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My mother was twelve years old when Oswald Mosley held a rally in Swansea. Her maiden name could be construed as a Jewish name so she and her brothers and sisters endured all kinds of hate and bullying as a consequence. /2
2/ I was far younger than 12 when she taught me that fascism is hate. I can’t think of a time when I didn’t know what fascism was. It was an extraordinary thing to teach a young child, now I look back on it, but she would never allow us to say “I hate”. /3
3/ She had lived through the slump, the fascism of the 30s and the second world war. All before she was 25. She would say: “You are not to hate. Hate kills. If you hate, you kill.” Rather, we had to find a solution to whatever the thing was that we hated. /4
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Today we remember our colleague Jo Cox MP, who was tragically killed on her way to a constituency meeting on 16 June 2016.

#moreincommon #JoCox
"While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us" - Jo Cox

#moreincommon #JoCox
Watch Jo's maiden speech:

#moreincommon #JoCox
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Following yet another synagogue shooting I have seen those on the left say that again this is evidence that Jews face more of a risk from the right than the left. On the face of it this seems accurate until you bother to look deeper at the real threat the left pose.
If you look at terrorism in the uk over the last 50 years very little has been carried out by right wing extremists, with notable exceptions such as #jocox. We had a wave of murders by Irish republicans mainly left wing groups often targeting based on religion
In the last 20 years the majority of attacks in the uk have been by Islamic terrorists, again often targeting based on the religion or perceived religion of the victims. But of the classic far right terrorist there has been very little.
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The headlines of these right-wing publications were bad enough three years ago. For Hitchens to be pushing this insidious nonsense in 2019 is quite incredible.
Sentencing remarks of Mr Justice Wilkie: “It is clear from your internet and other researches that your inspiration is not love of country or your fellow citizens, it is an admiration for Nazism...”
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