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Oct. 10th, 2016 12:57 pm (UTC)
I love the SF fonts site.

How long has this trend of growing anti-Semitism in Labour been going on?
Oct. 10th, 2016 04:10 pm (UTC)
It's heavily associated with the Corbynistas, many of whom only joined the party recently, exploiting a change in the leadership election rules. The British far left has been anti-semitic for quite a while ("Kill the bankers, especially the Jewish ones!"), but that far left wasn't previously part of the Labour Party, preferring to lurk in borderline-terrorist organisations like Class War and the Socialist Workers' Party.

That said, the Guardian newspaper has a long-held reputation for anti-semitism.* It has been the newspaper of choice for even the moderate reality-based wing of the Labour Party for years. It's just that most perhaps turned a blind eye then to the more outrageous stuff. Unfortunately for the party, those people who were writing comments in a newspaper with a pretty low circulation, are now close to the Corbyn inner circle.

* Can you imagine the New York Times printing a cartoon like this? http://i1.wp.com/commentisfreewatch.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/saudi.jpg
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