LEWISHAM EAST: Generation Identity Target Labour’s Terror Links
With polling day in the Lewisham East by-election less than 10 days away, Generation Identity has launched a major offensive against Labour. GI activists put up posters near the Lewisham Council buildings highlighting Labour’s disastrous foreign and immigration policies, in particular highlighting their soft-touch approach to returning Jihadi fighters and open borders immigration policies.
Astoundingly, last year, Jeremy Corbyn declared that anyone returning from being abroad fighting for ISIS should not be prosecuted for “expressing a political point of views”. Mr Corbyn was speaking in a Parliamentary debate discussing attempts to stop Islamist fighters returning to the UK from Syria.
“I have no support for ISIS whatsoever, and obviously that should apply to someone who has committed crimes, but we should bear in mind that expressing a political point of view is not in itself an offence.
“The commission of a criminal act is clearly a different matter, but expressing a point of view, even an unpalatable one, is sometimes quite important in a democracy.
“We should be slightly cautious about announcing that we will start to deal with people on the basis of a general view that they have expressed.”
Mr Corbyn has previously called Hamas and Hezbollah his “friends” and praised the former as “serious and hardworking”. In regards to immigration, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott denies it is even possible for governments to implement border controls. Writing a report on a speech she gave, the New Statesman pointed out “she said, governments cannot seriously limit the flow of people across borders.” While it has pointedly not supported any particular Party, Generation Identity argues:
We feel it is important the people of Lewisham know of the grave reality of Labour’s open border policy and rose-tinted view of multiculturalism.
It is up to us in UKIP to give the people of Lewisham a positive vision they, having been suitably reminded, can now go out and vote for.