Have we all forgotten that the UK has an overtly racist prime minister?
Theresa May is the architect of the “hostile environment” policy that attempted to remove people from the UK who had every right to stay in the country.
Many months after the scandal over the policy became public knowledge, the deportations are continuing with flights to foreign countries.
She has presided over a culture of toxic racism, and particularly Islamophobia, within her own party.
She put vans on the streets of London telling immigrants to “go home”, that sparked a wave of race-hate across the capital.
She said EU immigrants were “queue jumpers”.
She is a “friend” (on at least the same level as Jeremy Corbyn was a “friend” of Hamas, Hezbollah and the IRA) of the anti-Semite Hungarian leader Viktor Orban.
But she still thought it appropriate to lecture Labour on the opposition party’s record on anti-Semitism, as though her own conduct was spotless.
Luciana Berger says Labour is institutionally anti-Semitic.
Labour MP Chris Williamson says apologising for anti-Jewish racism in Labour has gone too far.
If Jeremy Corbyn wanted to take action against racism in his party he’d suspend Williamson immediately. pic.twitter.com/B7EumG6Zr1
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) February 27, 2019
What a hypocrite!
No wonder the ranks of Twitter users lined up to give her a forceful reminder of the facts. Their words speak for themselves:
And don't think we've forgotten about your government's support for the antisemite Orban. Tackling antisemitism on the left is necessary work, but it's odious to use Jews as a political football when you clearly don't give a shit about racism in your own party
— jewdⒶs // יידהודה (@jewdas) February 27, 2019
Jewdas is the organisation of left-wing Jews with whom Jeremy Corbyn celebrated Passover last year. Perhaps Mrs May thinks she can handle criticism from this organisation because, according to the attitudes of others, these people are “the wrong kind of Jews”.
The same cannot be said of Tom Clark, author of the hugely respected Another Angry Voice website. He was referring to Mrs May’s “hostile environment” when he tweeted:
Unbelievable that a PM whose policies led to black British citizens being deported to their deaths in exile overseas has the gall to lecture Labour on racism!
And to top it all off the mainstream media hack pack all nod along in agreement instead of calling out the hypocrisy.
— Another Angry Voice (@Angry_Voice) February 27, 2019
Here‘s the Twitter user we know as Aleesha – who herself endures a huge amount of Islamophobic abuse from right-wingers: “Bob Blackman hosted an anti-Muslim extremst in Parliament. Boris Johnson compared Muslim women to bank robbers and letterboxes, resulting in more abuse. Nadine Dorries said Muslim women wear the burka to cover their bruises. YOU and ur party did shit all.”
In the Conservative party Mrs May? pic.twitter.com/JiNbEZHH3e
— Gracie Samuels Dangerous Hero #GTTO 🌹 (@GracieSamuels) February 28, 2019
Here‘s Damo: “”There is endemic racism in the Tory party. It is in the system” Andrew Lansley. “We can deport first & ask questions later” YOU. Muslim Council of Britain & Sayeeda Warsi still waiting for an islamophobia investigation in the Tory party. Get your own party in order first.”
How's your mate Victor Orban? pic.twitter.com/H1bVHREvXT
— anita K (@a_nitak) February 27, 2019
Perhaps we should discuss the anti-Semitic attacks aimed at Luciana Berger – which, it seems, are universally made by right-wingers rather than Labour Party members or supporters:
Here is Tory Antisemitism – that is being regurgitated over and over as Labour. This from February 2015 !!! https://t.co/6B0GSfIwUM
— S e a n 🌹 #GTTO (@Treat_Me_Gently) February 27, 2019
Perhaps we should consider specific incidents in the Conservative Party?
And he did suspend him.. you taken any action with this pic.twitter.com/6FOkNdDwFW
— Mark Harris (@MHarris360) February 27, 2019
(@alanpps describes himself on Twitter as “Right wing Tory joined Labour Party to elect Jeremy for £3”. I wonder how many of those accused of anti-Semitic abuse within Labour were actually Tory entryists who have decided to use the cheap enrolment scheme to cause trouble?)
There are literally hundreds of comments – far too many to include in a short news-based article.
Mrs May has answered none of them.
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