Petition for Sandra White MSP to resign following her racist tweet
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We, the undersigned, demand a full and proper apology, as well as the immediate resignation of Sandra White MSP following her endorsement of blatant racial bias towards Jews.
Sandra White, a member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Kelvin, retweeted a cartoon of piglets suckling a large pig with the word “Rothschild” written on it and showing a bank with a Star of David.
The smaller animals were emblazoned with flags of countries including Britain and Israel and also carried the words Al-Qaeda and Mossad.
The image had originally been posted from an account run by a man called Charles Frith, who has repeatedly posted antisemitic messages and images.
After the Jewish Chronicle brought the tweet to the SNP’s attention on Monday, a party spokesman said: “This tweet was re-tweeted in error and has been removed from Sandra White's account."
The nature of the apology is a painful reminder of how increasingly tolerated open expressions of antisemitism are; in any other profession, such blatant racism would likely lead to the sacking of the employee.
Her actions have also revealed an absolute unsuitability to lead the Cross-party group on Palestine, as following this endorsement of anti-Semitism, her neutrality in the matter is severely undermined.
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