Rebecca Jenkins, Labour’s candidate in Redditch near Birmingham, reportedly shared a Facebook post supporting the large antisemitic public mural in Towers Hamlet.
According to the political website Guido Fawkes, Ms Jenkins shared and commented on a post showing the infamous mural, using a now-deleted Facebook account. She reportedly wrote “Hear hear!” to a post with a picture of the mural and the words: “All we gotta do is stand up and it’s game over!!” The post included a comment from another user: “Where in this picture is it antisemitism.”
Jeremy Corbyn defended the public display of the mural in 2012 which was painted on a wall in London’s East End and featured apparently-Jewish bankers beneath a pyramid often used by conspiracy theorists playing Monopoly on a board carried by straining, oppressed workers.
Guido Fawkes also revealed that Ms Jenkins shared a post on Facebook with a comment from Noam Chomsky, accusing the media of “manipulating the population” to convince them that Mr Corbyn is antisemitic. “One must admire the incredible skills the media have in manipulating the population. They’ve managed to convince many that the most passionate Anti-Racist Campaigner of the last 40 years, Jeremy Corbyn, is actually Pro-Racist and Anti-Semitic.”
On 28th May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
Over 57,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”