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Labour Candidate Defends Would-Be MP Who Said She’d Cheer Blair’s Demise: ‘People Celebrated Hitler’s Death’
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Nov 07, 2019 07:08pm|
|News Date||Thursday, November 7, 2019 08:25:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||A Labour election candidate has given an astonishing interview where she appeared to compare the celebrating the death of Tony Blair to Adolf Hitler’s demise. |
Jane Aitchison, who is standing in the marginal Pudsey seat in Yorkshire, was on the BBC’s 5Live today when she was asked about another prospective MP’s questionable comments.
Zarah Sultana, the Labour parliamentary candidate in Coventry South, had previously said she would celebrate the deaths of Tony Blair and Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Israeli prime minister.
Sultana this week apologised for the remarks she made in 2015.
Aitchison was asked by presenter Emma Barnett whether Sultana should be allowed to stand, after these comments had come to light.
It prompted a full 12-second pause before answering she would ”like to talk to Sultana”. As the interview continued, appeared to draw a parallel between celebrating the deaths of Blair and Netanyahu and cheering the demise of the Nazi leader. People “celebrated the death of Hitler”, she said.
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