|He's hostage to his party's (anti-Israel) far left and to the (anti-Israel) unions|
However, the possibility looms that Labour will narrowly win, and be reliant in government on the support of Scottish National Party MPs.
Such a scenario is hardly calculated to bring a smile to the faces of Israel's supporters.
the Greens, if the well-documented anti-Israel stance of such high-profile Greens politicians as Caroline Lucas and Pippa Bartolotti is not enough to scare Israel's supporters away, then I reckon the presence since last year of Shahrar Ali as deputy leader of the UK Greens should be enough to keep any friend of Israel awake at night.
Here he is, raging apoplectically in 2009, and even showing off his singing voice:
Edgar Davidson (hat tip: Ian) ranks the parties in terms of antisemitism here
|Ratbags, anyone? O, the irony!|
Those anti-Apartheid banners that you see from 5:10 onwards aren't, as may be assumed, purpose-made to protest the segregation/subjugation of women and lack of churches in the Desert Kingdom.
Oh dear, no.
They're banners that anti-Israel fans of certain British football teams carry outside certain football club grounds to express hatred of the world's only Jewish State. Glimpsed on this video holding one is the plummy-voiced woman with long grey hair who recites anti-Israel "poetry" to hapless passengers on Tube trains, and seems to be a ubiquitous presence at anti-Israel demos in the British capital: