Why is UK Labor Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell taking side of Tamils & not Jews?
Posted on November 27th, 2019

UK is holding general elections. Anyone contesting should be trying to represent the interests of the people in the UK and not issues relevant to other countries which the government of those countries should solve. How representative of the British is the Labor Party? Some of the Party stalwarts have been regularly engaged in speaking about issues relevant to other countries more than what the Brits are going through in Britain. More than 14 million Brits, including 4.5 million children, are living below the breadline. 33.4 million people in the UK labour force and 1.56 million people were classed as unemployed. There are 1.2 million illegal immigrants in the UK. There were 32,733 asylum seekers in 2015 alone and the rich-poor gap widening. Without solving these issues Corbyn and McDonnell wish to give ‘self-determination’ for Tamils in another country. While UK Tamils are around 200,000 there are around 275,000 Jews in the UK. Why is it that Corbyn & Labor are not showing same empathy towards Tamils to Jews in UK?

On 23 November 2019 days after Sri Lanka elected a new president, a video was released by John McDonnel, Labor Party’s Shadow Minister representing Hayes & Harlington constituency which has a population of 303,870 but only 2568 Tamil residents. This is what he had to say obviously reading from a script written in front of him!

I and Jeremy Corbyn Leader of the Labor Party have stood firmly on the side of the Tamil community as its experienced brutal oppression in Sri Lanka”

Why not give facts with evidence – not third party statements.

We believe it should be recognized as an attempt of genocide against the Tamils”

Firstly, prove genocide & explain how Tamil population can increase via genocide

that brutal oppressions has continued with the military occupation of the Tamil homeland”

A country’s military deployment is nothing anyone can question & will depend on the security threat

We urge that the military are withdrawn”

We urge UK to withdraw military from all of its illegally occupied locations – will UK do so?

We believe that the Tamils have the right to a peaceful political solution, but based upon the recognition of their human rights but also their right to self-determination as well.

Whose demands is the UK Labor party chirping and why?

We believe that the British Government has a specific role to play”

UK is a sovereign country & so too is Sri Lanka – look after the British and Sri Lanka’s Government will look after Sri Lankans.

both in terms of ensuring that our relationships with Sri Lanka, trading relationship in particular are based upon human rights but also on progress with the implementation of the UN’s Resolution”

Perhaps countries should also start benchmarking funding acceptance depending on the human rights records of the donors!

We believe also that we have a role to ensure that our High Commission monitors human rights particularly with the election of the new President, whose record we have to say, presents us with real concerns and fears for the future”

Please do tabulate all concerns and take it up at high commission level with facts & evidence

One of the aspects that we’re particularly concerned about is the Prevention of Terrorist Act against Tamils to ensure that basic rights assembly and freedom of speech particularly journalists are no longer applicable”

Do we ask UK to abolish its anti-terror laws? UK must learn to respect country anti-terror laws too.

We believe there has to be a long term political solution”

Political solution for whom is the question

let me make this absolutely clear: the Labor Party will always stand with the Tamil community, both in terms of supporting them here in this country but also supporting them and their families in their homeland”

You mean Tamil Nadu … you may hear from Modi very soon!

We stand with the Tamils”

By all means do… don’t forget to stand with the Brits too – you need to win the Brits vote to come to power – remember that!

Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell should take Nick Cohen’s advice Labour would do better if it learned to like the English”.

Looks like McDonnell has a history of links to LTTE fronts:

In 2008 LTTE held its Heroes Day rally at the ExCel Centre London.

Prabakaran delivered what was to become his last ‘live’ speech. In London, the keynote speech was by Vaiko whose visa denial was opposed by the All Party Parliament Group for Tamils in the British Parliament. Other British MPs speaking at event were Edward Davey (LibDem, Kingston and Surbiton), Siobhain McDonagh (Labour, Mitcham and Mordern), John McDonnell (Labour, Hayes and Harlington), Andrew Pelling (Independent, Croydon Central), Joan Ryan (Labour, Enfield North) and Vireindra Sharma (Labour, Ealing and Southall) obviously fishing for Tamil votes. https://tamilnation.org/tamileelam/maveerar/2008/london.htm

