Anti-Semitism row: Corbyn has been misinterpreted, says close ally

Anti-Semitism row: Corbyn has been misinterpreted, says close ally

Corbyn a ‘danger’ to British Jews, says ex chief rabbi. Labour can resolve its anti-Semitism crisis quickly, John McDonnell has said, insisting Jeremy Corbyn’s views on Israel have been “misinterpreted”.

The shadow chancellor told the BBC that the party should accept in full the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance guidelines on anti-Semitism, as long as free speech was protected. But ex-Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks said Mr Corbyn must also “repent and recant”. And ex-PM Gordon Brown said Labour must act now or undermine its values. Speaking at a meeting of Jewish Labour MPs in London, Mr Brown said the party needed to be “cleansed of anti-Semitism and racism”. The party has been beset by arguments over the issue throughout the summer, prompting two MPs – John Woodcock and Frank Field – to resign the whip and others to threaten to do the same. Eighteen months of rancour within the party over claims of growing anti-Semitism came to a head last month when footage from 2013 emerged of Mr Corbyn saying a group of British Zionists had “no sense of English irony” despite a lifetime in the country. Labour MP Luciana Berger said it made her “feel unwelcome” in the party while Lord Sacks branded his comments as “the most offensive statement” by a politician since the late Conservative MP Enoch Powell’s 1968 Rivers of Blood speech.

Ex-chief rabbi ‘wrong’ over Corbyn anti-Semitism attackSpeaking publicly for the first time since he made those remarks, the former chief rabbi told the Andrew Marr show he stood by his criticism of Mr Corbyn and suggested British Jews were considering leaving the country because of the prospect of him becoming prime minister. “Jeremy Corbyn must repent and recant as quickly as possible,” he said. “When people hear the kind of language that’s been coming out of Labour, that’s been brought to the surface among Jeremy Corbyn’s earlier speeches, they cannot but feel an existential threat.

Former MP Ivor Caplin, who is chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, said it and other groups were only prepared to have a dialogue with Mr Corbyn if he made it “very clear” that he would take firm action against anti-Semites in the party and others engaging in “bad behaviour” at a local level. Amid growing warnings that Labour was facing a 1980s-style split, Mr McDonnell said the party must remain a “broad church” and he hoped Mr Field would “come back into the fold”. The Birkenhead MP, a former welfare minister, quit the Labour group at Westminster on Thursday over what he called the party’s “tolerance” of anti-Semitism and a “culture of nastiness”. While Labour MPs who resigned the whip should normally trigger a by-election, Mr McDonnell said in this case he did not want to “go anywhere near that” given Mr Field’s long service to the party.

 

Robert Winston calls Jeremy Corbyn ‘incompetent’ and says Labour is now damaged

Labour peer Sir Robert Winston has hit out at Jeremy Corbyn saying he is ‘incompetent’ and has a limited understanding of politics. The fertility expert said his beloved party was at risk of becoming unelectable because of the way the leader has handled the anti-Semitism crisis. Lord Winston said the problems were more deeply ingrained than the recent row and were evidence of the woeful state of British politics. Robert Winston has warned about the future of the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn

‘I’m Jewish but this is not just about anti-Semitism’, he said. ‘It’s about competency to lead. It’s been handled very badly and not just by Jeremy Corbyn but the people who advise him and the people who support his narrow view of the world.’ Corbyn’s latest woes began when he became embroiled in an unprecedented spat with the main institutions of the Jewish community over his alleged failure to tackle anti-Semitism within the party. Labour has been dealing with the row for over two years but the focus recently moved onto a new code of conduct the party has adopted on anti-Semitism. Critics are concerned that it doesn’t go as far as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s guidelines. Corbyn was already under fire by his deputy Tom Watson who warned the party could disappear into ‘a vortex of eternal shame’ if the issue of anti-Semitism was not tackled.

However earlier this week the beleaguered leader was attacked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after pictures emerged of his attending a ceremony in 2014 where a wreath was laid in memory of Palestinians suspected of being behind the Munich Olympics massacre. Corbyn has refused to apologise saying he was in the Middle East to promote peace but Jewish MPs and community leaders have condemned his association with the event. He has been seen rolling his eyes to repeated questions about the wreath-laying and is facing further criticism after a picture emerged of him today apparently making a salute linked to an Islamist organisation found to have possible connections to extremism. Lord Winston, who has been a Labour representative in the Lords since 1995, said: ‘I find it unbelievably stupid of him to have now got himself into a position that he has irrevocably damaged the Labour Party.

