Sunday, May 08, 2016

Hate speech in the British Labour party

A Labour activist has been suspended from the party over yet another case of antisemitic social media posts.

David Watson, the fundraising co-ordinator for the Walthamstow Labour Party, has been suspended pending an investigation, a spokesperson told the Jewish Chronicle.

Watson shared articles on Facebook alleging that Daesh has used weapons produced in Israel, and accusing Israel of genocide against the Palestinians.

News of the suspension comes soon after Ken Livingstone once again mentioned Adolf Hitler, this time in his latest interview with Sky News. The former London mayor was suspended by the Labour party last week for comments he made about the Nazi leader — but this hasn’t stopped him.

Asked whether his claim that Hitler was a Zionist was ill-advised, he said: “It is not an unguarded or ill-advised comment to answer a question honestly about historical reality.”

Once again, Livingstone’s remarks sparked a social media storm.



Bird of Paradise said...

Big Brothers Monitoring You 24/7 George Orwell and 1984 was'nt far off

Anonymous said...

Some people are just simply fools.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the problem is here. The guy said something that is outside of historical reality and so a private party suspended him for being an idiot.

Too often people confuse "censorship of speech" with "consequences from speech."

Anonymous said...

The moron is simply a leftist idiot who believes his party's propaganda.

Anonymous said...

There are usually consequences for obnoxious behavior.

Anonymous said...

"There are usually consequences for obnoxious behavior."

That's why Trump will lose.