In unwavering support of Mike Sivier

Posted: March 27, 2018 in Uncategorized


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by Martin Odoni

I cringe when politicians pontificate about ‘standing shoulder-to-shoulder’ with allies, but I feel it is my turn to do likewise.

Mike Sivier of the Vox Political blog is standing for election on the 4th of May – May The Fourth Be With You tomorrow, Mike – as the Labour Party candidate for Llanbadarn Fawr council. Mike has recently come under attack from several directions over supposed ‘anti-Semitism’ in his work.

Now, although I am an atheist and, truth to tell, quite dismissive of religion, I am ethnically Jewish by birth. I would therefore always be keenly reluctant to defend, or associate in any way, with anybody who has an unapologetic history of anti-Semitism. Intermittently through my life, I have been the victim of anti-Semitic abuse myself. Therefore I would not wish to defend Mike if he had such a history. But I am very confident…

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