 

Israeli PM blasts Jeremy Corbyn for ‘laying wreath on the graves of terrorists’

The Labour leader responded by saying Benjamin Netanyahu’s ‘claims about my actions and words are false’.

In a significant intervention, the Israeli leader said Mr Corbyn deserved “unequivocal condemnation” amid claims he laid a wreath on the graves of members of the Black September terror group, which killed 11 Israeli athletes in 1972.

But the Labour leader shot back, saying the claims were “false” and criticising the Israeli government policy towards Palestinians.

Mr Corbyn hit back: “Israeli PM @Netanyahu’s claims about my actions and words are false.

“What deserves unequivocal condemnation is the killing of over 160 Palestinian protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces since March, including dozens of children.”

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Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger has meanwhile called on the Labour leader to apologise for his attendance at the event, saying that his “presence alone” demonstrated his “association and support.”

Labour struggle to repair damaging rift between Corbyn and McDonnell

Labour struggle to repair damaging rift between Corbyn and McDonnell

John McDonnell denies considering resigning over anti-Semitism row as he guns for Corbyn’s ‘bungling’ aides as his relationship with longtime Labour ally plunges into ‘deep freeze’ Shadow Chancellor denied he contemplated resigning over anti-Semitism row Mr McDonnell’s allies say relations have plunged into ‘deep freeze’ with Corbyn Sources say he is ‘gunning’ for chief of staff Karie Murphy over affairs handling.

Labour is struggling to repair a damaging rift between Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell over the anti-Semitism row rocking the party. The Shadow Chancellor was last night forced to deny he had contemplated resigning over the way Mr Corbyn’s office had bungled the affair. But allies of Mr McDonnell said he is so angry with key Mr Corbyn’s aides – including chief of staff Karie Murphy – that relations between Labour’s two most powerful figures have been plunged into ‘the deep freeze’. Mr McDonnell has spoken of how he has been ‘cut to the core’ by the wave of anti-Semitism allegations against the party and has vowed to ‘get this sorted’. Labour is struggling to repair a damaging rift between Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell over the anti-Semitism row rocking the party But insiders say the Shadow Chancellor, seen as crucial to Mr Corbyn’s hopes of becoming Prime Minister, is appalled at how the problem has been dealt with by the leader’s top team. One said: ‘John can’t believe how this has been handled, at how we’re shooting ourselves in the foot just as the Tories tear themselves apart over Europe.

He is a pragmatist. He can smell power and get Labour back into government, and he doesn’t want self-inflicted mistakes to wreck that.’ Mr Corbyn’s office has already had to deny that it engineered the now-abandoned official complaints against Jewish Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge for branding Mr Corbyn anti-Semitic. However, sources say Mr McDonnell is ‘gunning’ for Ms Murphy over how the entire affair has been handled. One said: ‘John is vital to the whole Corbyn project and any hopes of getting into government. ‘Forget Tom Watson – McDonnell is effectively the deputy party leader and the deputy prime minister in waiting. ‘But Corbyn’s office just doesn’t treat him like that. They don’t treat him with respect.’ Labour MPs say it is significant that Mr McDonnell has reportedly formed an alliance with Momentum founder Jon Lansman over the need to resolve the anti-Semitism row, although aides played down talk of a rift. Last night, the Shadow Chancellor himself insisted it was ‘rubbish’ to suggest he had considered resigning in the past few weeks. Mr McDonnell said: ‘I have never expressed any such views or had such thoughts.’ The Shadow Chancellor was last night forced to deny he had contemplated resigning over the way Mr Corbyn’s office had bungled the affair.

