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Labour suspends Councillor Damien Enticott who protests that social media posts calling for Jews to be exterminated were put there by hackers

The Labour Party has suspended a serving Councillor for the Hatherleigh Ward in Bognor Regis, after posts calling for Jews to be executed and praising Adolf Hitler were found on his Facebook account. Councillor Damien Enticott claimed that hackers had put the posts there. In one, an image was posted claiming that as part of a […]

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Labour’s purge continues, as Ian Austin MP faces disciplinary proceedings over his angry opposition to antisemitism in the Party

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 […]

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CAA calls for independent disciplinary process at the Labour Party as Jeremy Corbyn’s new antisemitism czar lashes out at CAA

With the appointment of Gordon Nardell QC as his antisemitism czar, Jeremy Corbyn has once again demonstrated that he cannot be trusted to rid the Labour Party of the toxic antisemitic culture that has engulfed it under his leadership. Mr Nardell was recently announced as the person in charge of overseeing Labour’s disciplinary process on […]

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Jeremy Corbyn sends Martha Osamor to join Shami Chakrabarti in the House of Lords despite her defence of Labour figures accused of antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn has decided to nominate Martha Osamor to become a life peer, despite her vociferous defence of Labour figures suspended or expelled over antisemitism allegations, including Ken Livingstone, Jackie Walker and Tony Greenstein. In one letter unearthed by political blog Guido Fawkes, Ms Osamor, 75, said that Naz Shah’s demand that Israelis be transported to the […]

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CAA calls for Chris Williamson MP to have the whip withdrawn after he backs expelled activist Marc Wadsworth

Chris Williamson, a Labour MP and a member of the Shadow Cabinet until January, has thrown his weight behind expelled Labour Party activist Marc Wadsworth in reaction to his expulsion. Writing on Facebook, Mr Williamson declared: “I am astonished by the National Constitutional Committee’s (NCC) perverse determination of Marc Wadsworth’s case. It flies in the face […]

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Why the so-called Jewish Voice for Labour is a sham

On Wednesday last week, an organisation calling itself Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) held a meeting in Manchester, with a speech from co-founder Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi as the main attraction. As the organisation’s chair, Jenny Manson, has admitted, JVL was founded in order “to tackle allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party”. It shares much of […]

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Jeremy Corbyn’s article in the Evening Standard is doublespeak for apologising whilst injecting more venom

Having come under intense criticism over antisemitism in the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn’s article in the Evening Standard on Tuesday attempted to defuse the criticism by admitting the problem and apologising for it. In the article, Mr Corbyn set out his position on what constitutes antisemitism as well as some of his proposals for addressing it, but despite […]

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Administrator of antisemitic “Palestine Live” Facebook group was not an “acquaintance” of Jeremy Corbyn but a close friend who repeatedly propagated extreme antisemitism

Last week, Jeremy Corbyn was exposed as being a member of a deeply antisemitic Facebook group in which he participated for two years. Now, damning new evidence made available to Campaign Against Antisemitism proves that Mr Corbyn or his team were demonstrably lying when, as was reported in The Guardian they had said that his […]

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Labour MPs Naz Shah, Chris Williamson and Clive Lewis must explain why they attended event organised by members suspended over antisemitism claims

Three Labour MPs, including the Shadow Treasury Minister, have attended an event in Westminster organised by suspended party members accused of antisemitism, the JC has reported. The event was the launch of the Grassroots Black Left (GBL) group, aimed at revitalising black and ethnic minority participation in left wing politics, however the launch was organised by Labour Against […]

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Tony Greenstein is expelled by the Labour Party, but hundreds of cases are long overdue

Labour activist and Palestine Solidarity Campaign founder Tony Greenstein has been expelled from the Labour Party following a lengthy disciplinary process. Mr Greenstein has been expelled from the Party once before but he was allowed to rejoin. A Labour Party spokesperson said: “The National Constitutional Committee (NCC) of the Labour Party has today found that […]

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CAA reveals author and Labour Party activist Daniel Waterman said wearing a Jewish skullcap or star of David is like waving a Nazi flag

We can reveal that author, locksmith, Labour Party member and Momentum activist Daniel Waterman has, for a number of years, been making extensive use of Facebook, posting under the pseudonym “Dolong B Blavats”. As long ago as August 2014, Mr Waterman claimed that “compulsive” behaviour related to the Holocaust was “causing Israelis to behave like […]

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Why did CAA and Jewish organisations around the world criticise Jeremy Corbyn for not mentioning Jews in his initial Holocaust memorial message when others did the same?

