New Search

If you are not happy with the results below please do another search

1210 search results for: Labour Party

1

SNP MP meets with expelled Labour Party member

An MP for the Scottish National Party (SNP) is facing criticism for meeting with an activist previously embroiled in antisemitism allegations who was reportedly expelled by the Labour Party.  Tommy Sheppard, who represents Edinburgh East, is reported to have met with Pete Gregson, who was expelled from the pro-Corbyn pressure group Momentum and from the […]

3

Disbelief as former journalist Paul Mason appears on Labour Party’s longlist for Stretford and Urmston seat

Observers have reacted with disbelief after it emerged that the controversial former journalist Paul Mason is on the longlist to become the Labour Party’s candidate for Parliament in the Stretford and Urmston constituency. Mr Mason, a former Economics Editor of Newsnight and Channel 4 News, was a staunch backer of the antisemitic former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, opposed the former leader’s suspension from the Parliamentary Labour Party and has repeatedly called […]

8

Controversial councillor who joked about “Jew process” and was expelled from Labour Party now joins Greens

A controversial councillor infamous for joking about “Jew process” and who was expelled from the Labour Party has now been welcomed to the Green Party. Jo Bird, who re-joined the Labour Party in 2015 when Jeremy Corbyn was running for the Party’s leadership, has a long history of controversy relating to Jews, including renaming ‘due process’ in the Labour Party as “Jew process”, for […]

9

CAA publishes latest Antisemitism Barometer, showing detrimental impact of antisemitism surge, with British Jews also pointing fingers at criminal justice system, Labour Party, Green Party, universities and social media

Today, Campaign Against Antisemitism publishes our latest Antisemitism Barometer, comprising a survey of the British public’s views toward Jews and a poll of the Jewish community. The Barometer’s poll of the British public’s views towards Jews utilises the Generalised Antisemitism Scale. The survey was designed and analysed by Dr Daniel Allington of King’s College London, with […]

10

Labour Party antisemitism training uses mural defended by Jeremy Corbyn as example

It has been reported that a mandatory two-hour antisemitism training course delivered to Labour Party MPs and officials depicts the notorious mural that was defended by Jeremy Corbyn, the antisemitic former leader of the Party, as an example of antisemitism. In October 2012, Los Angeles-based street artist Mear One, painted a wall in London’s East […]

11

Today, as Labour Party is mandated by law to introduce semi-independent disciplinary process, CAA resubmits complaints against fifteen sitting Labour MPs including Angela Rayner

Today is a key monitoring date and sign-off point in the Labour Party’s Action Plan agreed with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The Action Plan came in the wake of the EHRC’s finding that Labour had unlawfully discriminated against Jewish people following an investigation in which Campaign Against Antisemitism was the complainant. Under the Action Plan, it is […]

13

Jo Bird and Pamela Fitzpatrick are expelled from the Labour Party as pro-Corbyn former MP Laura Pidcock seeks to challenge the purge

Controversial Labour figures Jo Bird and Pamela Fitzpatrick have been expelled from the Labour Party. Cllr Bird, who re-joined the Labour Party in 2015 when Jeremy Corbyn was running for the Party’s leadership, has a long history of controversy relating to Jews, including renaming ‘due process’ in the Labour Party as “Jew process”, for which she was suspended; supporting the expelled Labour activist and friend […]

14

JVL’s Graham Bash reportedly expelled from Labour Party

Graham Bash, the Political Officer of Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) and the partner of the antisemite Jackie Walker, has reportedly been expelled from the Labour Party. JVL is an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation. Mr Bash was accused in August in a Notice of Possible Auto-exclusion that he was facing automatic expulsion over alleged affiliation with Labour Against […]

15

JVL co-Chair expelled from Labour Party as antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation hosts yet another outrageous event at Labour conference

The co-Chair of Jewish Voice for Labour, an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation, has been expelled from the Labour Party and thrown out of its annual conference, where JVL was hosting yet another outrageous event. JVL claimed that Leah Levane was expelled “because she rightly said the Party has been cynically abusing antisemitism issues not to protect Jews but to make Labour a […]

16

Jewish delegates warned they may face heckling at Labour Party conference as antisemitism-deniers out in force

