Jews call JOHNSON to account over anti-Semitism

Boris Johnson: No matter how hard he scrubs, he can’t clean up his own record of racism and anti-Semitism.

The leader of a leading UK political party has been called to account over anti-Semitism by Jewish people.

No, it’s not Jeremy Corbyn. He has nothing to answer for.

Boris Johnson, on the other hand, is a full-blown anti-Semite of the lowest kind.

That’s according to the Jewish academics and campaigners who highlighted his shortcomings in a letter published by The Guardian.

It seems the Dirty Johnson has “invoked some of the oldest and most pernicious antisemitic stereotypes in a book he wrote when he was a Conservative shadow minister. He describes ‘Jewish oligarchs’ who run the media, and fiddle the figures to fix elections in their favour.

“He portrays a Jewish character, Sammy Katz, with a “proud nose and curly hair”, and paints him as a malevolent, stingy, snake-like Jewish businessman who exploits immigrant workers for profit.”

Not only that, but “Johnson has form when it comes to anti-Jewish hatred.

“As editor of the Spectator he chose to publish articles in which the notorious racist Taki Theodoracopulos boasted of being ‘an antisemite’, argued black people ‘have lower IQs than whites’ and praised Enoch Powell as a ‘great man’.

“Johnson defended Theodoracopulos, calling him a ‘distinguished columnist’. Even now Johnson continues to cosy up to Donald Trump, despite his rhetoric about Jewish disloyalty and support for neo-Nazis.

“Johnson’s contempt for minorities, women, LGBT+ and working-class people is well known, so it’s not surprising this extends to Jews.”

Source: Boris Johnson’s record of bigotry, antisemitism and far-right politics must not be forgotten | Letters | Politics | The Guardian

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5 thoughts on “Jews call JOHNSON to account over anti-Semitism

  1. spirit

    Rather surprised to see Jeremy Newmark among the signatories. Now that Boris’ ‘first-bounce’ proclamation has turned out to be a nonsense – not that anybody should have expected anything different – I wonder if they’ll even bother with any investigation into cases of antisemitism that surfaced during the campaign? Came across this hilarious comment from the BoD the other day in the Guardian:

    “It should be said that in our own dealings with the Conservative party over incidents of antisemitism and other forms of racism, we have found it to be responsive and swift”

    Yet no indication of any actual action…

  2. SteveH

    It is good that these Jewish academics have come out in the Guardian against Johnson but it is more than a little disappointing that they didn’t think to do it before the GE.
    It’s all a bit too bloody late now,

      1. SteveH

        But only by (literally) a few hours, and then as perfectly illustrated by you having to ‘discover it’, it was hardly front page news. One has to wonder what was it about these evidenced accusations against Johnson that meant they didn’t warrant the same front page headlines plus the hours of TV and radio coverage that the Chief Rabbi’s un-evidenced accusations against Jeremy did.

        The Chief Rabbi published his ridiculous accusations over 3 weeks prior to the GE. This very last minute contribution was too little and too late by both the letter’s signatories and the Guardian. It makes one wonder why they bothered.

  3. jezzabeauc

    Finally they notice that it is not Jeremy Corbyn that is anti-Semitic but our newly elected PM. They cab lay the blame of his winning the election at the feet of the JLM, LFI and Israeli lobby, as well as the Brexiteers

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