When Jeremy Corbyn wrote a statement in the Holocaust Educational Trust memorial book which omitted any mention of Jews and antisemitism, Campaign Against Antisemitism and a number of other Jewish organisations around the world, such as the Anti-Defamation League, condemned him. We were astounded that Mr Corbyn had followed in the footsteps of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in […]

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Labour Party’s shortlisted parliamentary candidate for Hastings and Rye dropped over Facebook posts claiming Holocaust victims “died with dignity” and Palestine is new Warsaw Ghetto

The Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Hastings and Rye, Michelle Harris, has been dropped from the local Labour Party’s shortlist of candidates following a furore on Twitter about her social media posts. Ms Harris, who is a barrister at London-based law firm One Pump Court, is said to have shared a number of offensive […]

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Local Labour Party meeting reportedly totally failed to react to claim that reason “there are prostitutes in this ward is because of the Jews”

A Sunday Times exposé has revealed that a meeting of the Seven Sisters branch of the Labour Party in London failed to react in any way when one of its activists claimed that “The only reason there are prostitutes in this ward is because of the Jews.” According to the Labour Party member who made the […]

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Labour Against the Witch-Hunt expels member over antisemitism, prompting formation of group against antisemitism witch-hunt within Labour Against the Witch-Hunt

In a strange twist of events, a group set up to protest the expulsion of Labour members for alleged antisemitism has begun expelling members for, antisemitism. Labour Against the Witch-Hunt (LAW) was launched in October 2017 as a group protesting expulsion of Labour party members following antisemitism claims. It swiftly won the support of the […]

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Labour campaigner Daniel Harris reportedly suspended after posting video of councillors wearing Jewish prayer shawls and hats

Daniel Harris, a Labour Party housing campaigner in Brighton and Hove, has reportedly been suspended from the party pending an investigation after posting a Chanukah video on Facebook into which he allegedly added the faces of council leader Warren Morgan and his colleagues, Anne Meadows and Caroline Penn. They are seen wearing the tallit, the […]

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Scott Nelson who was “removed” from the Labour Party following tweets about “Jewish companies” tells CAA he can apply to rejoin “whether you like it or not”

Scott Nelson, a Labour Party activist with almost 50,000 followers on Twitter, was reportedly “removed” from the Labour Party over a series of tweets about “Jewish companies” in 2015, but he has now told Campaign Against Antisemitism that he can apply to rejoin the Party “whether you like it or not”. In a conversation on Twitter […]

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Pensioner fined £250 for third offence of sending over 150 harassing letters, including references to “Zionist Jews” being a “death cult” and claiming they will “get us all killed”

James Evans, a 70-year-old pensioner from Worcester, has been fined for harassing Worcester MP Robin Walker after writing him over 150 letters which included references to “Zionist Jews” being a “death cult” and claims that they will “get us all killed in the Third World War.” He also said the Jews were “not a race.” […]

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We welcome new rules passed by Labour Party Conference to make it easier to expel antisemites, but now the Party must walk the walk, not just talk the talk

With great reluctance, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has just passed a motion allowing greater sanctions against antisemites in its ranks. However, this welcome change will prove meaningless unless the Party rejects those parts of the whitewash Chakrabarti report that allow for a veil of secrecy to be drawn over all disciplinary proceedings: at present, the Labour […]

