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Lord Dubs

Why do some people feel it necessary to use hyperbole when dismissing anti-semitism?
In a mere 5-word sentence, “clearly” and “totally” are used to make a lie more convincing …

monday 21st march, 12.39-12.41pm, on bbc 2
daily politics (presented by jo coburn) includes …

“Over the weekend, one of your colleagues, Lord Levy, threatened to resign unless Jeremy Corbyn, your leader, makes absolutely clear that anti-semtism will not be tolerated in the Labour Party, saying he’s not gone far enough in cracking down on it. Do you think Jeremy Corbyn could be doing more about that issue?”
[Chuka Umunna] “It would be completely disingenuous for anybody to deny that in fringes on the left there have been problems with anti-semitism. but I tell you what, if anyone can lead the charge. in stamping it out and showing a zero tolerance to it, it is Jeremy.”
[Lord Dubs] “I think we’ve got to be careful that when people are critical of Israeli government policy, they’re not accused of being anti-semitic. There are some people who tend to merge the two. Clearly they are totally different!

(if you missed it, available from 0:39:15 to 0:41:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0759y8c/daily-politics-21032016#pl…)

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