Labour shadow minister apologises for posting anti-Semitic image on Facebook

A LABOUR shadow minister issued a grovelling apology after being exposed for sharing an anti-Semitic image on Facebook.

Mike Amesbury shared the image of a hook-nosed bearded man rubbing his hands together alongside a reference to the “illuminati” conspiracy theory, in 2013.

In a facebook post, Mike Amesbury said he apologised ‘unreservedly for this terrible error’

The shadow employment minister said he did not remember sharing the post and was “mortified” by it.

The revelation heaps more pressure on Jeremy Corbyn’s party, which is being probed by the human rights commission over claims it is institutionally anti-Semitic.

Mr Amesbury, MP for Weaver Vale, originally denied sharing the post, but later admitted it.

In a Facebook post, he wrote: “I apologise unreservedly for this terrible error.

“I genuinely don’t recall sharing this image and I’m mortified that I did so.”

He added: “I would never have intentionally shared anti-Semitic tropes and I am sincerely sorry that I did.”

Labour has been torn apart by the anti-Semitism crisis, which has seen eight of its MPs quit the party in disgust.

Mr Corbyn has been accused by his own MPs of being anti-Semitic and letting racism fester among his supporters.



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