Union boss and Corbyn supporter filmed calling Jewish activist a 'Nazi' in rant about Israel 

Mail Online | 11/8/2018 | Jonathan Bucks For The Mail On Sunday
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The militant leader of the rail union threatening to inflict strike misery at Christmas is accused of 'spewing out racist poison' in an 'antisemitic' tirade against a Jewish activist.

Steve Hedley is facing calls to resign from his £105,000- a-year role as Senior Assistant General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) over the outburst at a pro-Palestinian meeting.

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Video footage shows the militant Jeremy Corbyn supporter shouting at a defender of Israel, Richard Millett: 'You're an absolute disgrace to the Jewish people. You are a modern-day fascist, you are a modern-day Nazi, by supporting those policies that oppress a… minority in your own state.'

He adds: 'What the Nazis did to you, you're doing to the Palestinians.' Mr Millett responds 'Feel better?', to which the union leader says: 'Better than you, obviously. But then again, you're one of the chosen people, so you might feel better than me, huh?'

Mr - Millett

Mr Millett says: 'So it's about being Jewish?'

Mr Hedley replies: 'It's about being a Zionist.'

Mr - Millett - Prominence - Mr - Corbyn

British-born Mr Millett came to prominence after being told by Mr Corbyn that he lacked 'English irony', prompting accusations that the Labour leader is antisemitic.

The remarks by Mr Hedley were made at a talk entitled Palestine's Fight For Freedom at the School of African and Oriental Studies in 2011. Mr Millett, 51, told The Mail on Sunday last night that he found the 'chosen people' remark particularly offensive.

'The - People - Reference - Bible - Israel

He said: 'The "chosen people" is a reference to the Bible, it's not about Israel but Jews in general. It's about the Jews being given a purpose by God to go out into the world and do good things. It has nothing to do with being a better person.

'But it's been reinvented as a derogatory term which basically means, "You think you're better than me because you're Jewish."'

Mr - Millett

Mr Millett added:...
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