Video: May’s vile racist trope against Labour’s Jewish members

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Theresa May flounders weekly in Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) against Jeremy Corbyn’s composure. It’s no excuse for the vile racist trope she used in Wednesday’s PMQs session.

Nor is there any excuse for the mainstream media’s failure to mention it, while it focuses on nonsensical attempts to smear Jeremy Corbyn because he commented on a Facebook post about a soon-to-be-destroyed mural.

Last year, a Commons Home Affairs Committee comprising almost exclusively of opponents of the Labour Party or its leader investigated claims of antisemitism in the party – and was forced to conclude:

Despite significant press and public attention on the Labour Party, and a number of revelations regarding inappropriate social media content, there exists no reliable, empirical evidence to support the notion that there is a higher prevalence of antisemitic attitudes within the Labour Party than any other political party.

By contrast, a recent survey by a Jewish organisation found that forty percent of Conservative members agreed with at least one antisemitic statement.

In spite of that, the Establishment and its media have continued to attempt to push as fact the idea that Labour has an ‘antisemitism problem’ – which says far more about the Establishment and its media than about Labour and its leader.

 

But last Wednesday, Theresa May plumbed new depths by making a hateful, racist statement during a feeble attempt to turn Labour members’ removal of councillors they consider unworthy of their positions into a smear against the party:

If you want to tackle antisemitism there is no place for you in the Labour Party.

Theresa May just labelled every Labour member as someone who does not oppose antisemitism.

Worst of all, she labelled every Jewish member.

Of the vile antisemitic tropes used against Jewish people, that of the ‘self-hating Jew’ is among the most despicable – and May was guilty of it on Wednesday.

The media ignored it.

Labour has a large number of Jewish members. It has no fewer than three organisations for Jewish members and their supporters: the Jewish Labour Movement, Jewish Voice for Labour and Labour Friends of Israel.

May just told the whole country, via PMQs, that none of them care about antisemitism.

And the media is in a frenzy about an innocent, if slightly careless Facebook comment.

A leading Jewish member of the Labour Party told the SKWAWKBOX:

I completely condemn that statement as founded on Theresa May’s prejudice. It’s an expression of her fear of the success of the Labour Party as the local elections approach and she’s using an antisemitic statement to try to get more votes.

It’s a foul piece of racist propaganda.

Shame on Theresa May and shame on the ‘MSM’.

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12 responses to “Video: May’s vile racist trope against Labour’s Jewish members

  1. Theresa May and the Tories have zero morality. They are willing to lie about anything to undermine Corbyn and the Labour Party because they are so weak. A stronger government could afford to be principled. Dead cats are the Tories speciality.

    • True. Tories wheel in dead cats by the barrow load when they are in trouble but no amount of phony felines will obscure the Tory racism depicted in their ‘keep coloureds out’ literature of the past and introduced in some form or another before every General Election.

  2. She once labelled them the nasty party. They are becoming even more nasty under her watch. For a leader to use the words she used is despicable. It does show how frightened they are and we can expect more from her. The nasty party is back in full swing.

  3. I don’t think that the leader of the Tory party, a party which called for the hanging of the anti-apartheid activist and leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and which to this day supports apartheid regimes, is in any position to lecture others on the subject of racism.

  4. Hmmm…. perhaps then logically if you are Right Wing and want to tackle anti-Semitism then 40% of Tory members have no place in the Tory Party?
    I remember going to see a friend a few years ago sing at a British Legion Club and in the corner sat a group of Tory men and I was shocked at their liberal use of the ‘Y’ word and I have always argued the spotlight should be shone on theTory Party as Labour seem to being judged on rigourous academic standards.
    And perhaps whilst are at it we should also shine a torch on the current Right Wing Israeli Govt which in what some suggest is a racist action they are currently threatening to deport 10,000 Black migrants from Israel with it’s Right Wing Culture Minister saying: “We need to remove this cancer from our body.”
    Let’s be honest what is going on is a three pronged attack on JC’s Labour by the Right Wing Israeli Govt (because it is losing the global PR battle post-Gaza bombing – and who else has the resources to trawl through Labour members social media posts), Right Wing Tory Jewish Leaders in the UK, and some Right Wing Labour MPs (these latter 2 for their own ends).
    A potential rise in Facsism would come from the Right and let’s be honest if it ever did occur it will be the Left, The Labour Party, and trades unions who will be on the front-line fighting alongside Jewish Citizens, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Chinese, Irish et al and LGBT and Disabled citizens – They Shall Not Pass – NO PASARAN! NO PASARAN!

  5. This anti semitism attack on the Labour Paty by Theresa May is nothing more than a desperate attempt to smear not just its leader Jeremy Corbyn the hobby and occupation of every right wing newspaper. But also on every Jewish member of Labour. The Jewish Labour Movement, Jewish Voices for Labour and friends of Israel have long association within the Labour Party.

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  7. May has to answer serious questions. To me it seems that she harbours antisemite attitudes. That woman should not hold such a powerful position.

  8. “By contrast, a recent survey by a Jewish organisation found that forty percent of Conservative members agreed with at least one antisemitic statement.”

    I’d love to use the above information, but can’t find the source. Could you tell me where the information came from. Thanks.

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