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US NewsLabour MP David Lammy blasts 'Nazi' Tory Brexiteers and calls for TV ban

11:30  15 april  2019
11:30  15 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Labour MP David Lammy has insisted his comparison of hardline Brexiteer Conservatives with Nazis and advocates of South African apartheid “wasn't strong Presented with his remarks last month at a People’s Vote march for a second referendum, the senior MP defended his views, and once again hit

LABOUR MP David Lammy today sparked a backlash after comparing Brexiteers to NAZIS in a furious When host Andrew Marr pointed out that Tory Brexiteers are elected politicians, Mr Lammy blasted : "I don't care how elected they are, so Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368.

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Prominent Labour MP David Lammy has defended comparing Tory Brexiteers to Nazis.

The high-profile campaigner for a new Brexit referendum hit out at members of the European Research Group (ERG) of Tory MPs who have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to take a tougher stance on EU withdrawal.

Lammy defended his views when asked on BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show whether a comparison he previously made between the ERG, the Nazi Party and South African racists was unacceptable.

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A prominent Labour MP was today criticised for likening Conservative Brexiteers to the Nazis and warning that they must not be “appeased”. David Lammy David Lammy defended comments he had previously made in which he compared members of the European Research Group of Tory MPs to

Prominent Labour MP and second Brexit referendum backer David Lammy has defended comparing Tory Brexiteers to Nazis . The high-profile campaigner for a new vote hit out at members of the European Research Group (ERG) of Tory MPs who have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to take a

The Tottenham MP replied: "I would say that that wasn't strong enough. In 1938 there were allies who hatched a plan for Hitler to annex part of Czechoslovakia, and Churchill said no, and he stood alone.

Labour MP David Lammy blasts 'Nazi' Tory Brexiteers and calls for TV ban © PA Labour MP David Lammy talks to Andrew Marr about his comments on the ERG on the BBC talk show

"We must not appease. We're in a situation now, and let me just be clear, I'm an ethnic minority.

"We have, in the ERG, in Jacob Rees-Mogg, someone who is happy to put onto his web pages the horrible, racist AfD [Alternative for Germany] party, a party that's Islamophobic and on the far right.

“I don’t care how elected they were, so was the far-right in Germany.

“They’re often elected – often giving a cover for the thugs on the ground and I’m afraid when people are experiencing rising hate and extremism in this country we must not concede ground, we must fight it and call it out for what it is.”

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Prominent Labour MP and second Brexit referendum backer David Lammy has defended comparing Tory Brexiteers to Nazis . The high-profile campaigner for a new vote hit out at members of the European Research Group (ERG) of Tory MPs who have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to take a

Prominent Labour MP David Lammy has defended comparing some Tory Brexiteers to Nazis . The high-profile campaigner for a new Brexit referendum hit out at members of the European Research Group (ERG) of Tory MPs who have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to take a tougher stance on

Labour MP David Lammy blasts 'Nazi' Tory Brexiteers and calls for TV ban © AFP/Getty Images David Lammy MP defended making comparisons between the ERG, the Nazi Party and South African racists

Lammy added: "They're happy to use the phrase 'grand wizard'. KKK is what it evokes to me when I think of that phrase and the Deep South.

"I'm sorry, but very, very seriously, of course we should not appease that."

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The AfD was founded in 2013 as a Eurosceptic party in Germany, and has since campaigned for tougher immigration laws. Rees-Mogg has previously denied supporting the party.

Lammy also called for the BBC to ban right-wing Tory MPs from our screens. He said: "The BBC should not allow this extreme hard-right fascism to flourish.

"What kind of country are we going to be like if these people are running it?"

Labour MP David Lammy blasts 'Nazi' Tory Brexiteers and calls for TV ban © PA ERG chief Jacob Rees-Mogg claims Lammy's comments

When it was put to Lammy that he was saying Rees-Mogg and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson are equivalent to Nazis, Lammy said: "Ask Boris Johnson why he's hanging out with Steve Bannon."

Rees-Mogg, who heads the ERG, Tweeted: "I feel sorry for Mr Lammy, comparing a Parliamentary ginger group with an organisation and creed that killed six million Jewish people makes him look foolish and his comments unbalanced.

"It damages his reputation."

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