antisemitism,  Labour Party

Dogwhistle insinuations attract 2000 ‘likes’ from Corbyn supporters

A disturbingly conspiratorial message posted on the ‘We Support Jeremy Corbyn’ Facebook page has attracted enthusiastic support from many of his fans.

This open letter suggested that powerful forces were at work behind Thursday’s well supported demonstration against antisemitism.

Revealingly, the writer, with apparent complete unawareness of any irony or contradiction, places her faith in JC to deal firmly with – antisemitism.

That bizarre disjuncture is an extreme example of the way merely asserting an abhorrence of antisemitism has become a meaningless mantra.  And the charge of bad faith against the protesters mirrors Christine Shawcroft’s accusation that those complaining against Alan Bull were motivated by factionalism rather than anti-racism.

Share this article.