Leaflets have been distributed at the Labour Party Conference asserting that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have been “falsely” attacked as antisemitic, that the Labour antisemitism crisis is “fake” and that the statutory investigation opened by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) concerns “fake antisemitism”.
The EHRC investigation was launched on 28th May following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
The leaflets bear the branding of Labour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism (LAZIR) and depict a laser shattering the logo of the Jewish Labour Movement.
LAZIR is chaired by Pete Gregson, a Labour member from Scotland who was expelled from Momentum and from the GMB trade union and suspended from the Party after suggesting that the Holocaust was exaggerated and for abusive behaviour towards a female Jewish Labour member. It does not appear, however, that Mr Gregson has been expelled from Labour. Mr Gregson founded LAZIR during his suspension. It is unclear why Mr Gregson has been permitted to attend the Party Conference.
Over 55,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”