After posting his article about how he will “root antisemites out of Labour” on Facebook, Jeremy Corbyn has shown that he will not even root antisemites out of his Facebook page.
After Mr Corbyn posted the article on Facebook, his supporters began leaving antisemitic comments. “Kul Mang” warned that “these Jewish people are very violent pron [sic] people. They are the 21st century terrorists.” Another supporter, “Andy Doughty”, seemed to agree, writing: “Perhaps the issue should be the murderous brutality and active apartheid of Israeli Zionists. Worse than the Nazis.”
“Ian Davies” warned that everyone needed to watch out for the nefarious power of Jews: “Why is it that jews [sic] are so established in this country of owers [sic] they control or media and have a powerful influence on the political stage now that should be looked into asap. Would we tolerate Muslims haveing [sic] so much say commanding the media into wich [sic] hunting or political people think not so why o [sic] why do people think this is alright. Time to wake up.”
“Carly Stevens” picked up dozens of ‘likes’ for her observation that the whole issue was really just smoke and mirrors: “This is such a distraction issue. Where exactly is the antisemitism in the UK? This is all about the Friends of Israel being the biggest lobby group in parliament, heavily funding the Tory party”. “John Tate” agreed too, remarking: “Giving way to a cabal of Zionists, Tories and right-wing Labour MP and letting them set the political agenda is a serious mistake.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism has made a disciplinary complaint against Mr Corbyn – our third – and referred the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. His insincere apologies under duress do not change the fact that he is an antisemite, and that under his leadership the Labour Party has become institutionally antisemitic and an existential threat to British Jewry.