Unite the Union adviser wears ‘victory for the Intifada’ T-shirt
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Unite the Union adviser wears ‘victory for the Intifada’ T-shirt

Activist Shelly Asquith, who is a former NUS vice-president, spotted wearing controversial top depicting an armed Palestinian militant

A political adviser to Britain’s largest union was this week seen wearing a T-shirt supporting ‘the Intifada’ and depicting an armed Palestinian militant.

Shelly Asquith, who now works for Unite the union, was formerly a vice-president at the National Union of Students (NUS), and was appointed as the student, youth and young trade unionists co-ordinator for Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign.

In the photo, which was posted to Twitter, the 27-year old is seen wearing a T-shirt showing a masked Palestinian aiming a slingshot, with wording that reads: “Victory for the Intifada.”

Asquith, from Essex, is a regular columnist for Labour List and describes herself as “an activist”. She previously suffered rape threats after she was featured in a Daily Mail front page story, in which she was described as “an agitator”.

The newspaper quoted her criticising anti-terror legislation, saying: “The government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values which is breaking the rule of law. Well, I think there are some laws that should be broken.”

Unite the union has been approached for comment.

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