 

‘Come out of hiding’, Jewish leader tells Jeremy Corbyn

The president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews has accused Jeremy Corbyn of hiding from the antisemitism crisis engulfing the Labour party and called on him to “come out of hiding” and face up to the issue. Marie van der Zyl said Corbyn had “seemingly disappeared” since last weekend, when he released a video and comment pieces, as she repeated a call for Labour to embrace the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism in full. Jeremy Corbyn: ‘I want Jewish people to feel at home in the Labour party’

“He is in hiding from the media and refuses to face the obvious difficult questions. He is clearly just hoping it will go away. I’ve got some bad news for him. Unless he does what he needs to do, it won’t,” Van der Zyl wrote in an article for Jewish News. Corbyn condemned antisemitism over the weekend, writing that it was “Labour’s responsibility to root out antisemitism in our party” in a piece published by the Guardian on Friday evening. But despite speculation that the party might move to adopt three of the four outstanding examples, Labour’s formal position has not changed. Corbyn is on holiday and was pictured at Lion Rock Tea Rooms in Cheddar, Somerset. Van der Zyl said Corbyn needed to resolve the issue and Labour should adopt all 11 examples in the IHRA code, open up the party’s disciplinary process to independent scrutiny and acknowledge “the problematic nature of his own past actions”. “You cannot lead through invisibility,” Van der Zyl concluded.

“I call on Jeremy Corbyn to come out of hiding and do the right thing. Surely, by now, enough is enough.” Labour said it was studying Van der Zyl’s article and would respond shortly.

 

Labour’s Jews compelled into protest against the party

Labour’s Jews compelled into protest towards the occasion

The rally has been organised by the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), a formally affiliated party grouping. Mr Corbyn has come under repeated fire for failing to take care of anti-Semitism in a row which has raged for over two years. Earlier this month Labour backbencher Margaret Hodge confronted Mr Corbyn and referred to as him a “****ing anti-Semite and a racist” to his face. Her assault came after it emerged that Jewish groups weren’t consulted concerning the party’s controversial new code of conduct, designed to stamp Semitism, watered internationally-recognised definition. An instance of anti-Semitism – “accusing Jewish citizens of being extra loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the pursuits of their very own nation” – was overlooked by the party. The JLM has threatened to sue Labour over its choice to jettison it. Final yr Labour marketing campaign chief Andrew Gwynne admitted that perceptions of anti-Semitism inside Labour had price it a number of seats on the normal election as he vowed to regain the belief of Jewish communities. However Labour MP Wes Streeting mentioned: “It’s a sorry state of affairs that our Jewish affiliate has to carry rallies towards the appalling dealing with of anti-Semitism inside our occasion. With daily that this disaster rumbles on unresolved, the injury accomplished to the Labour Celebration’s repute worsens.” A JLM supply warned: “The party has weeks to repair this entire mess of their very own making. We’re approaching the purpose of no return.” The rally is because of be held at lunchtime on the opening Sunday of the convention and dangers overshadowing efforts to point out that Labour is a authorities in ready. The final time JLM held a rally over occasion anti-Semitism at Labour’s annual convention was 2016, when the difficulty first emerged. At that stage greater than 100 folks turned out to register their discontent. That occasion sparked controversy when the headline speaker, shadow chancellor John McDonnell, pulled out on the 11th hour. In a press release from Mr Corbyn learn out at that rally, the Labour chief pledged to not tolerate any types of anti-Semitism within the occasion. However throughout the town on the identical time viewers members at an event organised by the marketing campaign group Momentum had been being informed that anti-Semitism was being “weaponised” to cease Labour supporters campaigning for Palestinians. Leaflets handed out exterior the occasion referred to as for the Jewish Labour Motion to be disaffiliated as a result of it “acts as a consultant of a overseas energy, Israel”. Mr Corbyn insists that he has spent his life combating racism in all its types. However since Dame Margaret spoke out towards him she has been trolled on social media and referred to as a “Zionist bitch”. Final week, one other ally of Mr Corbyn accused the MP, who’s Jewish, of using the Holocaust to assault the Labour chief. David Rosenberg, a Left-wing creator who has beforehand described allegations of anti-Semitism in Labour as a “largely engineered furore”, used an article in Marxist newspaper Morning Star to name for her to face down. He wrote: “She has cynically drawn on her household’s direct expertise of the Holocaust to bolster her particular proper to pronounce on the topic.”

