Thursday, June 8, 2017

UK: Labour suspends blogger who allegedly demanded to know if BBC interviewer was a “Zionist”

Via CAA:
Labour member Phillip Jones has reportedly been suspended by the Labour Party pending investigation over a tweet in which he allegedly demanded to know whether a BBC interviewer was a “Zionist”.

BBC journalist Emma Barnett had just interviewed Jeremy Corbyn on Woman’s Hour, during which she repeatedly asked him to give the costs of the Labour Party’s childcare pledge. Mr Corbyn was pilloried for his performance, leading various Twitter users, including antisemites whom we have been aware of for some time, to claim that Ms Barnett had deliberately tripped Mr Corbyn up because she is a “Zionist”.

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