Tony Greenstein | 01 July 2018 | Post Views:

John Mann’s Racist Hypocrisy –  whilst opposing ‘anti-Semitism’ he fans the flames of racism against Roma and Gypsies 
is one to understand the fact that John Mann MP, who is Chair of the
Parliamentary Committee Agains Anti-Semitism is a common and garden racist when
it comes to Travellers, Gypsies and Roma?
the Bassetlaw anti-social behaviour handbook
– your guide to the law’
, written by Mann, advice is given to his constituents on how to deal with ‘loitering by youths’, ‘graffiti’,
‘neighbours from hell’, ‘alcohol’ – and ‘travellers’.
  In other words Travellers, Gypsies and Roma
are one more social nuisance to be dealt with by way of an ASBO.
Strangely Mann’s opposition to ‘antisemitism’ doesn’t prevent him giving advice on how to deal with Gypsies
In the section on ‘Travellers’ there is a big, bold strapline saying “the Police have powers to remove any gypsies
and travellers”
. Imagine if you were to substitute ‘Jews’ for ‘gypsies and
It might be the first
substantive evidence of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party!
Anti-Roma racism in Britain is over 6 times as high as anti-semitism. In Italy 82% of the population have racist attitudes to Roma – it is no surprise that John Mann indulges in racism against Roma whilst purporting to oppose antisemitism
After the existence of Mann’s racist booklet
was revealed Traveller Times reported that the ‘Parliamentary group for
anti-Semitism, which Mann chairs, pulled out of a debate on Gypsies, Roma and
Travellers “with no explanation”
after failing to answer questions on Mann’s booklet
Mann was contacted by Traveller Times
Mann stood by the booklet, 20,000 of which he claimed had been
distributed.  Mann claimed not to
understand why his booklet is racially offensive.  Since Romani Gypsies and Irish Travellers are
protected, like Jews, under the Equality Act 2010, he must know that his
booklet contravenes that Act as well as being simply racist and offensive in
John Mann’s helpful guide to evicting Gypsies or Travellers
explanation for Mann’s behaviour is quite simple.  Mann’s concern with ‘anti-Semitism’ is
related to support for Zionism and the Israeli state. The campaign which he has
fronted over ‘anti-Semitism’ has always been about criticism of Israel not hate
of Jews. 
Gypsy children like these were deported like Jewish children to Auschwitz and gassed – however it is inconvenient today to remember that the Holocaust also murdered Gypsies.
We live in times when anti-Roma hate is rising fast.  In Italy the Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini has threatened to expel thousands of Roma and create a register of those who remain. Mann’s behaviour fits into the increasing hostility and overt racism towards Gypsies.  Opposition to fake ‘antisemitism’ is easy for racists like Mann.
Zionist movement has always considered the Holocaust as unique and opposed any
attempt to generalise from the Nazi Holocaust to anti-racism as a universal
principle.  In the words of Professor Yehuda Bauer of the Hebrew
University Jerusalem and Yad Vashem, ‘Roma were not Jews, therefore
there was no need to murder all of them’
, his assumption being that the
Nazis only intended to wipe out the Jews. [Yehuda Bauer, “Jews. Gypsies.
Slavs: Policies of the Third Reich.” UNESCO Yearbook on Peace and
Conflict Studies 1985 
(Paris, 1987), p. 86]
elaborated his views in a debate
with the late Sybil Milton [The History Teacher,
Vol. 25, No. 4. (Aug., 1992), pp. 513-521] 
Milton showed that all Bauer’s assumptions concerning the Gypsies and
the Holocaust were based upon Nazi stereotypes, for example that it was only
itinerant gypsies who caused social problems who were the target for
Milton, senior historian at the US Holocaust Museum wrote, ‘the percentage of Gypsy mortality was
approximately the same as the percentage of Jewish mortality in the Holocaust.’

(Gypsies and the Holocaust, The
History Teacher
, Vol. 24, No. 4. (Aug., 1991), p. 377).  Approximately half a million Gypsies and Roma
were murdered in the Holocaust.  Despite
this the fate of the Gypsies has been comprehensively ignored and the
historical narrative distorted.
Holocaust has become an ideological weapon deployed by Zionism against the Palestinians.  The Holocaust is seen as the primary
justification for a Jewish state.  An
ethno-religious state is an oddity that went out with the French Revolution. Israel’s
exceptional status owes a great deal to the Nazi murder of six million Jews.
has been quick to argue that although the Nazis had many victims, only one
group were the victim of genocide – the Jews. 
As Milton noted although the diary of Adam Czerniakow, the head of the Warsaw
Ghetto Judenrat recorded the presence of both German and Polish Gypsies in the
Warsaw ghetto, Professor Yisrael Gutman’s comprehensive study ‘avoids even passing mention of them’. [The
Jews of Warsaw,:Ghetto Underground  Revolt,
Brighton, England. 1982].  Gutman was
based at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Propaganda Museum.
Gypsies are a variant of Noisy Neighbours and Neighbours from Hell
is ironic that John Mann, Chair of the All Parliamentary Group on Anti-Semitism
and the person who accused Ken Livingstone of being a Hitler apologist, is
revealed as an anti-Gypsy bigot and racist.
John Mann was the ‘best friend, best man and political ally’ of the racist New Labour Immigration Minister Phil Woolas
it isn’t really that surprising. Mann was a strong supporter
of racist New Labour Immigration Minister Phil Woolas. Woolas, who told a number
of outrageous lies about his Lib-Dem opponent in 2010 was the only MP in living
memory to have his election result nullified by an election court for electoral
fraud.  Amongst the emails uncovered was
one from his election agent Joe
Fitzpatrick which statedIf we don’t get the white folk angry he
[Woolas]’s gone.’ 
Stirring up
racism was seen as crucial to a Woolas victory. See John
Mann MP – Zionist Scumbag and Apologist for Phil Woolas, New Labour Racist
Kicked Out by an Electoral Court
This was one of the racist leaflets issued by Phil Woolas’s campaign in Oldham East – yet John Mann was happy to stand by ‘Phil’
Following the decision of the High Court to annul
the election, Harriet Harman as acting Labour Party leader took the decision to
withdraw Labour’s support for Woolas in his legal battle. She rightly decided
that the facts that were found by the High Court, his clear lying and appeal to
white racism, could not be condoned by the Labour Party even if legally he
might have a case. John Mann, his best friend and best man at his wedding
disagreed.  Mann, who knew Woolas from
their days in student politics, had no problem with Woolas’s racism or his
record of hostility to asylum seekers and refugees.
John Mann was outraged when his racist friend, Phil Woolas, had his funding cut off by the Labour Party
Harriet Harman’s actions caused an uproar in the
Parliamentary Labour Party and one of his main
was – John Mann!  It would
seem that some forms of racism are more acceptable to this racist opportunist.  ‘Anti-Semitism’ is verboten but a bit of anti-gypsy
racism, hostility to refugees and Islamaphobia is perfectly acceptable to this

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