2009 November LTTE Day participated by John McDonnell

http://terencebunch.co.uk/protest-photographer/tamil-heroes-day-of-remembrance-excel-center-london-27-11-2009/

This is what McDonnell said in 2010

I opposed the ban on the LTTE and now support the election of the trans national government.”

https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/tamils’-cause-finds-support-amongst-candidates-all-three-british-parties

In 2016 Corbyn & Labor Party reiterated its party’s support for self-determination http://colombogazette.com/2016/04/14/labour-party-leader-backs-self-determination-for-tamils/

But in 2019 Corbyn drew wrath from Indian Diaspora for seeking international observers to enter Kashmir and allowing people of Kashmir to seek self-determination!

In 2017 McDonnell declared Labor Party would not provide military aid to Sri Lanka

(pl note UK gives nothing free)

2018 – his webpage featured his participation in Mullaivaikkal Remembrance https://www.john-mcdonnell.net/nwsletters/2018/06/25/may-18/

Labor Leader Jeremy Corbyn first visited Sri Lanka in 1984 and since has been aligned to Tamil separatist sentiments.

Both Corbyn and John McDonnell opened a Tamil War Museum in May 2019. http://www.uktamilnews.com/?p=31370

Corbyn also spoke at the Tamil Genocide Conference in October 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AIiNywEP0I so it comes as no surprise that Labor election manifesto mentions Sri Lanka Tamils but then Corbyn is contesting elections in UK and issues related to Sri Lankan Tamils is for Sri Lanka Govt to resolve – why need to insert foreign issues into an election manifesto relevant to UK tax payers and UK citizens? When Labour is able to collect £1 million in small donations in just 10 days..we don’t need to wonder how!

So why doesn’t Corbyn, McDonnell or Labor feel the same for the 275,000 Jews living in the UK?

A Guardian article ironically on the same day as Sri Lanka’s Presidential elections (16 Nov 2019) titled Corbyn resists calls to apologise to British Jews after rabbi’s claims”. BBC’s Andrew Neil questioned Corbyn for taking over a year to investigate Labor member who declared Rothschild Zionists run Israel and World Governments.”

Corbyn denied 130 cases of alleged antisemitism by Labor members. However, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in a tweet highlighted the deep sense of insecurity and fear felt by many British Jews”.

While Corbyn/McDonnell and Labor are trying to create self-determination and a Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka, totally out of their gambit, not only the Brits but the Jews living in UK are feeling very insecure and apprehensive about Labour ruling UK.

We may not emigrate in large numbers if Corbyn gets into No 10 – but having our bags packed is how we articulate our anxiety”. A recent poll for Jewish News suggested that 47% of British Jews would seriously consider” leaving the country should Corbyn win. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/26/british-jews-corbyn-emigrate

In 2015, Corby described Hamas and Hezbollah as friends” so is it a surprise Corbyn is pals with LTTE terrorists & their bid for a separate state?

Corbyn has personally been close to a range of individuals and organizations which constitute an extremism and terrorism threat,” said David Toube, director of policy at the counter-extremism Quilliam think-tank.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-upcoming-elections-uk-jews-increasingly-fear-a-corbyn-government/

The Jewish Leadership Council has even written an open letter to Corbyn & Labor Party https://www.thejlc.org/letter_to_jeremy_corbyn

So what is McDonnell blabbering about? Why not listen to this disgruntled Britisher who has no qualms about vocalizing what he thinks about the Labor Party supporters who came canvassing to his door!

කොටි සපෝටර්ව පන්නයි..http://www.themorning.lk/labour-party-manifesto-vows-to-protect-rights-of-sl-minority/

Posted by Senaka Rajapakse on Sunnudagur, 24. nóvember 2019

Our advice to Corbyn, McDonnell & Labor is just look after the British citizens first & foremost – give to UK Jews the same attention given to UK Tamils…. Let the Sri Lankan Government take care of the Sri Lankan citizens.

