Luciana Berger, Victim of Corbyn Labour Party Antisemitism, Gives Birth to an Instant Zionist


Luciana Berger, the former UK Labour MP (now Independent) and victim of Corbyn Labour party antisemitism, has given birth to a son.

Spoiler alert: she did not name him Jeremy.

Independent Group MP Luciana Berger has revealed the much-anticipated name of her newborn son.

Zion Benjamin Manny Goldsmith is the second child for Berger, 37, and her husband, Alistair, as well as a younger brother to their nearly 2-year-old daughter Amelie.

While not revealing her reasons for the given names, Zion’s middle name Manny may well be a nod to her great-uncle, trade union official and Labour MP Manny Shinwell, who served as a minister in the government of Ramsay MacDonald and as war secretary under Clement Attlee.

Shinwell was also, notoriously, the last MP to throw a punch in Parliament after taking exception to a Tory MP who suggested that he “get back to Poland”, a dig at his Polish-Jewish roots.

While no reasons are given for the name Zion, I would like to think at least part of the reason might be to assert her love of Israel and pride in being a Zionist.

I would also like to think it would have elicited this reaction from Jeremy Corbyn and his merry band of anti-Zionists-not-antisemites in the Labour party

Mazal tov Luciana and family!

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