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Saturday, December 07, 2019 

Actor Hugh Grant's double-standard on UK Labour's antisemitism

The British actor Hugh Grant, supposedly concerned about Labour's antisemitism under Jeremy Corbyn, went and supported a Labour candidate who's been an apologist for the same:
Several days ago, British actor Hugh Grant visited Jewish homes in London to assist Liberal Democrat candidate Luciana Berger, who left the Labour Party in February over anti-Semitism.

The actor told the Jewish Chronicle at the time, “If you ask do I think there is an anti-Semitic element within the Labour Party, the answer is ‘yes.’ If you ask me do I think the present Labour leadership has done anything like near enough to root it out, my answer is ‘no.’”

Just days later, Grant appeared at an event for the Labour party’s Faiza Shaheen, who has dismissed concerns about party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s participation in a memorial for terrorists who murdered 11 Israelis at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Now that's some classic double-talk there alright. Enough to discourage me from checking out any more movies Grant's got in store on his resume. Sky News has more related info:
Actor Hugh Grant has been confronted by anti-racism protesters as he campaigned for a Labour candidate.

The Love Actually star was bombarded with questions by a demonstrator who accused him of endorsing a "racist" political party. [...]

Grant is backing a range of candidates from different parties to try and stop Conservative leader Boris Johnson from winning a majority, so visited the east London constituency to show support for Labour's Faiza Shaheen.
How fascinating. He's doing all this because he doesn't like Johnson. Isn't that something. If it weren't for the seriousness of the issue, it would almost be funny. The UK Sun's got still more:
HUGH Grant was taken to task by Jewish voters last night as he hit the campaign trail with the Labour candidate for Chingford and Woodford Green in North London.

The Love Actually star, who has been out on the campaign trail with MPs from Labour and the Liberal Democrats, drew a huge crowd of people as he took to the streets with Labour candidate Faiza Shaheen, but not all of them were happy to see the actor dipping his toe into politics.

"What about the Jews of this community? Are you advocating for the Jews to vote Labour with 15,000 cases of alleged anti-Semitism reported to the EHRC?" one voter demanded of Mr Grant.

Mr Grant seemed exasperated by the question, sighing, and saying he had already given an answer to the question of campaigning for Labour in spite of its record on anti-Semitism.

Lucky for the Remainer celeb, Ms Shaheen, who is trying to unseat former Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith, swooped into the rescue and answered the question for him.

"I'm very sorry and the party is very sorry and more is being done to address (anti-Semitisim)," Ms Shaheen said, before pivoting to her own battle with Islamophobia.
A subject I figure Grant's supporting in turn. Any chance he's worried about Islamic anti-semitism? Probably not, and neither is Shaheen, otherwise, she wouldn't be concerning herself all about disdain for the Religion of Peace.

And Grant's against Brexit by taking a Remainer position, go figure. It just shows what hypocrites these entertainment personalities are. We could do without his film and theater resume, I'm sure, after this debacle.

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