Jewish delegates have reportedly been warned that they may face heckling at this year’s Labour Party conference, which begins this weekend. The reports are particularly concerning given what has transpired at recent Labour conferences, for example in 2017 the historicity of the Holocaust appeared to be up for debate, in 2018 a Jewish Labour MP needed police protection, and in 2019 antisemitic posters […]

17

“Jew process” councillor and leading union boss reportedly receive warnings of auto-expulsion from Labour Party

A controversial councillor infamous for using the term “Jew process” and a leading union boss have reportedly received warnings of auto-expulsion from the Labour Party. Jo Bird, a councillor for the Bromborough Ward on Wirral Council, reportedly faces expulsion due to her alleged association with antisemitism-denial group Labour Against the Witchhunt, a faction that Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee […]

18

JVL’s Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi’s suspension from Labour Party is inexplicably lifted

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi has claimed that her suspension from the Labour Party has been lifted. Ms Wimborne-Idrissi is the Media Officer of Jewish Voice for Labour, an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation. She was also previously the Vice-Chair of Chingford and Woodford Green Constituency Labour Party (CLP) before reportedly being removed earlier this year. She was suspended from the Party, it is believed, following a rebellious meeting of her CLP […]

19

JVL’s Leah Levane and Jackie Walker’s partner Graham Bash threatened with automatic expulsion from Labour Party

Leah Levane and Graham Bash have both reportedly received Notices of Possible Auto-exclusion from the Labour Party. Ms Levane is a co-Chair of Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation. She is also a councillor at Hastings Borough Council, where she was reportedly the only councillor present at a vote to adopt […]

20

CAA applauds Labour Party councillors for apologising after ‘liking’ Facebook post comparing Tories to Hitler’s SS

Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds Labour Party councillors in Bassetlaw after they apologised for ‘liking’ a fellow councillor’s Facebook post which compared the Conservative Party to Adolf Hitler’s SS. The SS, the abbreviation of Schutzstaffel, was the leading paramilitary organisation under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Ian Ampleford, a Momentum activist, shared a Facebook post explaining […]

22

Labour Party reportedly investigating JVL’s Co-chair over comments on Newsnight

It was reported this week that the Labour Party is investigating Jenny Manson over comments she had made in an interview on BBC2’s Newsnight in November. Ms Manson is the Co-Chair of Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), the antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation. The interview began by discussing the antisemitic former Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s reaction […]

23

Tony Greenstein and Piers Corbyn make Nazi comparisons in speeches at far-left demonstration outside Labour Party HQ, in anticipation of significant NEC meeting

Nazi comparisons abounded at a far-left demonstration outside Labour Party headquarters earlier today, with support for the antisemitic former Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on show and several references to antisemitism as a “smear“ campaign made by participants. Among the speakers at the demonstration, which was observed by Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Demonstration and Monitoring Unit, were […]

24

Sir Keir Starmer to ban 1,000 far-left Labour Party members from “toxic” organisations

Sir Keir Starmer is reportedly set to ban 1,000 far-left Labour Party members active in four “toxic” fringe groups. Labour’s National Executive Committee, the Party’s ruling body, will be asked to disaffiliate the four organisations, including Labour Against the Witchhunt, a group that was set up to protest the expulsion of Labour members for alleged […]

25

Labour Party members Richard Burgon and Salma Yaqoob set to share platform with antisemitic suspended former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tonight

Labour Party MP Richard Burgon and prominent member and former candidate Salma Yaqoob are set to share a platform with the antisemitic former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at a demonstration in Bradford this evening. Mr Burgon, the former Shadow Justice Secretary and MP for Leeds East, is best known for having stated that “Zionism is the enemy of […]

27

JVL co-founder Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi removed from local Labour Party’s executive committee

It was reported earlier this week that Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi has been removed from Chingford and Woodford Green Constituency Labour Party’s (CLP) executive committee. Ms Wimborne-Idrissi, the co-founder and Media Officer of Jewish Voice for Labour, an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation, was serving as the Vice-Chair of Chingford and Woodford Green’s CLP. However, the recent elections for the […]

28

Jeremy Corbyn allies and Momentum supporters ousted at Hendon Constituency Labour Party executive committee elections

A Jewish woman has been elected as the Chair of Hendon Constituency Labour Party’s (CLP) executive committee, with supporters of both Jeremy Corbyn and Momentum being ousted from their positions. The shake-up that occurred resulted from Hendon CLP’s AGM this past Sunday. Hendon CLP’s leadership was previously a stronghold for Momentum, the grassroots organisation that […]

