Saturday, 31 March 2018

Peter Oborne on Jeremy Corbyn

'We also learnt that Corbyn himself has been a member of five online groups which have propagated anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, such as that the number of deaths at Auschwitz has been exaggerated and that Israelis have harvested the organs of Arab children. Also, they have posted links to the loathsome views of white supremacists, including the leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Despite being a contributor to such sites, Corbyn claimed — preposterously in my view — not to have noticed such postings and continued until this week to be a member of two of these groups. But the most egregious example of Corbyn's shameful anti-Semitism was his support for a truly disgusting mural in London portraying caricature Jewish bankers playing Monopoly on the backs of what appear to be naked slaves. Thus it depicted Jews as evil conspirators working to oppress the masses.

It was an image of which the Nazis would have been proud.

Yet Corbyn disingenuously defended it on the grounds of free speech! And this from a man who claims he wants to promote 'a kinder, gentler politics'.

Either he was revealing shocking naivety, which, in any case, is unacceptable in a frontline politician and renders him unfit for public office. Or there is something hideously sinister about Corbyn's core views.

What is without doubt is that he is damned by his own behaviour.'

Hard to disagree with any of that, the rest of the article is here but beware, if Jeremy Corbyn loses the Labour leadership then he could be replaced by John 'kneecapping' Mcdonnell or even Diane Abbott! 

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