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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.

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:

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:

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.”

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.”

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:

Perhaps we should consider specific incidents in the Conservative Party?

(@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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