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Review of the Year: COVID FOCUS –  Piers Corbyn arrested over leaflets which appeared to compare vaccines to the Holocaust

Piers Corbyn was arrested in February after leaflets were handed out which appeared to compare vaccines to the Holocaust.

Police had been urged to investigate the leaflets after they were posted through letterboxes in Southwark and Lambeth.

Seventy-three-year-old Corbyn, the elder brother of former Labour leader, Jeremy,  denied that the leaflets – which mocked up Auschwitz’s gates with the slogan ‘Vaccines are safe path to freedom’ – were antisemitic.

He said: “The idea we’re antisemitic in any way is completely absurd.

“I was married for 22 years to a Jewess and obviously her mother’s forebears fled the Baltic states just before the war because of Hitler or the Nazis in general.”

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