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Labour sacks Lords leader for Hitler slur.

Byline: DAVE BURKE

LABOUR'S deputy leader in the Lords was sacked last night for comparing Jeremy Corbyn's leadership to "the last days of Hitler".

Baroness Hayter hit out at the party's handling of claims of anti-Semitism, and the party branded her words "contemptible".

In a meeting, Baroness Hayter spoke of "the film Bunker, about the last days of Hitler, where you stop receiving any information into the inner group, which suggests things are not going the way you want".

"That seems to be where we are at the moment - having the leadership in a bunker so they are not hearing views [or] evidence that is in conflict with what they are trying to do" Sacking her, the Labour Party said: "To compare the Labour leader and staff to the Nazi regime is contemptible, and grossly insensitive to Jewish staff."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 18, 2019
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