antisemitism,  UK Politics

Martin Linton: A Disgrace

Martin Linton is the Labour MP for Battersea, Balham and Wandsworth. He is also chair of “Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East”.

The parliamentary group works closely with the disgusting antisemites and Hamas supporters Ismail Patel of “Friends of al Aqsa” and Daud Abdullah of the Muslim Council of Britain and Middle East Monitor.

It assists the pro-Hamas Palestinian Return Centre.

Jenny Tonge is welcome at the group’s meetings.

For information on the Israel-Palestine conflict, one of its recommendations is the Palestine Telegraph, the work of hate publisher Sameh Habeeb. It also lists MPAC, one of the most virulently antisemitic groups in the country, as an “affiliate”.

With this background, it is hardly surprising to read Linton’s words at a Friends of al Aqsa meeting in Parliament, as reported by Richard Millet:

There are long tentacles of Israel in this country who are funding election campaigns and putting money into the British political system for their own ends. Now there are a number of Conservatives who have a very good record on this issue, I am not saying it’s a simple party political issue, but you must consider over the next few weeks, when you vote and when you make your constituents aware, of the attempt by Israelis and pro-Israelis to influence the election in this country and you must draw your own conclusions from that. If they get the message that trying to buy a Conservative victory, what’s more trying to buy Conservative support for Israel, is successful then they will carry on doing it. If they can see that it is not going to work, then they will desist. It is important for not only this country but also for the future of the Middle East that the result of the election in this country does not send that message.”

Martin Linton is a disgrace.

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