Monday, July 18, 2016

UK: Labour MP receives antisemitic emails

Via Jewish Chronicle (h/t CFCA):
Labour MP Margaret Hodge said this morning that she has contacted the police regarding two “really offensive” e-mails that she had received.

Speaking to the Today programme on Radio 4, Mrs Hodge said “I yesterday, for the first time in my 50 years of political life, had to refer two really offensive e-mails I received - antisemitic e-mails – to the police.

“This is not the new politics, it’s actually the old politics. It’s the politics I fought in the 1980s when people like John McDonnell and Ken Livingstone were again in leadership roles.”

Also on the show was James Schneider, National Organiser for the pro-Corbyn Momentum movement. Responding to Mrs Hodge’s comments, Mr Schneider said “the idea that Jeremy Corbyn, or Momentum or those around him are responsible… is about as logical as saying that Margaret Hodge, say, is responsible for the death threats that Jeremy Corbyn has received.” 

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