29

CAA reiterates call to expel Jeremy Corbyn after he again plays down antisemitism in the Labour Party and remains unrepentant

Jeremy Corbyn has again played down antisemitism during his tenure as Leader of the Labour Party. In an interview at the Cambridge Union, when asked about Luciana Berger being “hounded out” of the Labour Party due to antisemitism, he insisted that “Luciana was not hounded out of the Party; she unfortunately decided to resign from the Party”. Ms Berger […]

30

Disgraced Labour MP Naz Shah speaks at rally where calls were made to “lift the curse of the Jews off the Muslims in Palestine!”, in latest controversy to strain Labour Party’s relations with Jewish community

The disgraced Labour MP, Naz Shah, reportedly spoke at a rally where calls were made to “lift the curse of the Jews off the Muslims in Palestine!” Footage has become available of the rally, held in May in Ms Shah’s home town of Bradford, in which speakers appear to beseech G-d to “make us part […]

31

Peterborough’s Labour Party and Conservative Association rocked by allegations of antisemitism just days before local elections, resulting in suspensions

Several parliamentary candidates in Peterborough, belonging to both the Labour Party and the Conservative Party, have been accused of antisemitism, resulting in suspensions. It has been reported that in response to several candidates allegedly harbouring and sharing antisemitic videos and opinions, including that Sir Keir Starmer is under “Zionist control”, the Peterborough Constituency Labour Party […]

32

SNP candidate’s comment comparing Goebbels and the Labour Party’s political strategy in Scotland “diminish the meaning and memory of the Holocaust”

It has been revealed that a candidate for the Scottish National Party (SNP) posted a comment on Facebook comparing the Labour Party’s political strategy in Scotland to that of the Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Colm Merrick, the SNP candidate for Eastwood in Glasgow, the seat representing Scotland’s largest Jewish community, reportedly shared a post in […]

34

Serious questions for Labour Party after suspension lifted for two Haringey councillors with history of inflammatory comments

Serious questions are being raised over the Labour Party’s commitment to fighting antisemitism after two local councillors with histories of inflammatory comments have been readmitted to the Party. Cllr Noah Tucker of Haringey was exposed last year as having told Tottenham’s Constituency Labour Party to drop a “zero-tolerance” clause from an antisemitism motion that it […]

35

Tom Tugendhat MP says Shami Chakrabarti “only got her peerage because she cosied up and covered up antisemitism in the Labour Party”

Tom Tugendhat MP has asserted that Shami Chakrabarti “only got her peerage because she cosied up and covered up antisemitism in the Labour Party”. The Conservative MP and Chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee made the claim on BBC’s PoliticsLive yesterday, where he featured on a panel with Baroness Chakrabarti. He said: “It’s a […]

36

Jeremy Corbyn launches High Court bid to reverse his suspension from the Labour Party, while a separate court challenge against the EHRC’s devastating report goes nowhere

Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the Labour Party, has launched a bid in the High Court to overturn his suspension from Labour over remarks he made following the publication of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) devastating report into antisemitism in the Party. The first hearing, which took place earlier this week, related to the disclosure of […]

37

Concerns raised over prospect of Cllr Noah Tucker being reinstated to the Labour Party in March, despite history of troubling comments leading to his brief suspension

Concerns have been raised over the prospect of Cllr Noah Tucker being reinstated to the Labour Party in March, despite his history of troubling comments which led to his suspension in September 2020, and further reported comments since. The Haringey councillor was exposed last year as having told Tottenham’s Constituency Labour Party to drop a “zero-tolerance” clause from an […]

38

Labour Party fulfils first task under Action Plan with discrete Antisemitism Complaints holding page on website, but CAA to seek clarification over apparent error

Under the Action Plan published by the Labour Party in December 2020, the Party had pledged that “A new antisemitism complaints handling webpage will be uploaded by 31 December 2020”. The Party has fulfilled this requirement by publishing a discrete Antisemitism Complaints holding page on its website. The Action Plan was produced in response to the devastating report by the […]

39

JVL’s Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi reportedly suspended from Labour after rebellious meeting of her local Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party

It is being reported that Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi has been suspended from Labour pending an investigation after a rebellious meeting of her local Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party. Ms Wimborne-Idrissi is the Media Officer of Jewish Voice for Labour, an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation, as well as the Vice-Chair of Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party. The recent meeting reportedly featured speeches from both […]

