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.@uklabour 1/12 JVL member spotlight: getting to know Councillor Sue Lukes. She downplays Labour antisemitism, whitewashing it along with her JVL colleagues.
2/12 Both JVL leader Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi and Co-chair Jenny Manson misled people about not seeing antisemitic abuse in the Labour Party. In fact both had experienced it personally.
3/12 Likewise, Sue Lukes also struggles to get her story straight. To see antisemitism she just needs to look over at her JVL colleagues...
4/12 JVL members feature people expelled for antisemitism like Jackie Walker, who called Jews ‘chief financiers’ of the slave trade. In line with JVL, Sue Lukes supports Walker, calling ‘allegations’ against her a conspiracy to ‘destabilise Corbyn’.
5/12 Other JVL members are Holocaust deniers, like Andrew Lee Thompson and Norma Ferrie, who was approached to be recruited (but she was already a member).
6/12 Even the people leading JVL are known to ‘revise’ the Holocaust, such as Jonathan Rosenhead.
7/12 Another JVL leader Glyn Secker recently accused Jewish community groups of being far right, and jews of ‘being in the gutter’ while speaking at a rally
8/12 JVL are the kind of people who, when in a room together at their event, loudly applaud Holocaust revision
9/12 JVL used the murder of Jews in Pittsburgh, before the blood was dry, to score political points. Instead of condemnation they compared the murderer to the Jewish state and denied antisemitism was an issue
10/12 So Sue Lukes being a JVL member means she is downplaying antisemitism, all the while being in an antisemitic organisation with antisemitic members.
11/12 In previous years Sue Lukes would have been nothing more than a curiosity in the community. Thanks to Jeremy Corbyn who promotes the fringe to silence the majority, voices like Sue Lukes get amplified.
12/12 Like the old Soviet antisemitic propaganda campaigns, for a veneer of respectability people like Sue Lukes are put forward as token Jews to whitewash antisemitism.
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