Labour probes coun­cil­lor over Face­book post

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SCOT­TISH Labour is in­ves­ti­gat­ing claims a Dundee coun­cil­lor shared an­tiSemitic ma­te­rial online.

Cold­side Labour coun­cil­lor George McIrvine was re­ported to party bosses for shar­ing a post on Face­book that made ref­er­ence to Roth­schild’s Bank, fol­low­ing the de­ci­sion to bomb Syria.

Mr McIrvine re­moved the post fol­low­ing com­plaints and has ve­he­mently denied any anti-Semitic in­tent.

He said he had shared the post be­cause it was a com­ment on bank­ing i n gen­eral, rather than banks owned by the Jewish Roth­schild fam­ily.

The post said: “There are only nine coun­tries left in the world with­out a cen­tral Roth­schild bank: Rus­sia, China, Ice­land, Cuba, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Nor th Korea and Hun­gary.

“Isn’t it funny we are al­ways at war with th­ese coun­tries.”

One re­sponse to the April

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