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UK Labour lawmaker apologizes for posting anti-Semitic caricature

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Mar 16, 2019 2:05 AM 1+ week ago

Mike Amesbury, the British party's shadow secretary for employment, on Tuesday apologized for the caricature, which he posted in 2013 but had initially denied sharing.

The post, which was reported by blogger David Collier, also contained the words: "Support the banks and corporations this Christmas in their continued efforts to enslave mankind, by spending money you haven't got on things you don't need."

The Santa figure also features the symbol of the Illuminati, a name given to a number of secret societies that existed in the 18th century and which are often the focus of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

"This appalling image contains an antisemitic caricature and a reference to the `illuminati' conspiracy theory. I would never have intentionally shared such antisemitic tropes and I am sincerely sorry that I did," Amesbury wrote, the Jewish News reported.

The apology is the latest development in a three-year saga involving the proliferation of anti-Semitism in Labour since the 2015 election as its ...

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