Labour MP Ian Austin, who has prominently fought against antisemitism in the Party, has been told that he faces disciplinary proceedings over his angry comments over the Party’s steadfast refusal to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism, instead concocting its own version.
According to The Observer, Mr Austin was told that he faced disciplinary proceedings the day before an identical warning letter was sent by the Party to Dame Margaret Hodge, who is being investigated for calling Jeremy Corbyn an “antisemite and a racist”.
Mr Austin, whose adoptive parents were Jewish Holocaust refugees, is being investigated for “abusive conduct” after remonstrating with Labour Party Chairman Ian Lavery in Parliament. According to The Mail on Sunday, Mr Austin said that the Party’s refusal to adopt the definition was a “bloody disgrace” and that the Party had become “a sewer”. Like Dame Margaret, he has been warned that if he repeats the “behaviour” during the investigation, he may be suspended.
Campaign Against Antisemitism notes that after years of failing to deal with cases like that of Jackie Walker, the Labour Party seems to be moving fiercely to investigate critics from within its own ranks who have called it out over antisemitism.
The Jewish community has given the Labour Party every possible opportunity to veer from the path it is on, but in defiance of British Jews and even his own MPs, Jeremy Corbyn has doggedly dragged the once anti-racist Labour Party into the depths of racism. By trying to redefine antisemitism his way, Jeremy Corbyn has left no doubt that he is the leader of an antisemitic institution, and he is perfectly happy with that. The Labour Party should be abandoned by all decent people.