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Hate tweet: Danny Cohen’s attack on Jeremy Corbyn was undeserved and vile.

Here’s another perspective on the vile manipulators who tried to use Holocaust Memorial Day to make a political attack on Jeremy Corbyn.

These people have got off very lightly, considering their despicable behaviour.

When Esther McVey made a political attack during the memorial service for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, she was met with more-or-less universal disgust.

Why do Danny Cohen, and those who sided with him, get a free pass?

January 27 was Holocaust Memorial Day, a time to remember the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust. Various politicians wrote messages to mark the day. But former BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen used the occasion to imply Jeremy Corbyn was being antisemitic. He claimed, twice, that Corbyn left out mention of the Jewish people in his Holocaust Memorial Day message. He was wrong.

Cohen claims that Corbyn omitted mention of the Jewish people in his message. The Campaign Against Antisemitism said Corbyn should make an apology after leaving out mention of the Jewish people in his message in the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) memorial book. The group described this as “appalling” and “disgraceful”. The Jewish Leadership Council argued it showed “a complete lack of sensitivity” on his part.

Corbyn did include mention of the Jewish people… Theresa May left out mention of the Jewish people in her Holocaust Memorial Day message. As did Lib Dem leader Vince Cable. They did not come under similar criticism. Interestingly, the UK’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis didn’t explicitly refer to Jewish victims in his Holocaust Memorial Day statement. Yet the media did not criticise Mirvis or accuse him of antisemitism. It seems Corbyn has been uniquely singled out in these accusations.

Source: Former BBC chief caught in fake smear on Jeremy Corbyn refuses to apologise [TWEETS] | The Canary


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