Corbyn braced for crunch anti-Semitism assembly as veteran MP calls in legal professionals

Corbyn braced for crunch anti-Semitism assembly as veteran MP calls in legal professionals

Jeremy Corbyn is braced for a crunch assembly of MPs over anti-Semitism after Labour veteran Margaret Hodge stood by an assault on him and known as in her legal professionals. Dame Margaret – who faces investigation for branding Mr Corbyn an anti-Semite to his face – insisted “many” shared that view of the Labour chief. Immediately her legal professionals wrote to Labour’s basic secretary, accusing social gathering chiefs of a “veiled try and silence” her and branding the probe into her conduct “sloppy”, “baseless” and “ill-thought-out”. And she or he warned she’d been branded a “Zionist bitch” who was “underneath the orders of my paymaster in Israel” by trolls forward of tonight’s showdown. The row started when Labour’s ruling NEC didn’t undertake the total Worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. Jeremy Corbyn insisted social gathering chiefs had “accepted virtually all of it” whereas Nick Thomas-Symonds, the shadow solicitor basic, mentioned elements of Labour’s method have been “a lot stronger”. Jeremy Corbyn was embroiled in a row over the social gathering’s definition of antisemitism (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) The Labour chief, pictured yesterday, was confronted by MP veteran Margaret Hodge (Picture: PA) Learn Extra However some Labour MPs are anticipated to again the total IHRA code tonight on the final assembly of the Parliamentary Labour Social gathering earlier than their summer time break. Labour officers weren’t saying this morning whether or not Mr Corbyn would attend the PLP assembly. Labour’s code explicitly endorses the IHRA’s working definition of anti-Semitism and features a checklist of behaviours more likely to be considered anti-Semitic copied word-for-word from the worldwide organisation’s personal doc. But it surely omits 4 examples from the IHRA checklist: Accusing Jewish folks of being extra loyal to Israel than their dwelling nation; Claiming that Israel’s existence as a state is a racist endeavour; Requiring greater requirements of behaviour from Israel than different nations; and Evaluating up to date Israeli insurance policies to these of the Nazis. Labour insisted that whereas the examples are usually not reproduced phrase for phrase, they’re coated within the new code. But Dame Margaret mentioned Labour’s code meant “folks can name be a Zionist bitch and never be disciplined.” Learn Extra Dame Margaret Hodge claimed “many” see the Labour chief as an anti-Semite (Picture: Reuters) Dame Margaret’s legal professionals Mishcon de Reya wrote to Labour’s basic secretary Jennie Formby at this time blasting the “hasty”, “sloppy”, “baseless” and “ill-thought-out” investigation into her conduct. The letter, seen by the Mirror, says the precise conduct and rule-breaking the MP is accused of hasn’t been specified, and threats to droop her if she repeats it “look like a veiled try and silence her”. The letter provides: “It’s a basic breach of pure justice and rules of equity. “You may have left our shopper within the weird place whereby potential suspension is hanging over her for future unspecified behaviour.” The letter – which units a deadline of 4pm on Wednesday for a response – additionally says Dame Margaret “vehemently” denied swearing on the Labour chief throughout their confrontation. Immediately Dame Margaret mentioned by refusing to undertake the IHRA definition in full, Mr Corbyn had “put himself ready the place he’s perceived by many to be anti-Semitic.” Protesters towards anti-Semitism in Parliament Sq. again in March (Picture: PA) She in contrast his claims to be taking motion to individuals who say “I’m not a racist however” – including folks “need to be judged on their actions and never their phrases.” Dame Margaret, who fought and gained towards the BNP in Barking, mentioned she had obtained a disciplinary letter 12 hours after her confrontation – evaluating the swift response to how lengthy it had taken to self-discipline folks accused of anti-Semitism within the social gathering. Final evening Labour’s chief within the Lords, Angela Smith, joined requires the social gathering to undertake the IHRA definition in full. However she mentioned she doubted Dame Margaret can be rebuked. Baroness Smith mentioned: “Jeremy’s not precisely someone who’s not used to harsh phrases on that. Mr Corbyn yesterday known as for the showdown to be delayed till September (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) “It occurs to any Labour chief, and I feel folks lose their mood every so often, and individuals are entitled to make their views recognized to different folks within the Labour Social gathering and to the chief of the Labour Social gathering. “So I hope we simply transfer on.” Mr Corbyn yesterday known as for the showdown to be delayed till September – claiming not sufficient MPs would present up. Talking on the Tolpuddle Martyrs Competition in Dorset, he mentioned: “I might moderately they delayed that dialogue till September as a result of there shall be a full attendance at conferences in September. “I believe Monday’s assembly is not going to be totally attended as a result of Parliament is rising on Tuesday.” A Labour spokeswoman mentioned: “Jeremy Corbyn is a militant opponent of antisemitism, and he and the Labour Social gathering are dedicated to tackling antisemitism in all its types, each from our social gathering and throughout society.”

