Sunday, October 30, 2016

UK: Barrister disbarred over anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi tweets

Via the Independent:
A barrister has had his right to practice law revoked after a complaint that he posted a series of “seriously offensive” tweets about Jews, Muslims and black people.

Ian Millard was expelled from the bar by a disciplinary tribunal after posting messages on his Twitter account in November 2014.

In the tweets, he expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, while making it clear in his biography that he was a barrister. The tribunal found this had brought the profession into disrepute.

In one tweet Mr Millard described the then Justice Secretary Michael Gove as a “pro-Zionist, pro-Jew expenses cheat”, according to tribunal documents.

Another tweet featured an image of a Nazi swastika alongside the German phrase “Juden sind hier unerwunscht”, which means “Jews not wanted here”.

He also wrote: “National Socialist Germany 1933-1945. Its flaws were few, its achievements many. Don't believe Jewish-Zionist lies.”
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