Anti-semitic trolls turn on his in­ter­viewer

Daily Mail - - Election 2017 -

LABOUR was caught in a fresh anti-semitism row af­ter sup­port­ers trolled a Jewish jour­nal­ist who caught Jeremy Cor­byn out on his fig­ures.

Emma Bar­nett was branded a ‘Zion­ist’ and com­pared to Miss Piggy yes­ter­day as Labour tried to launch it­self as a ‘party of equal­ity’.

Af­ter tak­ing Mr Cor­byn to task over his failure to pro­vide a cost for his child­care pol­icy, Miss Bar­nett was be­sieged on Twit­ter. The award- win­ning BBC jour­nal­ist was branded a ‘Zion­ist shill’ and had her fam­ily at­tacked. One Twit­ter user ac­cused her of be­ing a ‘Zion­ist To­ry­graph writer’. He also com­pared her to Miss Piggy, post­ing a pic­ture of the char­ac­ter with the mes­sage ‘@Emmabar­nett look­ing pleased with her­self af­ter ask­ing Cor­byn ques­tions.’

An­other troll, who de­scribed her­self as a Labour mem­ber, ac­cused Miss Bar­nett of writ-

ing ‘Zion­ist drivel’. Speak­ing at the launch of Labour’s race and faith man­i­festo in Wat­ford, Hert­ford­shire, yes­ter­day, Mr Cor­byn was forced to con­demn the abuse, say­ing: ‘It is to­tally and ab­so­lutely com­pletely un­ac­cept­able for any­one to throw abuse at any­one else.’

Some 77 per cent of Bri­tish Jews will back the Tories over Labour in the Gen­eral Elec­tion, a Sur­va­tion opin­ion poll sug­gested yes­ter­day.

Abuse: Miss Bar­nett

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