Mary Davis shows her true colours...

June 9 2016 at 11:05 AM
Guy Burgess 

Response to More Zionist scum a letter in Wednesday's Morning Star headed "Dodgy Livingstone has no place in the Star".

The former national chair of the CPB, long suspected by the old Rosser/Hicks group of being a member of the shadowy Straight Left faction, likes to pose as an orthodox Marxist-Leninist. Now she is opposing the decision to give Ken Livingstone a regular column in the Star "in view of Livingstone's suspension from the Labour Party and Shami Chakrabarti's inquiry into anti-semitism". Though she says she doesn't support "John Mann's outrageous tactics" she says the Livingstone column is "highly embarrassing" and "serves to muddy the waters among our allies while at the same time detracting from our own stated opposition to anti-semitism".

Who are these "allies"? Prof. Davis doesn't say. But some are clearly the pseudo-left clique in Momentum that is trying to silence any anti-Zionist voices within the Labour Party. She claims that Livingstone "has a chequered history of making injudicious comments bordering on the anti-semitic" and concludes with "I, as a communist and a Jew, am personally affronted by the privileged treatment he is receiving. I can only hope the decision to offer him a column will be reversed".

Guy Burgess
Eton & Cambridge

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