Emergency motion against Labour’s proposed changes to disciplinary rules on antisemitism was put forward by member previously suspended over antisemitism allegations
It has emerged that the figure behind an emergency motion at the Labour Party Conference against controversial new disciplinary rules on antisemitism previously said that Jewish organisations are “in the gutter” and “part of the problem” and was himself suspended from the Party.
Glyn Secker, the Secretary of the antisemitism-denial group and sham organisation, Jewish Voice for Labour, was previously suspended from the West Dulwich and Norwood Labour Party, but his suspension was lifted and he was able to attend the Party Conference and propose a motion as a member of the Lambeth and Southwark Unite Community union branch.
Under the proposed rules that Mr Secker opposes, panels of Labour’s National Executive Committee would have the power to expel members in disciplinary cases, particularly over antisemitism, whereas currently only the Party’s National Constitutional Committee can do so.
It is extraordinary that a Labour member previously suspended over antisemitism allegations has been able to propose a motion relating to antisemitism despite his record. This is yet another reminder of Labour’s institutional antisemitism and the total failure of its leadership to tackle the problem.
On 28th May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
In recent months, twelve MPs and three peers have resigned from the Labour Party over antisemitism, along with a large number of MEPs, councillors and members.
Over 55,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”