Conservative activists who scrawled Jude on their skin and donned Hitler moustaches have been condemned for “vile anti-Semitism” on social media.
A photo posted on Facebook from the university society in Plymouth showed students from a Conservative group wearing T-shirts crawled with graffiti, including one stating, “F*** the NHS”, The Mirror revealed today.
Another looks like he is sporting a Hitler-style moustache, while a friend appears to be making a hand gesture used by white supremacists.
The photo has been met with widespread disapproval on social media with Owen Jones calling on Conservative leadership to condemn it immediately.
He said: “This is straightforward vile anti-Semitism. Theresa May has to condemn this, now, or everything she’s said about anti-Semitism means nothing”.
These Tories with a Hitler moustache and t-shirts scrawled with ‘ENOCH WAS RIGHT’ and ‘FUCK THE NHS’ are the sorts of activists who will decide who the next Tory Prime Minister is pic.twitter.com/KzF6CilZBp— Owen Jones? (@OwenJones84) October 3, 2018
Local Labour MP Luke Pollard said the students “brought shame on themselves”.
He added: “Hitler moustaches, the slogans on their clothing, the hate and the white power symbols should not be acceptable in mainstream politics.”
Conservative Party HQ launched an immediate investigation and announced it would suspend any party members involved.
A Conservative party spokesman said “We are investigating and will suspend those people identified as members of the party.”
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