|Maxine Peake with Jeremy Corbyn
Labour luvvie Maxine Peake has called for the overthrow of capitalism "to save humanity". In an interview with The Independent the Shameless actress also hit out at former Labour voters who ditched the party because of Corbyn. Peake was a staunch supporter of Corbyn throughout his leadership and was a member of the Communist Party of Britain in her youth, so perhaps it will come as no surprise that she is backing the Marxist revolutionaries of Black Lives Matter: "If you talk about the formation of religion, it’s about control isn’t it? And with what’s happening in America at the moment, it’s about financial control. It’s about keeping the poor in their place. I don’t know how we escape that cycle that’s indoctrinated into us all. Well, we get rid of it when we get rid of capitalism as far as I’m concerned. That’s what it’s all about. The establishment has got to go. We’ve got to change it. We’ve got to save humanity. We’re being ruled by capitalist, fascist dictators. It’s entrenched, isn’t it? We’ve got to the point where protecting capital is much more important than anybody’s life. How do we dig out of that? How do we change?"
Peake is no millennial, she's 45. Yet she espouses the intolerance of the snowflake generation of leftists for whom democracy means little if they don't get their way. Anyone politically to her right is a fascist, apparently. Capitalism is evil and yet she has reportedly made around a million pounds under the system she wants to crush.
She goes on to discuss the murder of George Floyd and repeats a conspiracy theory currently popular with the anti-Semitic left: "Systemic racism is a global issue. The tactics used by the police in America, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, that was learnt from seminars with Israeli secret services".
The left can't provide much evidence to back up these claims, the best they can offer is that 100 officers from Minnesota attended a conference in Chicago hosted by the Israeli consulate - eight years ago - and no proof whatsoever that Floyd's killer was among them. In desperately trying to link Israel to Floyd's death Peake and her ilk only serve to reinforce what we already knew about Corbyn's followers. The Independent reports that prior to the coronavirus lockdown Peake was in Palestine "working with activists". Says it all.
Addressing her idol's humiliation in the general election, Peake is still bitter: "Those people who were normally Labour supporters who felt they couldn’t vote Labour? Well I’m sorry, they voted Tory as far as I’m concerned. And it breaks my heart, because you know what? I didn’t like Tony Blair, but I still voted Labour because anything’s better than the Tories. There’s a lot of people who should hang their heads in shame. People going, ‘Oh, I can join the Labour Party again because Keir Starmer’s there,’ well shame on you."
Peake goes on to begrudgingly endorse Starmer saying: "As long as the Tories get out, I don’t care anymore". Ah, bless.