Jonathan Coulter, a former editor of the Liberal Democrats Friends of Palestine newsletter, reportedly declared at a non-Party event earlier this month that “fake antisemitism campaign against Labour is the worst single episode of misinformation I have ever witnessed”.
He also referenced “antisemitism smears” in a similar connection, repeating a popular trope that has been at the centre of Labour’s scandal institutional racism against Jews.
A spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats reportedly said: “The Party has received a complaint and in line with our processes an independent investigation has been opened.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Antisemitism Barometer 2019 showed that antisemitism on the far-left of British politics has surpassed that of the far-right.
Campaign Against Antisemitism advocates for zero tolerance of antisemitism in public life. To that end we monitor all political parties and strive to ensure that any cases of concern are properly addressed.