UKMW prompts Guardian correction to truncated Jackie Walker quote about Jews and slavery

UK Media Watch

There was a small but important omission in a March 7th Guardianarticle by Jessica Elgot, “Labour members may be expelled over claims of antisemitism and bullying”.

Here’s the part in question, pertaining to recent developments concerning Momentum’s former vice-chair, Jackie Walker.

Walker, who was removed from her position in Momentum, also said she was concerned about definitions of antisemitism used by the party, saying she had not seen a definition she could “work with”.  The long-time activist had previously been suspended from the party after she wrote on Facebook that Jewish people had been “financiers of the sugar and slave trade”. She was later reinstated.

The actual quote – according to every major media report on the row we’ve read as well as a screen shot of her actual FB comments included below – was that “many Jews” had been the “CHIEF” financiers of…

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