CONSERVATIVE MP Suella Braverman has been criticised for using the phrase “cultural marxism” and pushing for an antisemitic theory at an event in Westminster yesterday (26).
Braverman told a meeting in central London that her party was engaged in “a fight against cultural Marxism.”
During a question and answer session after her speech, Braverman was asked if she stood by the term, considering its far-right connections.
She said: “Yes, I do believe we are in a battle against a cultural Marxism, as I said.
“We have culture evolving from the far left which has allowed the snuffing out of freedom of speech, freedom of thought. No one can get offended any more, we are living in a culture where we are putting everyone in cotton wool, a risk-averse mentality is now taking over.
“And that instinct for freedom, for risk-taking, for making mistakes, for innovation, for creativity, is being killed. And it’s absolutely damaging for our spirit as British people, and our genius, whether it’s for innovation and science, or culture and civilisation; whether it’s for statecraft.”
She added she was aware of “that ongoing creep of cultural Marxism which has come from (Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn.”
A Board of Deputies spokesperson said Braverman should clarify her remarks and should refrain from using the phrase in future.
“Suella Braverman MP may not have been aware of it, but the term ‘cultural Marxist’ has a history as an antisemitic trope,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.