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Beinazir Lasharie, who reportedly linked Zionists to ISIS, appointed Deputy Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea to help “rebuild trust with residents”

Councillor Beinazir Lasharie, who reportedly said that “I’ve seen compelling evidence that links Zionists to ISIS” has been appointed Deputy Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea “to help the Council rebuild trust with residents following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.” In February 2015, Councillor Lasharie reportedly posted a video on Facebook entitled: “ISIS: Israeli Secret Intelligence […]

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Chris Williamson MP must apologise and withdraw his claim that antisemitism allegations against Labour are “bulls***” and “dirty tricks”

For some time, it has been undeniable that the Labour Party has lost its status as an anti-racist organisation. Following the Party’s failure to expel Ken Livingstone a full year after his statements claiming that Hitler supported Zionism, 107 of its MPs felt moved to sign a statement declaring: “We stand with the Jewish community […]

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CAA writes to Sajid Javid after review of evidence from Palestine Expo finds concerns over antisemitism and extremism were well founded

Campaign Against Antisemitism has now analysed a large volume of evidence captured by the brave volunteers of our Demonstration and Event Monitoring Unit who attended Palestine Expo earlier this month, and also evidence from members of the public who sent us videos us or posted them on social media. Palestine Expo 2017 was held on […]

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Three months after 107 Labour MPs issued an ultimatum to expel Livingstone, the Labour Party remains a dystopia for Jews

The Jewish Community stands at a key moment in its history as a minority community living in the United Kingdom. Though after the Second World War it might have expected a certain low-level of antisemitism to rumble on — particularly on the far-right, among neo-Nazis — it did not expect antisemitism to make the leap […]

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Melanie Melvin leaves Labour after claiming “Sarin gassing was filmed by the BBC at Pinewood on the orders of Mrs May and the Israeli lobby”

Labour activist, Melanie Melvin, who was elected Women’s Officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour Party earlier this year, has reportedly left the Labour Party after antisemitic tweets allegedly appeared on her Twitter account. According to a report in the JC, “Labour has confirmed that an activist who sent anti-Israel and anti-Jewish tweets is no […]

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“Dorset Eye” community website used as cover to spread antisemitic hate

Articles defending Ken Livingstone and Jackie Walker’s antisemitic comments and accusing Israel of becoming a “Nazi state” have been posted on the Dorset Eye, a supposed community-friendly website and online magazine which includes sections on “Parenting and Children”, “Older People”, “Wildlife” and “Anti-racism”. The website, founded by Jason and Debbie Cridland, poses as a community resource […]

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Labour Council candidate Mike Sivier defends far-left antisemites and quotes far-right Holocaust denier

Mike Sivier is a freelance journalist based in Llanindrod Wells, Mid Wales. He writes a blog called Vox Political as well as having a Facebook and Twitter feed. He is standing as a Labour Party candidate for Radnorshire and Builth Wells in the upcoming elections to Powys County Council. He enthusiastically supports the hard ‘Corbynite’ […]

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Labour candidate Terry Couchman reportedly suspended for posts attacking “ZioNazi Final Solution” and “Jewish Organisations”

Terry Couchman, a Labour Party candidate for the Lyneham Ward in Wiltshire, appears to have been suspended by the Party over alleged antisemitic tweets and Facebook posts, including repeated references to “ZioNazis”. Before setting his Twitter account to keep his tweets private temporarily, an account using his name tweeted: “Suspended by the Labour Party for criticisms of ZioNazis. To minimise […]

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Ken Livingstone is not alone, as shown by thousands of supporters on social media blurring the lines between far-left and far-right

The decision not to expel Ken Livingstone from the Labour Party has unleashed a tirade of antisemitism on many Labour-affiliated Facebook pages from Livingstone’s apologists and supporters who have jumped to his defence. Far from being alone, Ken Livingstone is just the tip of the iceberg. His beliefs are shared by thousands of supporters, whose views are even […]

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Councillor suspended by Labour after performing Nazi salute in budget debate

