A Northumberland independent – but Tory-supporting – councillor has outraged locals with a comment allegedly implying Jewish people are more deserving of abuse
Malcolm Robinson sits as a ‘Bedlington Independent’ councillor in the Northumberland ward of Bedlington West – and in spite of his title, he is regarded as a Tory supporter propping up the Conservative group on a county council in which no one party has overall control.
Robinson has caused a storm of controversy this week in by a comment made in a rant about the Labour Party that locals feel implies Jewish people are more deserving of abuse:
A local anti-Tory group quickly condemned the comment for its implication that he didn’t deserve abuse in the way he feels Jewish people would:
Local individuals also responded strongly:
Robinson’s reference was not made in isolation. At the beginning of the same rant, he made an allusion to a well-known nazi:
Robinson also left antisemitic comments undeleted and unchallenged in the responses to his comment:
Robinson was contacted for comment via different channels but had not responded by the time of publication.
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