With a Texas school district under fire for telling teachers to offer an “opposing view” to books about the Holocaust, a former British opposition leader has stepped in to save the day.
Jeremy Corbyn, who led the UK’s Labour Party from 2015 to 2020, said that he has flown out to Texas and begun work on a series of books with opposing views of those documenting the genocide of European Jews during World War II.
“Believe me, the last thing I wanted to do was spend the next six months to a year writing about how great a guy Hitler was, or how the Jews were really the ones to blame,” Corbyn told The Mideast Beast. “But if the Carroll Independent School District of Southlake, Texas needs me, then I will answer the call.”
Texas administrators were confused by Corbyn’s offer, calling his services unnecessary and saying the initial call for opposing views was based on a misunderstanding.
“We never asked for Jeremy’s help but he just keeps calling us non-stop,” said Gina Peddy, executive director of curriculum and instruction for the district. “Every day he’s leaving me messages asking, ‘How many books do you need? Should they say that the Holocaust was good, or just that it never happened? Do you need an opposing view on Kristallnacht too? He just won’t leave it alone.”
As of press time, Corbyn had also agreed to pen opposing views on the Spanish Inquisition, the Russian pogroms, and the September 11 attacks.