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Yesterday, the Weekend Furlough published dramatic evidence of seeming ‘anti-Semitic’ tropes from the Chairman of the North Thanet Labour Party, John Gilson. Overnight, we were sent new material from a usually reliable source. The material, drawn mainly from Gibson’s personal Facebook page, is so serious that today one Labour source told us emphatically that ‘Gibson must go’.
A well known category of anti-Semitism – dating back to the early 19th Century concerns the Rothschild banking dynasty. Conspiracy theories afford the Jewish family great quantities of power, which according to the conspiracists, the family use to control World events. The category of conspiracy theories has been condemned by almost all major Jewish leadership groups as anti-Semitic. The topic was widely discussed following the controversy surrounding Jeremy Corbyn and an anti-Semitic mural.¹
Mr Gibson, a senior Labour official, seems a big fan.
Yesterday, this site covered the bleak realities of Mr Gibson’s Twitter feed and the seemingly anti-Semitic material upon it. The material upon his Facebook page is, if anything, bleaker still.
Mr Gibson has been keen to defend activists he feels have been wrongly accused of anti-Semitism. These have included: Tony Greenstein (expelled); Jackie Walker (suspended pending inquiry); Ken Livingstone (2yr suspension, now suspended pending inquiry); David Watson (suspended pending inquiry) and Marc Wadsworth (expelled).
One group who John Gibson does want action taken against, however is the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism. In May last year, Gibson saw fit to promote a petition initiated by Tony Greenstein (now expelled from the Labour Party following allegations of anti-Semitism). The Petition sought to have the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism deregistered as a charity because it “limits freedom of speech”.
Beyond those that are nakedly Jewish/Israeli in direction, Mr Gibson has a peculiar taste in assorted conspiracy theories – quite often those pushed by despotic regimes.
By way of example, the Skripal atttack, “staged” by the UK.
Syrian Chemical weapons attacks, fanciful.
What is more Mr Gibson knows why the US “hates” Syria.
Oh and the BBC are hiding how many people really died at Grenfell – information he got from the Iranian Government’s international broadcaster.
Andrea Leadsom, Female Leader of the House of Commons – a “greedy bitch”. Margaret Thatcher, Female Prime Minister – “the bitch is dead”.
It seems to be women Mr Gibson has a real problem with.
Though in fairness we’ve found some more blokes in the Labour Party, that Mr Gibson thinks need deselecting, suspending or expelling.
Make no bones about it, John Gibson is a senior Labour Party Official. As Constituency Party Chairman, he is the most senior Labour activist in the North Thanet Parliamentary Constituency. What action – if any – the Labour Party takes against Mr Gibson will be a good marker of where the anti-Semitism scandal goes next.
One Labour Source told the Weekend Furlough that these posts “make me sick to the bone”. They said simply, “Gibson must go”.
Mr Gibson continues to refuse to communicate with or comment for The Weekend Furlough.