The hypocrisy of this is astounding.
Theresa May’s MEPs voted to protect Viktor Orban’s anti-Semitic far-right Hungarian government from sanctions in the European Parliament yesterday in an astonishing display of hypocrisy only hours after the UK’s prime minister made a vicious – and false – verbal attack on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for alleged anti-Semitism.
And have we heard any protests from the people and organisations who have been screaming at Mr Corbyn and Labour for the last two years?
No. Not one word.
That’s nothing from the Campaign Against Antisemitism, that claims to attack anyone who voices support for anti-Semitic views but has focused all its attention on Labour.
Nothing from former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
Where are these hypocrites?
Mr Orban’s government has been accused of violating press freedoms, undermining judicial independence and waging a state-backed antisemitic campaign against Jewish businessman George Soros. It is also subject to allegations of corruption relating to the alleged misspending EU funds by Mr Orban’s friends and family, while the prime minister himself has described refugees as “Muslim invaders” and been accused of being deeply Islamophobic.
Politicians from across the EU voted by a two-thirds majority 448-197 to trigger ‘Article 7′ sanctions against Hungary for violations of the rule of law.
Theresa May, who was happy to quote Chuka Umunna’s lies about racism and anti-Semitism at Jeremy Corbyn during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday (September 13), had nothing to say about her own MEPs’ decision to support racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.
Fortunately, others were more forthcoming – and they are representatives of, and supporters of, the party that has borne the brunt of so many false accusations:
Is Theresa May going to call out those Tory MEPs, who were whipped to vote to support Viktor Orban against a censure motion for his attacks on refugees and his antisemitism & Islamophobia? If not, I wouldn’t advise her to lecture anyone on racism again. https://t.co/rCs1dA9s1m
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) September 12, 2018
“I’m tackling injustice and racism” says woman whose party just voted in support of the far right, anti-Semitic, Islamophobes in Hungary. pic.twitter.com/I8RuXeSpQT
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) September 13, 2018
1940s: We will fight them on the beaches.
2018: We will back them in the European Parliament.
Theresa May palling up with Hungary’s fascist leader Orban marks a new low for a government already plumbing the depths of human indecency.
— Kerry-Anne Mendoza 🏳️🌈🏴 (@TheMendozaWoman) September 12, 2018
Corbyn stands near a fascist : Bad
May whips her MEPs to support one : Fine
Corbyn associated with Sinn Fein : Bad
May propped up by DUP : Fine
It's really getting silly now. And not a little bit scary.
— Sue Marsh (@suey2y) September 13, 2018
I hope everyone can understand what this means – not only about Hungary but about who, in the United Kingdom, are the real racists.
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