An article (pay wall) at Times of London on international media reports about Brexit (Glee, shock and awe…how the world’s press reacted, July 2) included a section on Russian reaction to Britain’s vote to leave the EU.
Note the second paragraph:
A columnist in the tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda wrote: “The British struck a blow against a strange union of billionaires and Gastarbeiters. There wasn’t a single reason for this great country to submit to the Euro-structures, whose decisions were opaque and uncontrollable for the English.”
Israel Shamir, the Russian-Israeli writer, wrote in the same paper that “the creative and sexual minorities [of Britain], buttressed by the bankers, thought they had no need to take account of the rabble. They goofed up. The City voted against the exit by a sizeable majority.”
He added: “But the simple British people voted for it. It is impossible to overestimate the significance of this event — a sign of the new revolutionary wave in the west, a revolution against the international cosmopolitan anti-democratic establishment.”
To those who don’t know, Shamir is an antisemitic extremist who’s denied the Holocaust, reportedly described Jews as “virus in human form”, claimed that Jews “ritually murdered Christian children for their blood” and that Jews are aligned with demonic forces.
The Times of London article was co-authored by several writers, including Times of London Moscow correspondent, Tom Parfitt, presumably the journalist responsible for the section cited above.
So, was Parfitt truly unable to locate another Russian journalist to comment on Brexit – one, you know, not associated with Neo-Nazi style antisemitism?
- Israel Shamir’s Jewish Problem (Tablet)