Tim Loughton, acting chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, was on Broadcasting House this morning to discuss the committee's Antisemitism in the UK report. Paddy O'Connell put the following, startling question to him (in defence of Jeremy Corbyn):
But then...did you...did you...did you hear evidence that 75% of antisemitic incidents come from far-right sources? Did you hear that evidence?...So...(inaudible)...with Mr Corbyn...It would be the same, isn't it, as saying, with the volume of hate crime in Britain, which is rising, is somehow something to do with Theresa May? That the people who are picking on black people, Muslim people, in the country, Asian people, post the Brexit referendum, you could say that, somehow, that was linked to the Prime Minister?