Monday, November 25, 2019

For the Record: Just to make sure it's clear

I am really extremely disturbed by attacks on Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite, even though  I'm far from in love with the way he expresses himself, as I was explaining the other day:

There's no denying that Corbyn was somewhat insensitive there. And ignorant—a reference to "English irony" for an audience including Jews is on a level with a reference to "English cuisine" with an audience of Italians or representatives of Hindustani culture. But it's on a very different level from Conservative Crispin Blunt's remarkable attack on the actual Chief Rabbi in October, which the Conservative Party doesn't seem to have gone out of its way to object to. And when Tory ignoramuses like Matt Chorley use the libel on Corbyn as an anti-Labour point, please don't trust them.

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