Councillor Jonny Morris, 49, a Labour Party Councillor on Plymouth City Council, has been suspended from the Labour Party after he was caught on camera giving a Nazi salute during a budget meeting in Devon. Councillor Tudor Evans, leader of the Plymouth Labour group, confirmed that Councillor Morris had been suspended while the matter was investigated. He said […]

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Tony Greenstein’s attempt to shut down Campaign Against Antisemitism showcases the similarities between far-left and far-right

When Baroness Tonge opens her mouth to speak on a subject involving Jews, then it is near-guaranteed that her utterances will cause offence. Her track record, from invoking the blood libel to hosting an event in Parliament where Jews were blamed for the Holocaust, is without parallel for a peer, and has earned her — along […]

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Week two report card for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign following our Bigots for Palestine report

Following the release of our Bigots for Palestine report, which found rampant antisemitism on the Facebook page of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), PSC has improved the moderation of its Facebook page, but our questions about institutional Jew-hatred at the organisation have deepened. Last week, our Online Monitoring Unit identified up 17 antisemitic comments on PSC’s Facebook page. All were removed […]

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Racist Labour councillor resigns from Council to avoid CAA disciplinary complaint, but not a single word uttered by the Labour Party

John Clarke, a Labour Councillor and Chairman of Black Notley Parish Council in Essex, who was a parliamentary candidate for Labour in 2015, has tendered his resignation as a councillor after Campaign Against Antisemitism exposed him as a vicious and vile antisemite and instigated disciplinary proceedings with the District Council. Mr Clarke had written a comment on Facebook berating Holocaust victims for ‘not […]

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Week one report card for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign following our Bigots for Palestine report

In response to our Bigots for Palestine report, which found rampant antisemitism on the Facebook page of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), the PSC issued an evasive statement. Whilst it describes antisemitism as “abhorrent”, we find the statement weak and evasive because: It conflates antisemitism with Islamophobia. Our Online Monitoring Unit found no instances of Islamophobia on PSC’s Facebook page. […]

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Racist Labour’s Councillor Clarke found berating Holocaust victims for not fighting back

John Clarke, a Labour Councillor and Chairman of Black Notley Parish Council in Essex, who was a parliamentary candidate for Labour in 2015, has been found to have posted a comment on Facebook berating Holocaust victims for ‘not fighting back’. Despite being an unarmed civilian population facing the might of Nazi Germany’s genocidal forces, Jews famously did mount fierce rebellions and […]

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Today in racist Labour, a Councillor tweets that “antisemite smear” is being used to “expand their power base”

John Clarke, a Labour Councillor and Chairman of Black Notley Parish Council in Essex, has tweeted an image claiming that the Rothschild family, a Jewish family of bankers and philanthropists, has “used usury alongside modern Israel as an imperial instrument to take over the world and all of its resources, including you and I”. The image […]

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Another antisemite readmitted to Labour with a “warning” sparking angry response from local members

The Labour Party has readmitted Terence Flanagan to the Party with a “final warning” after he claimed that Israeli secret intelligence service Mossad was behind a plot to undermine Jeremy Corbyn, and sent a message to members in which he said supporters of Israel were “polluting” the Labour Party. The decision to readmit Flanagan was taken by the Labour Party […]

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How can antisemitism go on? Holocaust Memorial Day in British politics

On Holocaust Memorial Day this year, a survivor called Dorit Oliver-Wolff spoke of her experiences surviving antisemitic persecution as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Europe. She recalled that when walking with her mother in a park in Budapest, a middle-aged woman approached her, bent over and spat in her eyes, telling her she was “a filthy […]

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The Labour Party’s antisemitism is laid bare by its decision to drop its investigation into Oxford University Labour Club

As if attempting to inflict more public wounds on its tattered reputation, the once anti-racist Labour Party has today dropped its investigation into the rampant antisemitism at the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC), clearing the two members under investigation. This verdict is an insult to the intelligence of the Jewish community, and adds that insult to the […]