40

Corbyn’s readmission by the Labour Party shows the Jewish community has been conned, and he must be resuspended immediately pending a real investigation into our complaint

In a shambolic development, Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party following a decision by a panel of Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC). Labour’s former leader was recently suspended from the Party after making inflammatory remarks about the report into Labour antisemitism by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the submission of a complaint […]

41

Corbyn suspension spurs confrontation between local Constituency Labour Parties and central Labour Party

The suspension of Jeremy Corbyn following the publication of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report into Labour antisemitism and the submission of a complaint against Mr Corbyn and other MPs by Campaign Against Antisemitism appears to have spurred a confrontation within the Party between several Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) and the Labour Party headquarters. Among the […]

42

CAA statement on the EHRC’s report on antisemitism in the Labour Party

Gideon Falter, Chief Executive of Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report is a groundbreaking document. It is the first ever finding by the EHRC of unlawful acts. It heavily criticises the Labour Party’s former leadership. It makes clear recommendations to ensure that there is zero tolerance of antisemitism in the […]

43

Background: The EHRC’s full statutory investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party, in which CAA is the complainant

Campaign Against Antisemitism first approached the EHRC at the time of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton in 2017. The conference was so rife with antisemitism that Brighton and Hove City Council’s then Labour leader, Warren Morgan, told his own Party that he would not permit use of Council premises for the conference again. Mr Morgan later resigned from […]

45

With multiple local councillors and a Party activist suspended by the Labour Party, in some cases over antisemitism, Sandwell Labour appears to have a serious problem

Another local councillor in Sandwell has been suspended by the Labour Party, joining several colleagues who have been suspended by the Party in recent months. At least one case – the most high-profile – involved alleged antisemitism, while reasons in the other cases have not been disclosed. Cllr Mohammed Yaseen Hussain is the third Labour councillor at […]

46

JVL-backed crowd-funder for “Labour Party members who have been caught up in the absurdities of Labour’s disciplinary processes” raises almost £30,000

A crowd-funder to cover the legal costs for “Labour Party members who have been caught up in the absurdities of [its] disciplinary processes” has raised almost £30,000. The crowd-funder is backed by the antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation, Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL). The crowd-funder was launched by a group called ‘Labour Activists 4 Justice’, which describes itself as “Labour Party […]

47

Pushback after Labour Party’s General Secretary warns local CLPs not to discuss EHRC investigation, settlement with Panorama whistleblowers or International Definition of Antisemitism

Several officeholders in Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) around the country have expressed their opposition to a call by the Party’s General-Secretary to local branches not to discuss sensitive issues, including several related to antisemitism. David Evans sent an email to the chairs and secretaries of CLPs with guidelines for how their online meetings should be conducted in […]

49

Exposed: Show Racism The Red Card CEO Ged Grebby’s persistent dismissal of Labour Party antisemitism despite his role heading charity meant to fight racism

The CEO of the charity Show Racism the Red Card is revealed to have a troubling social media history of belittling antisemitism in the Labour Party, whose antisemitic leader, Jeremy Corbyn, he openly backs. Ged Grebby’s Twitter history includes the following posts, demonstrating a pattern of downplaying anti-Jewish racism — precisely the opposite sentiment that […]

50

Labour Party expels member who claimed Jewish TV personality Rachel Riley “prostituted your religion” and was “poisoning the memory of your ancestors”

The Labour Party has expelled a member who claimed that the Jewish TV personality and anti-extremism campaigner, Rachel Riley, “prostituted your religion” and was “poisoning the memory of your ancestors”. Bob James, a Labour member from Wales, was suspended in March 2019 in connection with tweets about Ms Riley, including that “Judaism is a religion […]

51

Mayor Sadiq Khan pledges £300,000 from London to help preserve Auschwitz camp, though concerns remain over his role campaigning for antisemitic Labour Party leader

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has committed £300,000 from London to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation, which manages the site, in order “to help ensure that the horrors of the Holocaust are never forgotten.” The grant will reportedly support the preservation of the gas chambers, crematoria, barracks and other exhibits. The UK sends the most international […]

54

Labour Party MP, Dan Carden, Shadow International Development Secretary, reportedly changed lyrics of Beatles song “Hey Jude” to “Hey Jews”

