Tory antisemitim file updates
At the time of the last general election, towards the end of 2019, I wrote a long post on why the Tories are not the anti-antisemitic party. This post briefly updates the Tory antisemitism file.November 2019: Tory candidate Amjad Bashir suspended over antisemitism
While everyone's talking about Michael Gove and David Irving, I found an old article that Michael Gove wrote about David Irving. It gives a real insight into Gove's attitude to Holocaust denial and history more generally.
While everyone's talking about Michael Gove and David Irving, I found an old article that Michael Gove wrote about David Irving. It gives a real insight into Gove's attitude to Holocaust denial and history more generally.— libcom.org (@libcomorg) May 4, 2020
Ryan Houghton seemed to suggest that some events around the Nazi regime’s state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews had been “fabricated”.
Here are two references: pic.twitter.com/W38mXEHZDv— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) September 26, 2020
Why is Ben Bradley engaging in the antisemitic conspiracy theory "cultural marxism" that has led to synagogue shootings? https://t.co/M8x4bA9xuT— Tom Wainwright (@TomNwainwright) October 21, 2020
so in the time since the @BoardofDeputies (among others) criticised @suellabraverman for invoking antisemitic "cultural marxism" conspiracy theory & asked her not to do so in future, at least 4 Tories have decided to just carry on using it (3 of which times were in parliament!) pic.twitter.com/TvjWifJwQE— Tom Wainwright (@TomNwainwright) October 21, 2020
November 2020: Loads of Tory MPs jump on the "cultural Marxism" train. (See also Vice, JC.)
January 2021: MP Desmond Swayne appears on show of Holocaust deiner Richie Allen
.@BoDPres Marie van der Zyl: “We are deeply concerned that Conservative MP Desmond Swayne appeared on a show that hosts Holocaust deniers. This should be inexcusable in any major political party. We have raised our concerns with the Conservatives as a matter of urgency.”— Board of Deputies of British Jews (@BoardofDeputies) January 28, 2021
He has form:
Swayne said in parliament in 2018 that if one criticises "Israel, as I have done, one receives a number of unsolicited invitations to meet various people. Members need to be absolutely vigilant about those people." Guess he didn't heed his advice.https://t.co/bXJb4388Xg— Bob From Brockley 🥤 (@bobfrombrockley) January 29, 2021
Libcom: Conservative anti-Semitism: the strange case of Boris Johnson, Richard Spencer and Gavin McInnes (November 2019)