Matthew Gordon Banks, a senior Liberal Democrat adviser who defected to the Party after losing his seat as a Conservative MP, has decried Jewish financial control over Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. He reportedly tweeted: “What fascinates me is that Farron’s leadership campaign was organised and funded by London Jews” and then added: “I tried to work with them. Very difficult.”
Facing a backlash on social media, the former MP for Southport explained that he was “right” and that “real pressure” had been put on him by Jews when he was an MP, claiming that the religion of the donors to a campaign “affects policy”.
According to the definition of antisemitism, it is antisemitic to make “stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective”.
In July, we complained that Baroness Jenny Tonge, who is a member of the Liberal Democrat Party despite having been expelled from the Party in the House of Lords over antisemitism, had declared that British Jews had a special duty to criticise Israel. The Liberal Democrat Party responded to complaints by saying that they would investigate if they received complaints, and then began ignoring e-mails.
@Indysco500@A201057 Just a bunch of over sensitive people. I remembered the real pressure put on me by the Jewish community when an MP.
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