Labour Party MP, Dan Carden, the Shadow International Development Secretary, reportedly changed the lyrics of the iconic Beatles song “Hey Jude” to “Hey Jews” on a late-night bus journey last year. BuzzFeed News revealed that Mr Carden, the MP for Liverpool Walton, who was a Junior Shadow Minister at the time, allegedly repeatedly sang the […]

55

Former MP and Minister Ivan Lewis blasts Labour Party as “institutionally racist”

The former Labour cabinet minister Ivan Lewis has hit out at his former party, calling it an “institutionally racist, antisemitic party” in an interview for the Jewish Telegraph podcast. In a blistering attack Mr Lewis warned that supporters of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn would be “facilitating an institutionally racist government if Corbyn got […]

59

David Miliband says he’ll stay in Labour Party as long as Dame Margaret Hodge does

David Miliband, the former Foreign Secretary and Labour MP, has said that he will remain a member of the Labour Party while Dame Margaret Hodge MP, who is also Jewish, does. Mr Miliband, a former Labour leadership contender, made the comments in a speech at Highgate Synagogue, saying Labour “has become a magnet for some […]

60

Labour Party fears bankruptcy over EHRC investigation launched following representations by CAA

Senior Labour figures have reportedly expressed concern that an adverse finding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in its investigation into antisemitism in Labour could result in the bankruptcy of the Party. On 28th May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal […]

61

Dame Louise Ellman MP quits Corbyn’s Labour, saying “We cannot allow him to do to the country what he has done to the Labour Party”

Louise Ellman MP has quit the Labour Party after 55 years of membership because she says that “Jeremy Corbyn is not fit to be Prime Minister” because he “spent three decades on the backbenches consorting with, and never confronting antisemites, Holocaust deniers and terrorists”, saying he has “attracted the support of too many antisemites”. She […]

62

Prime Minister condemns “antisemitic Marxists” at Labour Party Conference last week

In his Conservative Party Conference speech, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lambasted “the fratricidal antisemitic Marxists who were in Brighton [at the Labour Party Conference] last week.” Campaign Against Antisemitism reported multiple instances of antisemitism or concern over anti-Jewish abuse at the Labour Party Conference, and has warned that the Labour Party is now institutionally antisemitic. […]

63

Israel is a “racist endeavour”: just another day at the Labour Party Conference

Prof. Moshe Machover, the Labour activist and Holocaust revisionist who was expelled from the Party before being readmitted, was seen distributing pamphlets at Labour Party Conference comparing Israel to the Nazis, claiming that it is a “well established fact” that “Israel is a racist state”, describing the Jewish State a “racist endeavour” and calling for the […]

65

Antisemitic banner outside Labour Party Conference eventually removed by police

An antisemitic poster outside Labour Party Conference was allowed to remain by police before officers changed their mind and removed it. The poster — which was not officially connected to the Labour Party — depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu piloting a fighter jet labelled “the lobby” and yelling “antisemite! antisemite! antisemite!” at Labour leader […]

66

Labour Party decision to overrule its own staff and readmit Chris Williamson shows that Equality and Human Rights Commission is right to be acting on CAA’s referral

Chris Williamson’s suspension from the Labour Party has been lifted today by a three-person National Executive Committee (NEC) disciplinary panel. Mr Williamson was merely issued with a formal warning after being found to have breached the Party’s rules, despite Labour Party staff recommending that he instead be referred to the next stage of the Party’s […]

68

Equality and Human Rights Commission launches full statutory investigation into the Labour Party following complaint by CAA

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a full statutory investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant. The Commission’s investigation will evaluate the Labour Party’s handling of the many acts of antisemitic discrimination and victimisation detailed in the […]

69

Labour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism launches to drive “Zionism out of the Labour Party” and fight antisemitism, but not the “fraudulent” kind

A new campaign group, “Labour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism”, or LAZIR, has been set up to support Jeremy Corbyn and campaign for the International Definition of Antisemitism to be dropped and for the Jewish Labour Movement to be thrown out of the Labour Party. The group’s logo is a laser beam smashing the logo of […]

72

Jewish Labour Movement approves motion that Jeremy Corbyn is “unfit to be Prime Minister” after voting to remain affiliated to Labour Party

The Jewish Labour Movement, which has for almost 100 years been the collective body of Jewish Labour Party supporters, has approved a motion declaring that it has “no confidence” in Jeremy Corbyn and that he is “unfit to be Prime Minister”. However the Jewish Labour Movement has not decided to reopen the debate on disaffiliating […]

