He doesn't agree with what anti-Semites say, but he agrees with who they areby Alan Johnson / April 25, 2016 / Leave a comment
Labour’s anti-Semitism problem today is much deeper than people think. In September last year, just before Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, I expressed my deep concern—not that Corbyn indulges in anti-Semitism, but that he has associated with those who have. And that when he is faced with what is called the “new anti-Semitism,” he is lost.
So it has proved. Under Corbyn, a parade of troubling incidents has trooped past. Vicky Kirby, vice-chair of the Woking Labour party and a former parliamentary candidate, was suspended after posting anti-Semitic tweets, such as one saying that Jews had “big noses.” Revolutionary socialist Gerry Downing, who believes there is a “Jewish Question” which needs to be addressed, was finally expelled from Labour in March. Khadim Hussain, a Labour councillor and a former Lord Mayor of Bradford, resigned from the party after denying charges of anti-Semitism; he allegedly shared a Facebook post that said: “Your school education system only tells you about Anne Frank and the six million Zionists that were killed by Hitler.”
The UK far-left’s goading of Jews has a long and inglorious history. Over 30 years ago, in March 1985, the student union of Sunderland Polytechnic banned its Jewish society at the urging of the Socialist Workers…