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Hadley Freeman @HadleyFreeman
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If you are still implying that the Times' story about Corbyn's Never Again talk is a load of anti-Corbyn nonsense, it was a Holocaust survivor who said that stuff about Israel and Corbyn was merely the surprised, helpless, innocent onlooker, the problem is you
The talk was part of a tour called Never Again - from Auschwitz to Gaza, and it was booked on Holocaust Memorial Day. So if Corbyn was surprised by what Hajo Mayer said just wait until someone tells him what the event he chaired was called.
This was Corbyn's response to the Times' story: "The main speaker at this Holocaust Memorial Day meeting, part of a tour entitled Never Again — for Anyone, was a Jewish Auschwitz survivor. Views were expressed at the meeting which I do not accept or condone."
I mean, really? Are we meant to accept this nonsense? Not only had Corbyn defended Mayer's views before when Jewish groups protested against them, but the tour was called (apologies for repetition) Never Again - Auschwitz to Gaza. What did he think the talks would be saying?
Funny how Corbyn apparently couldn't find any other Holocaust survivor other than one whose views he had to defend in the past, and one who compares Israel to Nazism. Poor Jeremy Corbyn, always a victim of circumstance.
Of course, Corbyn is ostensibly blaming today's outrage on a Hajo Meyer, a Holocaust survivor, whose views he knew perfectly well from the start. Nothing like throwing someone else under a bus to show you're really taking responsibility for the situation. END ETERNAL THREAD
Sorry, last thing. For all the people saying, "But Meyer is a Holocaust survivor! Shouldn't he express his views?" Yes of course he should! But for Corbyn to imply he had no idea what Meyer would say, at this talk, on Holocaust Memorial Day, is grade A non kosher baloney
And if Corbyn would ever like to hold another Holocaust event on Holocaust Memorial Day, and perhaps feature another Holocaust survivor with slightly different views alongside those of Meyer, I'd be happy to point him to several
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