Despite all the evidence of antisemitism in the Labour Party, including during its Party Conference, Labour members gave a rapturous standing ovation to a speaker who told the assembled plenary that she has never witnessed antisemitism in the Party, denied it is a problem and insisted that Jeremy Corbyn is the “most anti-racist leader this Party has ever had”.
The speaker was Vanessa Stilwell, a member of Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL), the antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish organisation. Ms Stilwell is the wife of Glyn Secker, who is the Secretary of JVL. Mr Secker has said that Jewish organisations are “in the gutter” and “part of the problem”, and proposed a motion against measures to expel antisemites despite his record, which included a five-day period of suspension from the Party over antisemitism allegations.
The reaction of the audience reveals the depth of Labour’s antisemitism crisis and illustrates why the Party has utterly failed to tackle Jew-hatred. It is yet more evidence of the institutional antisemitism of the Labour Party.
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.
Over 55,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”