John Woodcock: Fierce critic of Jeremy Corbyn quits Labour celebration to sit down as an unbiased MP

John Woodcock: Fierce critic of Jeremy Corbyn quits Labour celebration to sit down as an unbiased MP

Labour MP John Woodcock – a fierce critic of Jeremy Corbyn – has stop the celebration to sit down as an unbiased MP, claiming a sexual harassment inquiry in opposition to him is ‘rigged’ In a resignation letter to the Labour chief, the Barrow MP protested that Mr Corbyn couldn’t return the celebration to being the “inclusive mainstream, progressive pressure my constituents desperately want”. In April, Mr Woodcock was suspended by Labour after allegations of sexual harassment had been made in opposition to him by a feminine aide, that are nonetheless being investigated by the celebration. Labour MP suspended from celebration after harassment allegation In his letter, he informed Mr Corbyn he was resigning “following your refusal to nominate an unbiased investigator to rule on my disciplinary case and within the mild of clear proof that the method has been manipulated for factional functions”. However he added that Mr Corbyn had made Labour “unfit” for workplace and “would pose a transparent threat to UK nationwide safety as prime minister. “The celebration for which I’ve campaigned since I used to be a boy is not the broad church is has traditionally been,” he wrote. “Antisemitism is being tolerated and Labour has been taken over at virtually each degree by the exhausting left, far past the dominance they achieved on the top of 1980s militancy.” Mr Woodcock stated that, as an unbiased, he could be ready to vote with Theresa Might when he agreed along with her insurance policies. Labour Convention 2017 – in footage 1/14 Britain’s opposition Labour Celebration Chief Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech on the Labour Celebration Convention in Brighton Reuters/Toby Melville 2/14 Senior members of Britain’s opposition Labour Celebration hearken to Chief Jeremy Corbyn ship his keynote speech on the Labour Celebration Convention in Brighton Reuters/Peter Nicholls 3/14 Diane Abbott receives a standing ovation throughout Jeremy Corbyn’s speech on the Labour Celebration convention BBC 4/14 Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn addresses delegates on the ultimate day of the Labour Celebration convention on September 27, 2017 in Brighton Leon Neal/Getty Photographs 5/14 Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn stands with Shadow Secretary of State for Enterprise, Vitality and Industrial Technique Rebecca Lengthy-Bailey (left) and Shadow Secretary of State for Schooling, Angela Raynor after speeches in the primary corridor, on day three of the annual Labour Celebration Convention on September 26, 2017 in Brighton Getty 6/14 Angela Rayner, Shadow Schooling Secretary, addressing the Labour Celebration annual convention on the Brighton Centre, Brighton PA 7/14 The mayor of London Sadiq Khan delivers a speech on the Labour Celebration Convention in Brighton, Britain Reuters 8/14 Dennis Skinner addressing the Labour Celebration annual convention on the Brighton Centre, Brighton PA 9/14 John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Labour Celebration Convention, Day 2, Brighton Rex 10/14 Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell (C) speaks with Labour celebration’s chief Jeremy Corbyn (L) forward of constructing a speech on the second day of the Labour Celebration Convention AFP/Getty Photographs 11/14 Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn addresses supporters throughout a momentum rally on the primary day of the Labour Celebration convention Getty 12/14 Jeremy Corbyn listens to speeches in the primary corridor on the primary day of the Labour Celebration convention Getty Photographs 13/14 Labour Shadow Residence Secretary Diane Abbott addresses delegates in the primary corridor on the primary day of the Labour Celebration convention on September 24 Getty 14/14 Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally forward of the Labour Celebration Convention in Brighton Reuters 1/14 Britain’s opposition Labour Celebration Chief Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech on the Labour Celebration Convention in Brighton Reuters/Toby Melville 2/14 Senior members of Britain’s opposition Labour Celebration hearken to Chief Jeremy Corbyn ship his keynote speech on the Labour Celebration Convention in Brighton