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 representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
There is talk in Labour that an unfavourable conclusion by the EHRC could lead to litigation and payouts to victims, which could cripple the Party’s already struggling finances.
Members of the Labour Party’s ruling body, the powerful National Executive Committee (NEC), have even made inquiries as to whether they might become financially liable if the Party’s finances went into the red. Party chiefs reportedly refused to provide sufficient clarity to allay the concerns.
In recent months, thirteen 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.”