Pursuant to StickyWhiteDovePiss’ suggestion, and rather mindful of this topic drowning in soup or croutons on Fatso’s other thread, I have started my first thread on the subject on Sotonians. In the early days, we had enough to be going on with. Wedded to that is a genuine change in my posting style. Over on TSW, I’d end up in interminable debates discussing may-have-happeneds. These days, I try to wait for the chickens to come home to roost.
Al Jazeera put an undercover reporter into contact with pro-Israel groups in the United Kingdom. This four part series is the result.
Now we’ve experienced, to a small degree, a farcical version of some of what happens in these videos, particularly when Furball was around. Accusations of antisemitism have been falsely levelled at many of our site members, just as they were at the Labour Party conference, when Joan Ryan exhausted her patter on settlements, decided that her questioner was antisemitic, then put in a formal (and eventually overturned) complaint.
Lots to discuss here. Foreign powers exercising undue influence in UK politics. Supposedly independent and impartial voices appearing to sing in spontaneous chorus, but actually singing from the Israel Embassy hymnsheet. Indeed, even the difficulty of discussing the subject is up for debate.
It’s a debate I’d like to have, free of soup interference.