76

CAA honorary patron Ian Austin becomes eleventh MP in the past six months to quit the Labour Party over its institutional antisemitism

An honorary patron of Campaign Against Antisemitism, Ian Austin, has become the eleventh Labour MP to resign from the Labour Party in the past six months. Mr Austin’s resignation follows the departure of seven Labour MPs on Monday over antisemitism: Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey, […]

78

The fight from within the Labour Party has failed and we applaud the seven Labour MPs who have today drawn a line in the sand

Following years of torment for the Jewish community, there has been a significant departure of seven Labour MPs, Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker and Ann Coffey, from the Labour Party over antisemitism. Gideon Falter, Chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “The once fiercely anti-racist Labour Party has become institutionally […]

79

CAA submits legal arguments to Equality and Human Rights Commission calling for a full statutory investigation into illegal antisemitic discrimination and victimisation within the Labour Party

Campaign Against Antisemitism has submitted detailed evidence and legal arguments to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, urging the Commission to open a statutory investigation into discrimination against Jews and victimisation of those who oppose antisemitism within the Labour Party. Under section 20 of the Equality Act 2006, the Commission may open an investigation “if […]

80

Police open criminal investigation into secret internal Labour Party antisemitic hate dossier following report by CAA

The Metropolitan Police Service has now publicly disclosed that it has begun a criminal investigation over a secret internal dossier of Labour Party antisemitism, which was reported by Campaign Against Antisemitism to Commissioner Cressida Dick live on LBC radio. The dossier contains over eighty pages of antisemitic hatred by Labour Party members, including Holocaust denial […]

81

Police investigating secret Labour Party hate dossier after CAA Chairman reports hate crime to Cressida Dick live on LBC

The Metropolitan Police Service is investigating a secret hate dossier after Campaign Against Antisemitism Chairman Gideon Falter reported it to Commissioner Cressida Dick live on air. LBC’s Political Editor, Theo Usherwood, revealed live on the Nick Ferrari show this morning that LBC had obtained and investigated a secret leaked dossier of cases that had been […]

83

CAA adds Jeremy Corbyn’s Muslim Brotherhood salute to its latest complaint to the Labour Party

A photograph has emerged of Jeremy Corbyn performing the Muslim Brotherhood salute. According to The Daily Telegraph, Mr Corbyn performed the so-called Rabbi’ah sign during a visit to Finsbury Park Mosque in London. A Government report on the Muslim Brotherhood published in 2015 found that it was linked to Hamas, that “Senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood routinely use […]

84

Chair of Labour Party’s Disciplinary Panel demonstrates how corroded the Party’s institutions have become, claiming “elite” is conspiring against Jeremy Corbyn with “false allegations”

Claudia Webbe, the Chair of the Labour Party’s Disciplinary Panel has tweeted a claim that the “combined machinery of state, political and mainstream elite” are conspiring to smear Jeremy Corbyn with “false allegations”. Ms Webbe, who previously defended Ken Livingstone after he compared a Jewish journalist to a concentration camp guard, took to Twitter to claim […]

85

Labour Party’s General Secretary cancels meeting of antisemitism working group because group members had gone on holiday

A scheduled meeting of the Labour Party’s antisemitism working group has been cancelled by the Party’s General Secretary, Jennie Formby. Despite having been instructed by Jeremy Corbyn to make tackling antisemitism her “first priority”, Ms Formby contacted the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to cancel the scheduled meeting of the Momentum-dominated working group, which was supposed […]

86

Humiliating capitulation as Labour Party drops demand for an apology and discontinues attempt to purge Dame Margaret Hodge for calling Jeremy Corbyn an “antisemite”

The Labour Party has been forced into a humiliating capitulation by Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, who the Party had attempted to discipline for calling Jeremy Corbyn “an antisemitic racist”. The Party shocked many when it launched disciplinary action against Dame Margaret for remonstrating with Mr Corbyn after his National Executive Committee refused to adopt the International […]

87

CAA refers Labour Party to Equality Commission and issues new complaint against Jeremy Corbyn over “Holocaust religion” event and “hand of Israel” comments

Campaign Against Antisemitism has today written to the Labour Party issuing a disciplinary complaint against Jeremy Corbyn. We have also referred the Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission over discrimination and victimisation in the Party. Our complaint against Mr Corbyn relates to an event he chaired on Holocaust Memorial Day in 2010 which […]

