On Friday, UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted his support for Muslim Labour candidate Ali Milani.
Here's Boris Johnson's record.
And here's the Labour candidate who can beat him at the next General Election.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 19, 2019
A number of NUS officials and delegates have expressed outrage following The Tab’s revelation of a series of antisemitic tweets by VP candidate Ali Milani, where he joked that Jews were stingy. In the build up to this month’s NUS conference, some have said he should withdraw from the race.
Vonnie Sandlan, President of NUS Scotland, spoke of “blinding rage and frustration” upon seeing the tweets, which denied Israel’s right to exist and in another joked: “Nah u won’t mate, it’ll cost you a pound #jew”.
Milani – who is a close ally of current President Malia Bouattia and publicly supported her at last year’s conference – apologised for the tweets which he described as “from an incredibly long time ago” despite dating to only a year and a half before his 2015 graduation in Politics from Brunel.
Some have found the apology to be inadequate. Harwood said: “Describing 2013 as an incredibly long time ago simply isn’t good enough. It’s time that Ali considers his position as a candidate.”
Sandlan questioned the sincerity of Milani’s apology. She said: “If Ali Milani was genuinely reflective of his antisemitism, he would immediately withdraw from this election and work with Jewish organisations to address his disgusting views.”
Corbyn certainly has a type.
Even Mr Wikipedia Jimmy Wales himself is speechless over this.
Jeremy Corbyn. Today. Promoting a candidate with a history of antisemitic remarks.
I have no words. https://t.co/piDx7efrJM
— Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales) July 19, 2019
Corbyn is either extremely stupid or extremely arrogant about his chances of winning. Who knows – maybe he thinks showing his Jew hatred will get him more votes.
Update: Just leaving this here too.
Joke: A man rings 999 in a panic. "My wife is 9 months pregnant and has just started screaming!" "What is she saying?" "She is ranting about Jews!" "Don't worry, it only means she's gone into Labour…"
— Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales) July 4, 2019