Lord Mann, the Government’s Independent Advisor on Antisemitism, announced that he intends to launch an investigation into The Canary and other hard Left websites in relation to the rise in antisemitism.
The peer wrote on Twitter on Friday morning: “I can this morning announce that as government advisor on antisemitism that I will be instigating an investigation this January into the role of the Canary and other websites in the growth of antisemitism in the United Kingdom.”
He was responding to a tweet by The Canary’s editor accusing a Jewish Guardian columnist of “manufacturing” the result of the general election. Its editor has been a staunch defender of the Labour leadership and disgraced MP, Chris Williamson.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Antisemitism Barometer 2019 showed that antisemitism on the far-left of British politics has surpassed that of the far-right.