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Piers Corbyn Appears on Neo-Nazi Mark Collett’s Show.

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From David W.

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Piers Corbyn discusses the ‘Jewish question’ on far-right political show

Piers Corbyn has appeared as a guest on far-right political party leader Mark Collett’s online show where the pair openly discussed “the Jewish question.”

Former BNP publicity director Collett – who has spoken sympathetically of Nazi Germany and shared conspiracy theories about Jews – asked the former Labour leader’s brother “is Piers aware of the Jewish question?” on his Patriotic Alternative Weekly show.

Anti-vaxx movement leader Corbyn responded by saying:  “There’s lots of ways of defining a Jewish question – the difficult is answering can lead you into certain dangers because you’ll say things …

Piers the ‘anti-globalist continued.

“I’m not trying to get out of that, but I’m not convinced we’ve got time to elaborate at this particular point in time.

“If you come and see me under different circumstances we could discuss that more fully if the meaning of the question can be clarified a bit more.”

Earlier Corbyn said: “I’m not a Holocaust denier in case you are leading up to that. Certain things you say, we are told we are Holocaust deniers.

“Well the Holocaust happened and that was horrific. That’s all I can say on that.”

The ‘Jewish question’ was a debate that emerged in nineteenth and twentieth century European societies on alleged special problems and concerns with Jewish people.

The expression was used by antisemitic movements since the 1880s, and also controversially by Karl Marx.

It culminated in the Nazi phrase of the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”.

It is not the first time that Corbyn has been linked with figures on the far-right.

In 2016 he gave a speech at an event in which he was welcomed by the disgraced academic Nicholas Kollerstrom, who was disowned by the University College London in 2008 for denying the Holocaust.

Collett’s Patriotic Alternative have been described as the fastest growing far-right party, with online broadcasts targeting younger recruits.

A proud fan of National Socialism he published a book in 2017 describing the “alleged extermination of six million Jews”, adding: “When it comes to the notion of white guilt, nothing is pushed more strongly.”

Hope Not Hate researcher Simon Murdoch has previously said: “Collett is a longstanding antisemite who has spoken sympathetically of Nazi Germany, described the Holocaust as the ‘alleged extermination of six million Jews’, and has regularly collaborated with David Duke, a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan.”

In 2019, the pro-Israel Israel Advocacy Group staged a live debate with Collett – but the stunt backfired after leader Joseph Cohen admitted the “ferocity of anti-Jewish racism expressed in the debate and by the audience was unlike anything we’ve experienced in over a decade.”

Leeds neo-Nazi Mark Collet behind far-right group Patriotic Alternative pushing ‘hateful’ home schooling with racist songs.

February 2021.

A neo-Nazi from Leeds is behind a far-right group promoting a home school curriculum that uses racists songs and claims all English people have white skin.

Mark Collet, a 40-year-old Holocaust doubter who has tweeted claiming ‘white genocide is taking place, runs Patriotic Alternative with Laura Towler, a critic of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The group claims 10,000 people a month are viewing its ‘wholesome’ syllabus, which has also been dubbed ‘hateful and poisonous’, online during lockdown, the MirrorOnline reports.

It claims it helps kids “learn history and culture free from the shackles and ideology of the National Curriculum”.

Parents are told to teach their children how Britain abolished slavery, glossing over its involvement in the barbaric trade for 300 years and blaming “African chiefs” for selling their people.

Lessons focus on a “heroic age” when Britons were “a superior kind of people showing great feats of courage”.

Written by Andrew Coates

October 28, 2021 at 3:32 pm

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  1. PC “………………I’m not convinced we’ve got time to elaborate at this particular point in time. If you come and see me under different circumstances we could discuss that more fully if the meaning of the question can be clarified a bit more.” Translation; “not in front of a live camera pal…….”

    David Walsh

    October 28, 2021 at 4:59 pm

  2. Since his ousting from the BNP , Collet’s former boss Nick Griffin has created a strange new grouping called the Templars with another ex BNP high up called Jim Dowson. It is basically a return to Griffin’s old “political soldier” days of the Late 1980s. He now eschews elections and promotes fascist separatism, “blood and soil” fascist ruralism and he goes on about birth rates a lot in a rather creepy way. Barely disguised anti Semitism is a feature too. There is also a big element of grifting as you would expect (selling tacky merchandise at a presumably massive mark up).
    What is notable on Griffin’s latest podcasts is his support and defense of Communist China. Unlike much of the American “Bannon style” alt right (who are building up China to be an existential threat) Griffin sees them as a potential ally to Western fascists. He backs them over Taiwan , against the Uighurs and Tibet and echos CPC propaganda about the historical injustices like the Opium Wars. Some Western fascists see China as a country historically free of supposed “Jewish influence” so this, and possibly covert funding, may be a reason for this. Yet again it’s another example of the Red Brown front in action.

    IainF

    October 28, 2021 at 5:52 pm

  3. Not the topic but this Blog has covered the issue at length:

    Andrew Coates

    October 28, 2021 at 6:14 pm


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