Neil cut her off, and expressed anger "that you would dare to think what I would think about that because you have no knowledge of that at all."The host later took to Twitter to say that it was wrong of Harman "1) Even to tell that so called joke on live TV. 2) Claim I would like the joke. Appalling on both counts." Harman countered on social media with her original message, that "Anti-Semitic 'jokes/banter' perpetuate discrimination & hatred. No laughing matter."Simon Johnson, the chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, told the Guardian that "it doesn’t matter what the context, she should not have repeated this joke." Johnson said despite his admiration of Harman, her comments on live TV were "a staggering error of judgment."
Harriet Harman precedes anti-semitic joke with: "People like Andrew say these things are perfectly alright". What could go wrong? #bbctw pic.twitter.com/bMcWmi1p7G— Rob Howland (@HowlandRobin) November 3, 2017