I COULDN’T believe my eyes when I read that Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters want him to be the next mayor of London.
I thought we had got rid of him for good. We all thought he was “banished to the wilderness” following all the allegations of antisemitism that continually swirled around him.
After all, he was kicked out of the Labour Party (although later reinstated) and now sits in the Commons as an Independent.
He was reviled by Jewish voters — and countless others — the length and breadth of Britain. The thought that as Labour leader he could have ended up as prime minister still sends shivers up my spine.
Let’s never forget some of the things he did, like attending a pro-Palestinian rally at which banners were held up comparing Israel to the Nazis.
Burned into our memories is his support for an artist who drew a mural depicting hook-nosed bankers getting rich on the backs of the poor.
He admitted being present at a wreath-laying ceremony for the Palestinian terrorists who carried out the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972.
And let’s always remember that he once spoke at a rally condemning Israel for its response following the Netanya hotel bombing which claimed the lives of 40 Israelis as they sat down to a seder at Pesach.
And this is the man they want as mayor of London?
But incredibly, inexplicably, there are those who want him back, entering the mayoral race in two years’ time. It says a lot for their views on antisemitism!
“It has been discussed by people close to him,” one of his supporters has been quoted as saying. Heaven forbid. Lord help us if it ever comes to pass.
Can you imagine Corbyn campaigning in the Jewish areas of north-west London? Bring on the rotten eggs, I say.
Having said all this, I am sure the good people of London will have more sense. If he ever does have the nerve and effrontery to run, I feel certain they will treat him with all the derision and humiliation he deserves. But then again, you never know!
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