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Lord Austin urges far-right to stay away from demonstration against anti-Semitism

A former Black Country MP has told far-right campaigners to stay away from a march against anti-Semitism. His comments came after right-wing activist Tommy Robinson urged his supporters to turn out.

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Ian Austin, who is a patron of the Campaign Against Antisemitism which is organising the event on November 26, said Mr Robinson and his supporters would not be welcome at the event.

The former MP for Dudley North, now cross-bench peer Lord Austin of Dudley, said people concerned about the welfare of Britain’s Jews wanted nothing to do with Mr Robinson’s activities.

In a message to Mr Robinson and his supporters, Lord Austin said: “Don’t come, You won’t be made welcome.

“Decent people don’t want to march with racists and extremists and violent thugs.”