Just look at this triumph of lying by ommission:
The antisemitism crisis, which you recount in painful detail, amounts to a portrait of protracted political dysfunction.
Yes. I think there was a lack of very basic emotional intelligence in some sections of the left in terms of engaging with the collective trauma of the Jewish people. And the same with Israel. There is an emotional connection that many Jewish people have with Israel and you just cannot ignore that. Itís a fact, just as there are also many Jewish people who do not support the occupation and abhor it. But Jeremy is not an antisemite and the Jewish people who are close to him, and whom I have interviewed at length for the book, including those who were critical of how he handled it, would never countenance that. That doesnít mean there werenít blind spots and failings that led to a crisis.
That's as close as this puff piece comes to anything remotely relevant and even that is tap dancing around the edges of the real issues.
Then what about this for a leading question...
You certainly capture the visceral nature of the strife and factionalism within the Labour party Ė the screaming and shouting, the tantrums and the treachery.
...and a complete swerve of an answer.
Yes. Politics is a brutal business, but the last few years have been like a Quentin Tarantino movie. I certainly learned in great detail what we were up against. The parliamentary Labour party meetings were just brutal and gruesome. A lot of those people in the parliamentary Labour party Ė Iím just going to say it Ė are jumped-up thugs. Vicious, horrible people. They would sanctimoniously stand up and talk about the authoritarianism of Corbynism as they screeched like disturbed teenagers, spraying spittle at anyone with the temerity to support the elected leadership of the party of which they were members. I really donít know what they are driven by.
That behaviour sounds exactly like that of the witchhunters but he conspicuously avoids details.
He really is an opportunist prick. This book is going to be a fine case study of how to whitewash a fence while sitting on it.