Humiliation for Theresa May over her hypocrisy about racism and anti-Semitism

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:

https://twitter.com/Treat_Me_Gently/status/1100752732250607616

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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5 thoughts on “Humiliation for Theresa May over her hypocrisy about racism and anti-Semitism

  1. Vanda

    Does she even read her Twitter?

    She is, of course, by far the most inept and utterly useless PM this country has ever had to suffer. And I include Thatcher – for all her many faults at least she was a competent politician, unlike May, who is neither a competent politician or an effective human being.

    She has dragged the Tory party down to its lowest ebb, and yet still they cannot remove her. Probably because they want to be able to blame Brexit on her and her goddamn awful lack of leadership skills. Once this charade is over, she will be consigned to history, where she belongs, with all the other 3rd rate politicians who have achieved precisely nothing for this once-great country, except to bring it to the edge of economic ruin, to divide it’s citizens and to abuse and harass those on welfare.

    The list is endless, I could go on. The running down of our precious NHS, the gross under-funding of our schools so that teachers are forced to beg for supplies from parents, and schools are actually starting to shorten the school week in some areas because they cannot afford to open all the hours they should.

    I do wonder how this woman manages to sleep at night, and I wonder too how she can look the camera in the eye and profess to be a ‘Christian’. My goodness, what on earth would Christ himself have said about her very own racist ‘Hostile Environment’ policy, and her constant assaults on the poor and disabled of this country? I doubt whether he would have condoned them.

  2. Tony

    I see that Hope not Hate has called for Williamson to be expelled from the Labour Party.

    How do you explain such hostility? Please let us know your thoughts.

    1. beastrabban

      If you look at some of the organisations Hope Not Hate is involved with, one of them is the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, the organisation that has been responsible for so many of the smears and baseless allegations. Also, Hope Not Hate has some kind of weird connection to Gerry Gable’s Searchlight, and many genuine anti-Fascists and anti-Nazis have deep suspicions about this earlier organisation. there have been allegations that Searchlight used to smear rival investigators of Fascism as Fascists themselves and there have been several articles in Lobster about this.

  3. Meryl Davids

    It really annoys me the people who bandy the term racism about they are as bigoted as those they are trying to decry the artificial division created by those who claim to be a different race based on ethnic origin nationality or even religion are not the soloution they are the problem we are all one race the human race.

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