Suspended Labour activist Jackie Walker in 'white millionaire elite' rant against Jewish MP

Former Momentum vice-chair posts Facebook video accusing Margaret Hodge of 'black Jew-baiting'


Suspended Labour activist Jackie Walker has launched into a hate-filled rant against veteran Jewish MP Dame Margaret Hodge, accusing her of being a member of the "white millionaire elite" who has engaged in "black Jew baiting."

The former Momentum vice-chair, whose high-profile hearing on antisemitism charges before Labour's ruling body is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, also claimed she was the victim of a "lynching" led by the "Zionist Jewish Labour Movement and their supporters."

Ms Walker posted the 15-minute video on her Facebook page in which she twice suggested she would have been treated differently by Labour had she been a "white Jew."

Criticising an article that appeared in the Daily Mail about Ms Walker's two-year long suspension from Labour in which Dame Margaret was quoted, Ms Walker says: "I think it's absolute extraordinary that someone from the white millionaire elite can use their power in this way."

Suggesting it was "extraordinary" Dame Margaret had not been suspended herself for calling Jeremy Corbyn a "f**king antisemite", she then added: "I say to Margaret Hodge, it's time you stopped your black Jew baiting, because it's not very pretty for somebody who is a part of the white millionaire elite to put herself out as a victim and Jew bait a black Jew.

"You talking about you felt you were worried, you could remember your ancestoral memory of suitcases by the door waiting for the Nazis to come.

"Try being black in this country..."

Ms Walker was suspended by Labour twice in 2016. The first time for saying Jewish people were "financiers of the sugar and slave trade".

She was later reinstated but was suspended again for saying she had not found a definition of antisemitism she could "work with", after questioning why Holocaust Memorial Day did not commemorate other genocides, only for it to be pointed out to her that it does.

In the Facebook rant, Ms Walker claimed there was a "reign of terror" over Labour that prevented voices such as hers from being heard because of their "power and access to the media."

She then claimed the party would be treating evidence used in her hearing differently "if I was a white Jew."

She said: "I accuse the Labour Party machine and those who operate it, I accuse them  of conscious and unconscious racism.

"And I accuse the party of structural racism against people of colour.

"And how dare Jon Lansman talk about unconscious racism - ask him this question.

"Would he allow this to happen to a white Jew with antisemitism? Would he? And we all know the answer to that."

Ms Walker claimed that she has been informed that Labour will not use the IHRA definition of antisemitism at her hearing or "any other definition" claiming that it had made "a special Jackie Walker definition."

She then added: "Neither are they going to take any definition, academic or otherwise, of the meaning of Holocaust.

"They are not interested that blacks have been talking about an African holocaust since the 1920s at least.

"They are not interested that Churchill talked about an Armenian Holocaust. They are not interested.

"Because their interest is upholding a lynching court to make sure the head of a Jewish black woman is put on the plate for the Zionist Jewish Labour Movement and their supporters."

Ms Walker said as a "pro-Corbyn Jew" she was being attacked. She said she was facing a "lynching court" at Tuesday's hearing that had "been structured by racists."

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