Labour MP Blames ‘Far-Right’, ‘Fake’ Corbyn Supporters For Anti-Semitic Abuse
In what qualifies as one of the most shameless act’s of blatant buck-passing I have ever seen in politics, a Labour MP and Corbyn ally has blamed Labour’s rising tide of anti-semitism on ‘far-right’ activists posing as Corbyn supporters.
Ronnie Campbell, Labour MP for Blyth Valley, said anyone could pretend to be a supporter of the Labour leader on social media:
“These people are posting vile stuff and claiming to be Jeremy Corbyn supporters. The trouble that social media is just a platform for people to say whatever they want
It is out of control and it is becoming increasingly difficult to police especially when people can set up fake profiles and delete them without a trace.
If they claim to be Labour supporters and if they can be traced, then they should be drummed out of the party instantly, without any hearing or involvement from the party’s National Executive Committee.
These people could be the biggest supporters of the National Front and other Right-wing, racist parties.
There is seriously something wrong with the system if people can get away with saying what they want on social media.
It is a deliberate and organised attempt to bring Jeremy down and that cannot be tolerated.”
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that a star of a Labour Party political broadcast referred to Jews as “evil” in social media messages that also criticised Israel. Lassaad Laouini, 47, the general manager of Leeds Grand Mosque, appeared in a film shown on ITV and the BBC last week discussing homelessness. Mr Laouini posted a link on Facebook in 2011 to a report claiming Israel was planning to become involved in the Libyan civil war with the comment “The Zionist give a helping hand to their evil fellow jew”.
So, another ‘far-right’ supporter then?