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Jeremy Corbyn’s aide ‘liked’ offensive social media post that claimed Jewish leaders were ‘worse than the Nazis’

  • Kate Hollern ‘liked’ a post which stated ‘Jewish leaders are worse than the Nazis’ 
  • Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Blackburn has now apologised for the like
  • Had given thumbs-up to the Facebook post by local Labour councillor Andy Kay 

Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary private secretary has apologised after she ‘liked’ an online post which stated that ‘Jewish leaders are worse than the Nazis’.

Kate Hollern, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Blackburn, gave a thumbs-up to the offensive Facebook post by local Labour councillor Andy Kay.

The councillor had linked to a 2014 article in the Guardian newspaper headlined ‘Gaza’s only power plant destroyed in Israel’s most intense airstrike yet’ and commented: ‘The Jewish state has learnt nothing from the Nazis and the Jewish leaders are worse than the Nazis.’

Kate Hollern (pictured), Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Blackburn, gave a thumbs-up to the offensive Facebook post by local Labour councillor Andy Kay

Last night Miss Hollern said: ‘I am sincerely sorry for having engaged with this post.

‘I don’t remember engaging with it at all, but I imagine I would have seen the Guardian article headline, without reading this person’s comment, which is clearly unacceptable and deeply hurtful and offensive.

‘I unequivocally oppose anti-Semitism in all its forms and I stand in full solidarity with the Jewish community against the prejudice they face.’

Hollern is Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary private secretary (Corbyn is pictured in east London on Wednesday). She has now apologised for 'liking' post by Mr Kay

Hollern is Jeremy Corbyn’s parliamentary private secretary (Corbyn is pictured in east London on Wednesday). She has now apologised for ‘liking’ post by Mr Kay

The shocking post was also ‘liked’ by Blackburn With Darwen Borough Council Labour councillors Salim Sidat, Jamie Groves and Patricia McFall, who used to be mayor.

Just last month Miss Hollern came under fire for appearing to dismiss the anti-Semitism crisis engulfing the Labour Party. She retweeted a post from an account which claimed ‘Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis is about Israel’.

The tweet, which she later deleted, said: ‘99.94 per cent of Labour members have never been accused of anti-Semitism.’ 

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