Nick Robinson is a Momentum member & activist and community radio manager from Loughton in Essex with a history of sharing anti-Semitic and conspiratorial anti-Zionist material on social media. On his Facebook page he shared an image of a mass of people being crushed by a hand marked with the Star of David, along with the quote “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize” (screenshot 1). The quote is falsely attributed to Voltaire, but actually comes from Kevin Alfred Strom, an American Holocaust denier who is managing director of National Vanguard, a neo-Nazi group (he’s also a convicted paedophile so – all in all – probably not a particularly nice chap). When Robinson was challenged by another Facebook user who described the post as “actually nazi style” Robinson defended himself by claiming that “organised forces largely within Labour Friends of Israel are wilfully creating narratives to destabilise leadership within the Labour Party” (screenshot 2).
Robinson has also described London Mayor Sadiq Khan as a “Zionist establishment stooge” (screenshot 3) and a shared a piece again claiming that Khan is a Zionist and adding that the Labour Friends of Israel “are trying to ruin Corbyn” (screenshot 4).
Robinson is active within Momentum’s Epping Forest branch and even appears in their promotional material (screenshot 5). We’re told by Twitter user @GnasherJew, who alerted us to this story, that Robinson has been reported to Momentum for anti-Semitism but thus far no action appears to have been taken. It will be interesting to see, given Momentum’s stated commitment to combating anti-Semitism, whether this continues to be the case.
Screenshot 2 – “actually nazi style”:
Screenshot 3 – “Zionist establishment stooge”:
Screenshot 4 – “friends of Israel group are trying to ruin Corbyn”:
Screenshot 5 – promotional material from Momentum’s Epping Forest. Robinson is the man on the left of the front row wearing a red shirt:
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