would be wrong. I'm not going any further than that, belief is a private thing."

No matter what his religion might be, Corbyn by his words and deeds reflects an admirable consistency and a person of integrity and high moral standards who has a abiding respect for all who meet him.

When he was elected leader of the Labour party he revolutionized the image of the party and attracted thousands of small donations and he doubled the membership with around 300,000 people joining the party, especially young people who had previously not been involved in politics.

Topping a membership in excess of 500,00 Labour became the biggest socialist party in Europe. Corbyn put Labour on the map and was greatly admired for this accomplishment both within the United Kingdom and the world.

The reason for this rise in leadership was that Corbyn has a very simple campaigning style of communication. He uses plain English and selects a few key issues at one time to describe issues and solutions, resulting in all understanding what he is communicating. His delivery speaks directly to his audiences without exaggerated promises but rather makes propositions which remain within the realms of feasibility.

The effectiveness of Corbyn's communications took many in the Conservative party and many in the Labour party by surprise. It was as if, having been an unexpected winner of the leadership contest, Corbyn was not supposed to turn out to be an effective leader.

Corbyn's character is a rarity in British politics. However, in the real world of politics people like Corbyn can be an embarrassment to those with lower moral standards. Such embarrassment can turn to hatred with those of lower ethical standards relying on this very trait in their characters to undermine Corbyn. However, those acting in this way need to misrepresent what they are doing to Corbyn since he is capable of swift action where necessary if this, under the rules, is authorized. Normally, within the Labour party most decisions are made at Conference and Corbyn always encouraged a broad participatory approach, remaining relaxed with respect to what the resulting decisions might be. We understand that Corbyn is at ease delegating tasks in good faith relying on those tasked with work to carry this out as required. In the world of politics delegation can fail to produce sound results when those delegated do not act in good faith. It is this simple factor which caused Corbyn to become the victim of the so-called antisemitism scandal that enveloped the Labour party during his leadership. Suffices to say that almost all of the accusations laid against Corbyn were not true since most Jews who have known Jeremy Corbyn and have worked with him vouch for the fact that he is not antisemitic. It is a notable fact that those of the Jewish faith who accused Jeremy Corbyn directly of being antisemitic are the very same Jews who are embarrassed at those Jews in the Labour party who like Jeremy Corbyn complain about the treatment of Palestinians by the state of Israel which occupies the land of the Palestinians. With the spotlight having turned away from a ruined Labour party these same Jews are now actively seeking the removal of Jews who are essentially on the side of the oppressed, those with the same moral compass as Jeremy Corbyn. These Jews, many of whom lost parents and relatives in the Holocaust are considered to be the wrong type of Jew and are proactively thrown out of the Labour party. It is paradoxical that this overt antisemitism within the Labour party continues but no one is complaining. There is no additional EHRC investigation. This is because the party has been taken over by the Blairites whose fellow travelers manipulated the events leading to Corbyn losing the leadership. This was accomplished by those responsible for handling complaints, doing nothing and allowing the scandal to build up by not investigating antisemitism complaints, with intent, for months on end. The fact that they were destroying the legacy and name of the Labour party, founded over a century before, as the price to be paid to manipulate events to associate Jeremy Corbyn's leadership with antisemitism, is a measure of the depravity of these people.

When Corbyn became aware of these facts he immediately acted and investigation and actions accelerated. However, the true facts had been hidden from Corbyn for too long and too much time had past to bring about a full remedy.

Jeremy Corbyn's comments that the report by the EHRC exaggerated the extent of the issue which had been brought about for political reasons were of course absolutely correct. But they risked exposing the Blairites involved in the corruption concerned if anyone probed further. It was concluded that removing the whip from Jeremy Corbyn was the only way to keep this under wraps. It was stated that this would remain the state of affairs until Corbyn apologised and thereby indirectlty signify culpability by accepting the EHRC conclusions which, of course, would be completely dishonest. Corbyn being an honest and moral person found this to be unacceptable and justifiably did not apologise for expressing the truth.

The incidence of antisemitism within the Labour party was well below that of the UK population in general. Since Jeremy Corbyn lost the leadership and had the whip withdrawn the number of Jews thrown out of the party has increased. What remains is a hollow party machine unrecognizable and very distant from its original social roots while denying that such roots still remain in British society. But this is what Jeremy Corbyn totally disproved when he revolutionized the Labour party funding and membership.

However, this grotesque saga is a subject covered in other articles and it will not be touched upon again in this article.

Part II will cover the impact of Jeremy Corbyn on subsequent Conservative party legislation and we will review the options open to Jeremy Corbyn including party formation or no party formation - he has many options which could benefit a very large section of the British constituency including the devolved regions and "Red Wall" constituencies.

The question is how this can be brought about?