NJA calls for censure of Gary Lineker following Holocaust distortion comment

The National Jewish Assembly (NJA) demands that the BBC take action against Gary Lineker after he made a highly offensive comment erroneously likening the UK government’s migration policy to Nazi Germany.

Despite having been cautioned in the past against offering unwelcome and unsolicited political commentary, Lineker suggested that the UK government’s new policy towards migrants crossing the Channel was “immeasurably cruel” and employed “language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 30s.”

Lineker’s comments are especially concerning as they touch on the pernicious phenomena of historical revisionism and Holocaust distortion. The evils of Nazi Germany, and the current UK government’s migration policy, are in no way analogous.

The NJA urges Lineker against overstepping his remit and suggests that he instead sticks to his area of expertise: sports.

The NJA urges the BBC to censure Lineker for his comments, and take appropriate steps to ensure that he desists from making additional insensitive and offensive comments in the future.

For more information on the BBC’s complaints and grievances procedure, please follow this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/complaints/make-a-complaint

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