"The British National Party has supported Margaret Hodge in calling for British-born families to take priority over immigrants in the queue for council homes.
They have seized on the Labour MP's comments as a vindication of its extremist policies. 'Labour MP Margaret Hodge deserves a word of compliment from the BNP for her efforts to raise the thorny issue of social housing for native Britons, an issue that has been in our manifesto for years,' the far right party says on its website. 'Britain is full and there is no more room for any economic migrants, whatever language they speak, what religion they practice and what they look like.'
And it talks about how Hodge has gifted the BNP a win-win situation. 'If native Britons and long-established immigrant families get preference to homes over recent arrivals then the BNP's position has not only been legitimised but fulfilled,' the BNP states. 'If on the other hand hopes are falsely raised by Mrs Hodge's comments and Labour fail to deliver, many more desperate families looking for a home of their own will be moving closer to considering voting BNP.'"
"Jewish historian Geoffrey Alderman recalled an anecdote about Jeremy Corbyn on 8 May. Back in 1987, the Labour leader successfully campaigned to stop property developers taking over a Jewish cemetery.
Fighting a Hodge-led council to save a Jewish cemetery
And it turns out that Margaret Hodge, who has smeared Corbyn as an antisemite, was leader of Islington Council at the time. Although Hodge’s personal view is unspecified, under her leadership the council approved “destroying the gravestones and digging-up and reburying the bodies” to build for-profit properties."