Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The BBC are very careful how they report the speeches by Luciana Berger and Ruth Smeeth re anti-Semitic abuse - UPDATED

The BBC report very carefully the speeches made today by Luciana Berger and Ruth Smeeth regarding the antisemitic abuse they have received.

The BBC quote Luciana Berger:
'She said she had received abuse from both the far-left and far-right of politics, and that the abuse had become more "commonplace and corrosive" in the past two years.' 

And report that:
'The Labour leader, who was present in the chamber for much of the debate, is due to hold talks next week with leading Jewish groups amid criticism of his handling of anti-Semitism cases.' 

However the BBC are less keen to report Ruth Smeeth's speech which included some of the abuse that she'd received that was deeply antisemitic and also pro Jeremy Corbyn. 

Interestingly Jeremy Corbyn left the chamber before Ruth Smeeth spoke, I wonder if he knew what she was going to say.

Jeremy Corbyn leaving the chamber has not gone unnoticed elsewhere, Political Betting has these Tweets:

An impartial BBC would question Jeremy Corbyn about the content of Ruth Smeeth's speech and its implications for the perniciousness of antisemitism in parts of the Labour Party. An impartial BBC would question Jeremy Corbyn as to why he left the front bench for such a long part of the debate, what did he have to do that was more important? However the BBC are not impartial, they are pro-Labour and via their clear bias against Israel they have helped create an environment favourable to the growth of antisemitism. 

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