Friday, 22 April 2016 12:43

Vicki Kirby: Ousted Troll of the Month - March

Vicki Kirby, UK Labour Party member, was suspended in February for the second time, pending an investigation into a series of antisemitic tweets.

The Troll of the Month is an episode we choose every month to expose anti-Semites and to show the positive outcomes in the fight against antisemitism in Europe.

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Vicki Kirby, UK Labour Party member, was suspended in February for the second time, pending an investigation into a series of antisemitic tweets.

Derogatory comments about Jewish people included the suggestion, on Twitter, that Hitler was a ‘Zionist God’ and that Jews have big noses. Ms Kirby also wondered why ISIS has not attacked “the real oppressors”. Another tweet from 2014 stated: “We invented Israel when saving them from Hitler, who now seems to be their teacher.”

Because of these antisemitic tirades, Ms Kirby was first suspended in 2014, when she was running as a Labour candidate in Woking. After an investigation, she was reinstated with a warning about her future conduct. Ms Kirby was then appointed chair of Woking Labour Party's executive committee.

Ms Kirby was suspended for the second time last March, following the antisemitism row within the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) and several requests to Labour to take actions against antisemitism in the party. 

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