A caller who spouted anti-Semitic hatred across the airwaves for 13 minutes during a live BBC radio phone-in will not be prosecuted, the Metropolitan Police has said.
The man, who identified himself as “Andy from St. Margaret’s,” got through to BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman in December and ranted against “Zionist Jews” and “the Rothschilds” controlling industries such as finance and media.
Repeatedly challenged by Lederman, who is Jewish, the man claimed the UK was “ruled by Zionist Jews,” saying: “We are dominated by the Jews’ system, the financial Jewish system.”
He added: “The Rothschilds, the people who own the Bank of England, the people who own the Federal Reserve, they’re all Zionist Jews. They control the money, the money, finance… 80 percent of corporate America, of the media, is owned by Jews. And they’re Zionist Jews.”
Jewish communal leaders said it was “disgraceful” that the BBC should have let him repeat such anti-Semitic conspiracy theories for 13 minutes and demanded that the BBC let police trace the call.
But this week, hopes for a prosecution ended, with the Met Police saying: “After careful review of the facts the evidence did not support a prosecution and the investigation has now been closed.”