January 9, 2016
A man who called in to BBC radio made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.
The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “they are trying to control us more and more and more.
“They want to put a chip up our backsides … the elites, the ruling class, they want to put a ring through our noses, and a vizor for our horizons.”
When asked by Mr Lederman who he was talking about, he said: “The Rothschilds,” adding: “It’s not just about old money, it’s about the Zionists.
“We are dominated by the Jews’ system, the financial Jewish system. The Rothschilds, the people who own the Bank of England, the people who own the Federal Reserve, they’re all Zionist Jews.
“The people who own corporate America, the media, you’ll find if you just do a little bit of research, they’re all Zionist Jews. We are ruled by Zionist Jews.”
He said these accusations repeatedly during the 5:07am call, telling listeners: “They control the money, the money, finance – 80 per cent of corporate America, of the media, is owned by Jews. And they’re Zionist Jews.”
In the clip from December 22, posted on Campaign Against Antisemitism’s websitebut also available online through the BBC, Mr Lederman challenged the caller’s views but allowed the discussion to continue, even admitting: “I’m giving you more than I have done anyone,” referring to time spent on the air.
A BBC spokesperson said: “The aim of the programme is to discuss and debate issues raised by our listeners. This was a live phone in and the caller was challenged on his views throughout the conversation.”
As the spokesperson pointed out, following the interview reactions from other listeners were also broadcast, with one saying the caller was an “angry conspiracy theorist.”
The spokesperson explained that as of yet, the BBC has had no formal request from the police for the caller’s details.