Shenali D Waduge

2 Responses to “Why is UK Labor Jeremy Corbyn & John McDonnell taking side of Tamils & not Jews?”

  1. Nihal Perera Says:

    Corbyn’s labour party is trailing behind Johnson’s conservatives by 11%. So they are desperately going after Tamil votes by inciting all kind of anti-Sri Lankan (Sinhalese) propaganda, with the help of pro-LTTE Diaspora organisations like BTF, etc.

    It’s highly doubtful that racist Corbyn and his labour party going to win the election. The British Jews never going to vote for him as the chief Jewish Rabbi came out yesterday accusing Corbyn’s of anti-Semitism.

    As expected, now that Gota is the president pro-LTTE Tamil Diaspora will go all out to trash Sri Lanka with the help of pro-liberal politicians in the west, such as Corbyn, who will say anything to get the ethnic votes, like Tamils, Muslims, etc.

  2. Cerberus Says:

    Do the UK Labor party and the strange likes of John McDonnel know the facts about the Sri Lanka Tamils at all?
    1. Do they know that 95% of the Tamils live in the south of Sri Lanka among the Sinhalese whom they profess to hate and say they are subject to ‘genocide’? If they are subject to genocide how can they live in the south? Furthermore, most of the capital city of Colombo is Tamil and Muslims since they are the most affluent only mostly they can afford the very high rents and prices of properties in Colombo.
    2. Do they know that even when the British Raj was in Sri Lanka and were ruling the country the Tamils wanted a separate state? Why? There was no so-called ‘persecution’ of Tamils or even imagined ‘genocide’ of Tamils at that time. Lord Soulberry was the Governor at the time and he refused all the Tamil requests for separatism at that time.
    See: https://www.shenaliwaduge.com/itaks-separatist-demands-pro-ltte-statements/
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/why-is-sri-lanka-granting-india-control-over-our-national-and-energy-security/5582980
    3. Are the British attempting to do what they did in Greece to crash the country and buy all its top assets in Sri Lanka too? After the previous puppet government of Ranil Wickremasinghe was appointed in 2015, they set about destroying the economy and removing all the gains that had been made by the previous govt. Ranil was following the classic ‘crash and sell’ a program that was so successful in Greece in Sri Lanka. The Tamils had a major role to play in this game since they wanted a separate state in the North, East, and Center of Sri Lanka. The UK was eyeing the Trincomalee port which was used by them in world war II and the tea estates in the central hill country. If they could somehow help the Tamil cause then they felt the Tamils would allow them to take over the Trincomalee harbor and the tea estates. Ranil almost managed to do what the Tamils wanted by bringing forward a Constitution that would have removed central control and handed over control to the provinces. Ranil also sold off the newly built Hambantota harbor which was on a strategic sea route to Hong Kong Chinese who are controlled by the British banks.
    4. Britain has a lot to worry about instead of messing around in Sri Lanka. It is predicted that most of London will go underwater in the next 80 years due to the rise of sea levels. The British economy is expected to crash due to Brexit. I guess that is why now airlines are putting direct flights from London to Sydney so that they can start moving out to Australia. I do hope they do and leave poor Sri Lanka alone.
    5. All the UK ministers in the last so many years were speaking misinformation about Sri Lanka. Even at the last minute David Milliband and Boucher of France came to Sri Lanka to prevent the LTTE terrorist leader from being killed in May 2009. They tried to pressure the Sri Lanka government to release Prabhakaran to them. When that failed they started a campaign to vilify the Sri Lanka government by accusing them of non-existent war crimes. The British Bullshit Corporation (BBC) and Ch 4 were complicit in this activity. Please remember that what you did against the majority of the population in Sri Lanka the Sinhalese from 1815 onwards will not be forgotten easily. All of us ex-pats we need to be vigilant now more than ever as the Tamils who wanted a separate state will become desperate to achieve their ends. They have always been good at spreading lies. Recently the Ch4 of the ITN stated that 40,000 people had disappeared in Lanka during the wartime govt.
    See http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2019/11/15/gotabaya-rajapaksa-favourite-in-sri-lanka-presidential-race/ This is not true as according to the confidential files of the U.K Govt which were recently released thanks to Lord Naseby the actual number who had died is closer to 7000. See http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=211107.

    We hope and pray that some good comes out of all this strife for ALL parties involved in this sad and dangerous game.   

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