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Tories' racist shame—they are the real racists

Issue No. 2502

David Cameron said last week, “Antisemitism is like racism, it is unacceptable.” Cameron is a hypocrite. In the same week as he attacked Labour’s supposed antisemitism, he was backing the Tory candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith.

Goldsmith has run a rabidly Islamophobic campaign. He said a win for Labour would give control of London to a party “that thinks terrorists are its friends”.

Cameron also unveiled plans for an “Extremism Bill” that will pave the way for yet more racist targeting of Muslims.

And he is fighting hard against attempts to allow desperate refugees, including children, to seek safety in Britain.

Nearly every day the Tory-supporting Mail, Sun, and the Express run stories that viciously scapegoat Muslims and equate Islam with terrorism. The Mail ran a cartoon that, just as the Nazis did with Jews, pictured refugees as rats.

Right wingers want to paint Labour as antisemitic to undermine Jeremy Corbyn and discredit the fight for Palestinian rights.

In reality the left has always been at the centre of fighting all forms of racism, including antisemitism.

The Tories are the real racists.

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