Now that vaccine passports are being extended to cinemas and sports fixtures across Wales, their impact on small businesses and low income families almost sparked a partisan brawl last night in the Senedd. Fortunately, Welsh Labour MS Jenny Rathbone was on hand to put the issue to rest… by insisting that low income people are too poor to be affected by the changes in the first place.
Speaking in the chamber last night, Rathbone said:
“People on the lowest incomes are not able to go to the matches either the rugby, the football or the cinema. You know, let’s get real on this one.”
No need to worry, then.
Jenny Rathbone, the Corbynista Welsh Assembly Member who was suspended in November over anti-Semitism has now been reinstated by the party with no further action taken against her. Rathbone suggested that Jewish people’s security fears could be “in their own heads” and accused Jewish Communities of having a “siege mentality”, while claiming that Israel “drives people to be hostile to British Jews”.
The Welsh Tories are furious, saying Rathbone “was suspended from the Group so her comments and the extent of her prejudices could be investigated thoroughly and diligently. This has not happened.”
Rathbone is close to the new hard left leader of Welsh Labour, Mark Drakeford, and even joined him to celebrate his victory last month while she was supposed to be suspended. The decision to re-admit her to the party was made before Christmas, barely a month after she was suspended. Labour once again struggling to show it is taking anti-Semitism seriously…
Guido understands that Corbynista Member of the Welsh Assembly Jenny Rathbone has been suspended by the Labour group for comments regarded as potentially antisemitic. This comes after a recording surfaced where Rathbone suggested Israel ‘drives people to be hostile to British Jews’ and suggested Jewish people’s security fears could be ‘in their own heads.’
The matter has been referred to the national party…