Non-Jewish Tory-made peer’s vile behaviour toward Jewish national treasure continues – and gets the response it deserved
‘Thuggish‘ Ian Austin has a record of vileness toward widely-loved Jewish author Michael Rosen, having launched a ‘full frontal assault’ on Rosen when the author was the guest of Parliament to talk about his family’s experiences in the Holocaust. Thatcher-fan Austin was outraged when Rosen pointed out that there was no special characteristic of British people that would have made them immune to fascism and nazism had circumstances been different.
Austin had to be stopped by the parliamentary committee chair before he would eventually shut his mouth and stop abusing the polite Rosen.
And now, with supporters of Israeli apartheid mounting a fresh assault on ‘national treasure’ Rosen, Austin had to stick his oar in too, attempting to mock Rosen for writing a book, in tribute to NHS staff, about his near-death from Covid. Perhaps this is what passes for wit in the vacuum of Austin’s intellect:
The right attacks Rosen because he has stood up for Jeremy Corbyn – and because he dared to object to the abuse of his work by thugs and trolls to attack the former Labour leader – but apparently in the tiny minds of the friends-of-apartheid this means even him almost dying and then talking and writing about the huge efforts of NHS workers to save his life and rehabilitate him is also somehow offensive.
However, as might have been predicted given the mismatch in humanity and likeability between Rosen and his attacker, it didn’t end well for Mr Thuggish – his tweet was massively ‘ratioed’, a huge marker of a deeply unpopular comment, with well over 1,600 comments attacking it and only a small number of ‘retweets’ or shares:
And those comments bit hard, with many pointing out Austin’s abysmal, Tory-friendly record – and Jewish commenters putting him well and truly back under the bridge where he belongs:
Others were no less withering – and often even more direct:
And dozens – and dozens – of respondents found that one particular word sprang to mind when they read Austin’s bile:
Austin’s long and sorry record also includes ill-fated attacks on others who are by far his superiors, including Jeremy Corbyn, Jewish MP Jon Trickett, Ian Lavery (coming close to being floored by the tough ex-miner) and Chris Williamson – and of course Skwawkbox – as well as trying desperately to deny he had been disciplined by the Labour party for his thuggish behaviour, when in fact he had been reprimanded by party whips for multiple abuses. And just last year he was forced to pay damages and make a humiliating apology to former Corbyn staffer Laura Murray for libelling her as – you’ve guessed it – antisemitic.
And of course, disgustingly, Austin chose to back the appalling Boris Johnson in the 2019 general election, helping to condemn hundreds of thousands to death through Johnson’s woeful response to the pandemic – and leaving millions in Tory-imposed, needless and counterproductive poverty, subsequently receiving the peerage he insists on including in his Twitter ‘handle’.
Happily, on this occasion he got his comeuppance in fine style – and Michael Rosen showed his little finger has more class.
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