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Thread #166861   Message #4021155
Posted By: Backwoodsman
26-Nov-19 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
Subject: RE: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
And a response by Julia Bard, well worth reading, and making far more sense than Ephesians Mir is’ s nonsense...

”Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, who claims without any basis, to speak for British Jews, has attacked the Labour Party yet again. Using terminology that has historically been associated with extreme right-wing politics, he claims that "a new poison" has taken hold of the party.
This General Election is a two-way fight. To attack Labour is to promote a Tory Party that has formal links with far right, openly antisemitic, anti-Islamic, anti-Roma and anti-refugee groups and parties in Europe, such as the Polish Law & Justice Party, Victor Orbán in Hungary, the Sweden Democrats and others.
Our own Conservative party is led by a person who unashamedly and unapologetically uses racist and homophobic language. He has referred to black people as "piccanninies with water melon smiles", to Muslim women as resembling "letter boxes" and "bank robbers". He has ridiculed gay men as "bum boys in tank tops". And the Tory Party in government has inflicted untold suffering through the Hostile Environment and the Windrush scandal.
Mirvis is not a neutral commentator: he is a close friend of the previous Conservative Prime Minister, who he invited for dinner with her husband the night before she took office.
He has not been elected by anyone. He represents one branch of religious Judaism. He does not speak for Jews who are more religious, less religious or not religious at all. Rabbis are supposed to be teachers and moral leaders. This one seems to have gone badly astray.“