88

LGBT Labour National Committee adopts International Definition of Antisemitism and demands that the Labour Party does the same

In an act of solidarity, the LGBT Labour National Committee today resolved to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism and called upon the Labour Party to do the same. The Committee also voted for its members to be trained on how to spot antisemitism by Jewish Labour activists. Campaign Against Antisemitism welcomes this show of solidarity. Today […]

89

Joe Glasman, CAA’s Head of Political and Government Investigations recounts an encounter with an antisemitic thug, and how it relates to the Labour Party

The following article was published in the Jewish News. Last Thursday, I had a glimpse into the future of British Jewry under a Labour Government. It wasn’t pleasant. It relates to what was a relatively minor incident of anti-Semitic abuse I had witnessed, but of the kind the significance of which dawns hours afterwards. The […]

91

Decent people should now abandon the Labour Party after its National Executive Committee refuses to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Labour Party has responded to the Jewish community and MP’s demands that it accept International Definition of Antisemitism by adopting its own rewritten definition of antisemitism, according to initial reports. It is for the Jewish community to define antisemitism. We have been consistent and clear in demanding that the Labour […]

92

Parliamentary Labour Party votes to adopt International Definition of Antisemitism in full, in defiance of Jeremy Corbyn’s allies’ attempts to rewrite it

Labour Party backbenchers have led a successful rebellion against Jeremy Corbyn’s allies by adopting in full the International Definition of Antisemitism within the Parliamentary Labour Party, though the vote does not bind the Labour Party as a whole. The Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) had rewritten the definition in a long-planned attempt to avoid having […]

93

CAA makes direct appeal to Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters for evidence of antisemitism in all political parties

In a video message which Campaign Against Antisemitism has aimed squarely at the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters, Joseph Glasman, our Head of Political and Government Investigations, has appealed for their help in finding evidence of antisemitism in other political parties. The video follows Campaign Against Antisemitism’s appeal to the chairs and presidents of all […]

94

The Labour Party’s rejection of the International Definition of Antisemitism was long-planned

Nearly two months ago, Campaign Against Antisemitism called out the Labour Party’s intention to reject the International Definition of Antisemitism. By analysing the seemingly positive letter and article published by Jeremy Corbyn in April, observing what was omitted, and noting Andrew Gwynne MP’s contemporaneous comments on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, we identified Labour’s disingenuous […]

96

Jeremy Corbyn expresses sadness as Ken Livingstone resigns from the Labour Party

Ken Livingstone has declared his intention to resign his membership of the Labour Party, saying that the ongoing processes of disciplining him after he stated that Hitler “was supporting Zionism” was a “distraction”. In response, Jeremy Corbyn expressed sympathy, stating that he was “sad”. For two long years, Mr Corbyn has hidden behind the fig-leaf of ‘due […]

97

The Labour Party’s promise to cast aside the International Definition of Antisemitism and come up with its own better version is a further insult to the Jewish community

Those who are careful readers of the Labour Party’s attitudes to the Jewish community will be aware that far from positioning themselves to resolve their self-made antisemitism crisis, the Party’s leadership has avoided punishing the loyal antisemites in their midst, and betrayed at every turn a deep reluctance to challenge the far-left worldview that is […]

98

Labour Party National Executive Committee working group on antisemitism invites Jewish Labour group to meeting and then refuses to let them in

The Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has invited prominent Jewish members of the Party to a meeting of its working group on antisemitism, only to refuse to let them in. The farcical scene saw the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) being told that its leaders were invited by the working group “to attend their next meeting and […]

99

CAA’s next moves on antisemitism in the Labour Party

At our demonstration outside Labour Party Head Office on 8th April, we asked you whether we should return if there was no meaningful progress, and we tentatively set a date of 13th May, this Sunday. Since then there has been continued bad news from the Party, and the meeting between Jeremy Corbyn, the Board of […]

100

It’s not easy to keep track of what the Labour Party and Momentum say constitutes antisemitism

Campaign Against Antisemitism tries to keep track of what each political party defines as antisemitism. Whilst most mainstream parties now use the International Definition of Antisemitism, the Labour Party’s stance has become increasing convoluted. Following the Government’s lead, in December 2016, the Labour Party stated that it had adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism. A […]