- The Washington Times - Friday, August 3, 2018

British novelist J.K. Rowling on Friday slammed socialists in a tweet condemning Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

“If you’ve spent any time at all in left wing politics, you’ve met at least one ‘socialist’ who’d be pathetically easy for a fascist to flip,” Ms. Rowling, a Labour Party donor and outspoken critic of Mr. Corbyn’s leadership, tweeted to her 14.3 million followers.

“Here’s a Corbyn fan happily contemplating British Jews fleeing their own country out of fear of a Corbyn government. Just [expletive] saying,” the “Harry Potter” creator wrote.

Ms. Rowling posted a screenshot of a Twitter user who fantasized that the election of Mr. Corbyn, a self-described socialist, could potentially cause Jews to flee Britain.

“Erm…just a thought about a previous tweet re#LBC and a Jew claiming two thirds of Britain’s Jews will leave if Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM….won’t that completely screw the tories?” the person asked. “Just saying. #WeAreCorbyn”

Mr. Corbyn acknowledged that anti-Semitism is “a real problem” in the Labour Party and that he is working to combat it. Following increased pressure from Jewish groups to address the issue, Mr. Corbyn penned an op-ed for The Guardian Friday, saying, “People who dish out antisemitic poison need to understand: you do not do it in my name.”

“You are not my supporters and have no place in our movement,” he wrote.


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