Corbyn’s warm-up act tweeted about the ‘N****r race’

Labour under fire after Bethany Barker, who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at the local election rally last month has been exposed for posting racist tweets

by Steven George-Hilley on 9 May 2017 16:01


Bethany Barker, Chair of Nottingham Labour Students Committee, has been forced to apologise for a posting a string of staggeringly offensive tweets about ethnic minorities, Muslims and Jews. In previously deleted tweets which have since been resurrected, Barker launches a tirade of abuse at other users on social networking site Twitter.

In one tweet she says, “I cooked Brandon chicken and rice, supporting the n****r race.” In another she says, “My dad said ‘I’m going to black myself up for my birthday tomorrow, and be a n****r for a day.”

In another tweet Barker says, “I hate bbc one, fucking cunts b***k fucking bitch I hate everyone #MayDay.”

In further posts she jokes about a ‘Jew Cap’ and says that Anders Behring Breivik, the murderer, should be ‘slaughtered by Muslims.’ 

Nottingham Labour students issued a statement saying:  “At 2.35pm we were made aware of a series of tweets which Bethany Barker had made on a deleted personal Twitter account, which were of a racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic nature from 2012-14.”

Barker followed with the below statement: “As some of you may have seen on Twitter, some screenshots have resurfaced about what have said in the past. I’m absolutely horrified and beyond disgusted about these tweets and they are in no representative of the views I hold now. I have no recollection of writing these tweets and I am unequivocally sorry for the shadow has been brought over our society because of it. These views are in no way with what I align with today and am beyond upset that I could ever say such things. This society has meant so much to me since started university and the Labour Party has been held so strongly in my heart since i've been part of it."

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