Lib Dem candidate apologises for tweets that appeared to compare Channel migrants’ experiences to Jewish prisoner at Auschwitz – as she campaigns Tory seat in North Shropshire By-Elect

  • Helen Morgan, Liberal Democrat and main opponent to the incumbent Conservatives
  • She wrote about her son’s experience of reading The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
  • Ms Morgan is going to try and overturn the Tory majority that has nearly 23,000










After The Mail on Sunday discovered social media posts that appeared to compare the experiences of Channel migrants with those of Auschwitz-era Jewish prisoners, a candidate for the North Shropshire By-Electoral has apologized.

Liberal Democrat Helen Morgan, who is the main challenger to the incumbent Conservatives, wrote on Twitter about her son’s experience of reading The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, in which the son of the camp commandant befriends a Jewish boy on the other side of the fence.

Ms Morgan, who is trying to overturn a Tory majority of nearly 23,000, said in September 2020: ‘He commented that the Nazis were only able to do such terrible things because they didn’t think their victims were people. He’s 11. 

A candidate in the forthcoming North Shropshire by-election has apologised after The Mail on Sunday uncovered social media posts appearing to liken the experience of Channel migrants to Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz. Pictured: Helen Morgan

The Mail on Sunday revealed that a North Shropshire candidate had posted social media links suggesting that Channel migrants were comparing to Auschwitz Jewish prisoner. Pictured: Helen Morgan

‘On Twitter this morning, there are people talking about cancelling their RNLI donations because they have picked up “illegals”. 

‘The language used every day in this country – by the Government, press and people with thousands of followers on social media – it’s nothing short of chilling. 

“We’ve travelled far too far on this road.” We urgently need to turn back.’

In the same thread, she liked a tweet by an unidentified user who claimed: ‘Having visited Auschwitz concentration camp in the recent past. 

‘It really brings home man’s inhumanity to man. Now on a daily basis the language and actions of the Conservative Party make me more and more concerned about the direction they are taking the UK and its people.’ 

Liberal Democrat Helen Morgan, who is the main challenger to the incumbent Conservatives, wrote on Twitter about her son’s experience of reading The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (above), in which the son of the camp commandant befriends a Jewish boy on the other side of the fence

Liberal Democrat Helen Morgan, who is the main challenger to the incumbent Conservatives, wrote on Twitter about her son’s experience of reading The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (above), in which the son of the camp commandant befriends a Jewish boy on the other side of the fence

After being approached by this newspaper yesterday about Ms Morgan’s comparison, a Liberal Democrat spokesman said: ‘Helen Morgan has taken down this tweet and apologises if any offence was caused.

‘She is passionate about standing up against this Conservative Government which is taking people in Shropshire for granted.’

Following a scandalous lobbying row, Owen Paterson, ex-Minister of Cabinet, resigned and forced the by-election to be held on December 16.

Latest polls in the area showed that the Tories ranked at 47.7%, followed by the Lib Dems at 37.8 percent and Labour at 10.5%.

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