Hodge: Labour investigation made me think about treatment of Jews in 1930s

Margaret Hodge has slammed the Labour Party for opening a disciplinary investigation into her after she told Jeremy Corbyn he was anti-Semitic.

Speaking to Sky News she described the moment she found out she could be suspended as reminding her of “what it felt like to be a Jew in Germany in the 30s”.

Hodge said: “It felt almost as if they were coming for me. It’s rather difficult to define but there’s that fear and it reminded me of what my dad used to say.”

The Labour Leader has come under intense pressure after it emerged he reportedly laid a wreath an event in which Palestinian terrorists responsible for the 1972 Munich massacre were commemorated.

In response to Hodge’s comments a Labour spokesperson said: “Jeremy is determined to tackle antisemitism in the Labour party, so Jewish people feel it is a warm and welcoming home”.

Labour dropped the investigation into Hodge after the party has been embroiled in an anti-Semitism crisis.

More Labour MPs should speak out against the terrible way the party has treated Hodge.