JEREMY Corbyn once criticised the teaching of British history in schools – because it encouraged racist stereotypes, it emerged.
The hard-left Labour veteran said there were clear links between teaching about national history and Islamophobia.
Jeremy Corbyn once criticised the teaching of British history in schools – because it encouraged racist stereotypes, it emerged
Writing in the communist newspaper Morning Star in 2006 he said: The teaching of national history, the growth of a sense of Britishness or any other kind of national ness inevitably brings out some very backward and racist stereotypes.
Mr Corbyn said teaching British history made it easy for the racists to hype up the alleged abnormality of Islam or any other non-European faith.
The Tories said the comments exposed Mr Corbyns sneering attitude towards Britains history and global standing.
And they said the comments were the latest in a long history of the Labour leader siding with Britains enemies.
In 2015 Mr Corbyn was condemned for refusing to sing the national anthem at a Battle of Britain memorial service.
He described the retaking of the Falklands Islands in 1982 as a Tory plot and refused to apologise for his links with the IRA.
And last year he refused to blame Russia for the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
Cabinet minister Michael Gove fumed: These comments once again show Jeremy Corbyns sneering attitude to our great country and how hes not fit to represent the British people.
Being British is something to be proud of, but from refusing to sing the national anthem to siding with Britains enemies Corbyn is always at odds with the values of Britain.
The choice in this election is clear. If you want someone who wont stand up for Britain vote Labour. If you want someone who will always put the British people first vote Conservative.