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posted on 19/11/2020 10:35Re: <stirs the pot> - Gramsci.

"In 1987 the West London  Synagogue approached Islington Council with a startling proposal: to sell its original cemetery to property developers, destroying the gravestones and digging-up and reburying the bodies lying under them. This cemetery 7(dating from 1840) was not merely of great historic and architectural interest – in the view of orthodox Jews, the deliberate destruction of a cemetery is sacrilegious.

"7So when Islington Council granted the planning application, a Jewish-led and ultimately successful campaign was launched to have the decision reversed.

"I was part of that campaign. So was Jeremy Corbyn.

"Meanwhile, the then-leader of Islington Council (1982-92)7, whose decision to permit the destruction of the cemetery was eventually overturned, was none other than

"Margaret Hodge"

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