CAN’T TELL REICH FROM WRONG: New far-left blog tricked into publishing Hitler’s manifesto

New far-left blog Labour Hub has been duped into publishing an article replicating half of Adolf Hitler's 1920 manifesto.

Labour Hub, a new blog site for the far-left of the Labour Party, has published an article which replicates half of Adolf Hitler’s 25-point 1920 manifesto.

“Demands from the grassroots”, published on Labour Hub on 22 October, lists 13 of the 25 Nazi policies, portrayed as measures which Hitchen and Harpenden CLP believe the Labour Party should adopt.

In what appears to be a hoax article, policies relating to Germany specifically or the claimed supremacy of the Aryan race were omitted, but several of the remaining statements should have set off alarm bells at Labour Hub nevertheless. The policies listed in the article include:

  • “A law to take over land if the country needs it, without the government having to pay for it.”
  • “Get rid of the current set-up of the armed forces, including the nuclear deterrent, and replace it with a people’s army that would look after the ordinary people, not just the rich officer-class.”
  • “Every citizen should have a job. Their work should not be selfish, but help everyone.”
  • “What is taught should concentrate on practical things.”

Labour Hub is a new blog site which is rumoured to be run by Michael Calderbank, Co-editor of Red Pepper magazine, who shared the article on Twitter. The new site claims to be “a space for debate, where contributors will have the chance to advance and flesh out socialist ideas,” and “shares Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell’s vision.”

The blog site is seen as an update on Jon Lansman’s Left Futures, which appears to have been wrapped up, with no new content since February. Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott wrote an article for Labour Hub on police funding last week.

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