|Franco & Hitler in 1940|
Tuesday 15 September 2015
Brian Coleman admits to being admirer of anti semitic Fascist Dictator
Over the years, Brian Coleman has received massive support from members of the local Jewish community in his political career. They have long seen Coleman as a friend and someone who was an unswerving ally and someone who could be relied upon to oppose anti semitism in all its various guises. I do therefore wonder just how they will feel about Coleman issuing the following tweet.
@RossSHouston I have always been rather a Franco admirer !
@RichardJMurphy There wasn't much wrong with Franco except his attempts to bully Gibraltar
For those who are unaware, General Franco was a Fascist dictator who ruled Spain from 1939 to 1975. Franco was a big ally of the German NAZI regime. He received material assistance from Adolf Hitler in the Spanish civil war, with the German airforce bombing the left wing opponents of Franco. Franco organised 18,000 Spaniards to fight alongside German forces in WWII and even compiled lists of Jewish Spaniards in 1941 for the Nazi authorities. His government described Jewish people as "that infamous race". Franco hated Jews, in the 1937 ceasefire document in the Spanish Civil war Franco stated