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British Jewish Journalist Trolled Online by Corbyn Supporters, Called ‘Zionist Shill’ After Flummoxing UK Labour Leader in Radio Interview

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UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A British Jewish journalist is being trolled online following a BBC radio interview on Tuesday in which Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was stumped by her questions about childcare policy.

Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s “Women’s Hour” program, Corbyn — who is seeking to upset Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party in next week’s parliamentary elections — was unable to provide host Emma Barnett with figures on the price of Labour’s free childcare plan.

“It will cost… it will obviously cost a lot to do so, we accept that,” Corbyn stammered, according to the BBC.

After the interview, Corbyn supporters attacked Barnett on social media, the Daily Mail reported.

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On Twitter, one commenter, Steven McNamara, called Barnett a “Zionist shill” and compared her looks to those of the Muppet character Miss Piggy.

Another Twitter commenter, Mary-Anne Penniman, questioned Barnett’s motives, writing, “You honestly think someone who routinely tows Israeli line this (sic) is an impartial and appropriate person to interview a left wing politician?”

In response to her critics, Barnett tweeted, “So abuse from @jeremycorbyn supporters begins. He didn’t know his figures plain & simple.”

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