Alison Chabloz has previously been locked up for saying ‘Hitler was right’
A woman has been jailed for changing an Oliver Twist song to include “grossly offensive” lyrics aimed at the Jewish religion. Alison Chabloz, who has previously been jailed for saying ‘Hitler was right’ in her blog posts, had rewritten the words of the well-known song ‘You’ve got to pick a pocket or two’ and posted the video online.
The 58-year-old podcast presenter from St John’s Wood had sung the words “You’ve got to shift a shackle or two”, which was in breach of a previous suspended sentence. Chabloz has a number of previous convictions for sending grossly offensive comments, after making anti-Semitic remarks on a US podcast which she promoted on a far-right social media website called Gab.
She had claimed that the song had been written from the perspective of Tommy Robinson, but this explanation was dismissed by the judge. It was noted that she had a history of displaying “hostility towards a religious group” after she was jailed last April for similar offences.
In 2018, she was handed a suspended sentence which was confirmed on appeal in 2019, after she sang songs calling the Holocaust “a bunch of lies” and referred to Auschwitz as a “theme park”. The former music teacher was convicted of three charges for posting offensive songs about the Holocaust, where she sang: “Was it just a bunch of lies? Seems that some intent to pull the wool over our eyes.”
She had claimed in her podcasts that Jewish parents were “indoctrinating their children that their grandparents were gassed because they were Jews”, which had turned their children into “maniacs”.
She returned for sentencing at Westminster Magistrates Court in April 2021 after she was found guilty of making six grossly offensive comments on the podcasts ‘The Graham Hart Show’ and ‘Realist Radio’. She argued that the Holocaust was used as an “eternal cash cow” and stated that Jews who did not confrom should be deported.
Chabloz, originally from Derbyshire, had also asserted that the gas chambers were not “homicidal” but had been used to save lives from “typhus epidemics”. Speaking in her defence, Adrian Davies said that her comments and past history had rendered her unemployable.
Sentencing her to 22 weeks in prison, District Judge Nina Tempia said: “My view is that you’d spent time and consideration on how to change the words to make it offensive. The offence is aggravated by hostility towards a religious group and I have to take into account your previous convictions for these kinds of offences.”
When asked if Chabloz could remain on bail pending an appeal hearing, the judge responded: “I’ve made my decision. This matter is so serious that only a custodial sentence is warranted.”