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Corbyn’s hypocrisy exposed yet again by Labour’s latest stealthy readmission of suspended antisemite

Three weeks ago, on 12th December, Jeremy Corbyn publicly stated that he and the Labour Party accepted the International Definition of Antisemitism, as adopted by the government. Yet it has now been reported that Labour has quietly allowed the virulently antisemitic Labour councillor Ilyas Aziz back into the Labour Party after gross breaches of that […]

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LBC and the Daily Mail must deal firmly with Katie Hopkins for her latest publicity-craving ‘provocation’

Katie Hopkins has built her career as a publicity-craving ‘provocateur’ but yesterday she crossed a line. Some celebrities who thrive on outrage make genuine mistakes, but often they will deliberately wound and then apologise just to generate headlines. We cannot imagine that her latest move is a mistake. Ms Hopkins has retweeted an American neo-Nazi […]

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Senior Labour activist claims Israel has “inflicted” and “exploited” the Holocaust

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, Vice Chair of the Chingford branch of the Chingford and Woodford Green Constituency Labour Party, and the founder of Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods, has taken to the airwaves to say that Israel has “inflicted” the Holocaust on other people and “they use and exploit” the Holocaust for political ends. She said: “When it comes to the Holocaust, […]

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Jeremy Corbyn responds to scathing report by Home Affairs Select Committee

The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee today publishes its report following its inquiry into the rise of antisemitism in Britain. Campaign Against Antisemitism has already responded. The report is extremely critical of Jeremy Corbyn, saying: “While the Labour Leader has a proud record of campaigning against many types of racism, based on the evidence […]

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Labour refuses to say what will happen to Councillor who posted caricature of hook-nosed bloodthirsty Jew

The Labour Party is continuing to refuse to comment on cases of antisemitism, and refused today to condemn or say what will happen to Councillor Andrew Slack, who posted an antisemitic image on Facebook. The image stated that “The modern state of Israel was created by the Rothschilds, not God, and what they are doing to […]

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Labour activist reported for demanding ‘Jews’ apologise for slave trade

Self-described “Labour activist” Kevine Walcott has subjected a Channel 4 interviewer and the Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust to a tirade on Twitter, claiming that Jews should apologise for the slave trade. The incident took place as Channel 4’s Cathy Newman interviewed disgraced Corbyn ally Jackie Walker over remarks she had made about Jews and […]

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Vice-Chair of Momentum says antisemitism is “exaggerated” to “undermine Jeremy”

Jackie Walker, the Vice-Chair of Momentum, the pro-Corbyn caucus within the Labour Party, has reportedly claimed that antisemitism is being “exaggerated” and that the “aim of such allegations is to undermine Jeremy [Corbyn]”. Walker was suspended and then readmitted to the Labour Party after claiming that Jews were the “chief financiers of the sugar and […]

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Jeremy Corbyn grilled on antisemitism by Home Affairs Select Committee

Our Campaign was not among those that offered to give evidence to the Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism in the Labour Party. Having given support to Baroness Royall’s prior investigation into antisemitism at Oxford University Labour Club and seen its fate, our assessment was that it would be a whitewash, and that Jewish groups and individuals that had taken part in […]

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Labour reinstates senior activist who said Jews were responsible for slave trade

Jackie Walker, vice chair of the Labour Party’s influential Momentum pressure group, has reportedly been reinstated by the Labour Party after her suspension over allegations of antisemitism. Walker was suspended following an exchange on Facebook. She asked “what debt do we owe the Jews?” When another Facebook user responded by saying “the Holocaust”, Walker accused Jews of […]

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Antisemitic “Hitler was right” posters at Birmingham university under investigation by police forensics team

Police in Birmingham are treating as a hate crime the discovery of “a number of antisemitic posters” including one of Adolf Hitler captioned “Hitler was right” at the University of Birmingham. The posters were discovered by Students’ Guild Education Officer Izzy Lenga who tweeted: “For those who don’t think antisemitism is a serious issue, these […]