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Watch: Diane Abbott gets shut down on anti-Semitism

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Diane Abbott has been shown up once again. This time it is by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, during a meeting with the Home Affairs Committee this afternoon. On the pro-Palestine marches, Abbott told the CAA rather patronisingly:

I have actually been on these demonstrations, you haven’t. And I have to tell you, on both the big London demonstrations I have been on, I have not seen a single solitary soul glorifying Hamas… Are you saying that you want marches of this kind completely banned?

CAA chief executive Gideon Falter wasted no time in shutting down the independent MP, responding dryly:

We also know very well that you didn’t see any anti-Semitism at all in the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn… We are very well familiar in the Jewish community with your particular contribution to the fight against anti-Semitism in this country.

Ouch. That’s her told…

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