Reuters/Peter Nicholls 3/14 Diane Abbott receives a standing ovation throughout Jeremy Corbyn’s speech on the Labour Celebration convention BBC 4/14 Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn addresses delegates on the ultimate day of the Labour Celebration convention on September 27, 2017 in Brighton Leon Neal/Getty Photographs 5/14 Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn stands with Shadow Secretary of State for Enterprise, Vitality and Industrial Technique Rebecca Lengthy-Bailey (left) and Shadow Secretary of State for Schooling, Angela Raynor after speeches in the primary corridor, on day three of the annual Labour Celebration Convention on September 26, 2017 in Brighton Getty 6/14 Angela Rayner, Shadow Schooling Secretary, addressing the Labour Celebration annual convention on the Brighton Centre, Brighton PA 7/14 The mayor of London Sadiq Khan delivers a speech on the Labour Celebration Convention in Brighton, Britain Reuters 8/14 Dennis Skinner addressing the Labour Celebration annual convention on the Brighton Centre, Brighton PA 9/14 John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Labour Celebration Convention, Day 2, Brighton Rex 10/14 Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell (C) speaks with Labour celebration’s chief Jeremy Corbyn (L) forward of constructing a speech on the second day of the Labour Celebration Convention AFP/Getty Photographs 11/14 Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn addresses supporters throughout a momentum rally on the primary day of the Labour Celebration convention Getty 12/14 Jeremy Corbyn listens to speeches in the primary corridor on the primary day of the Labour Celebration convention Getty Photographs 13/14 Labour Shadow Residence Secretary Diane Abbott addresses delegates in the primary corridor on the primary day of the Labour Celebration convention on September 24 Getty 14/14 Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally forward of the Labour Celebration Convention in Brighton Reuters A Labour supply strongly denied Mr Woodcock’s declare that his case had been “manipulated”, insisting it was being investigated according to regular guidelines and procedures. The inquiry – due to his resignation – would now be deserted, denying the complainant the appropriate to have their grievance of sexual harassment heard, the supply stated. Nonetheless, in his letter, the MP wrote: “I strongly deny the cost made in opposition to me however am dedicated to the grievance being completely and pretty investigated. “I’ll now search to refer myself to an unbiased course of so the case might be correctly heard.”  Within the briefest doable assertion, a Labour spokesperson stated: “Jeremy thanks John for his service to the Labour celebration.” Learn extra Mr Woodcock was accused of sending inappropriate texts and emails to a former employees member from 2014 to 2016. However the Labour supply stated: “The method is similar for everybody. There isn’t a political involvement in these processes.” A former aide to Gordon Brown, Mr Woodcock has been an outspoken critic of Mr Corbyn’s management – clashing with him over nuclear weapons, Russia and antisemitism. On the 2017 basic election, he pledged he wouldn’t vote to place him into 10 Downing Road. In his assault on Mr Corbyn’s management, Mr Woodcock stated: “There may be little likelihood of returning the Labour celebration to the inclusive, mainstream electoral pressure my constituents desperately want. “In these circumstances, I can not justify participating in a rigged course of to be re-admitted to it.” Mr Woodcock stated he would “proceed to present my all to the folks of Barrow and Furness as an unbiased MP on the opposition benches.” “My loyalty to them all the time comes first so I’ll work with the federal government when it’s making an attempt to do the appropriate factor, and also will work with the numerous good colleagues who’re nonetheless making an attempt to do their finest in Labour,” he stated.

Veteran Jewish Labour MP calls Corbyn a ‘f***ing anti-Semite’

Veteran Jewish Labour MP calls Corbyn a ‘f***ing anti-Semite’

Jeremy Corbyn has been known as a ‘****ing anti-Semite’ by a veteran Jewish Labour MP following a bitter row over the occasion’s failure to simply accept a widespread definition of anti-Semitism. In a unprecedented intervention, former minister Dame Margaret Hodge confronted the Labour chief within the Commons after yesterday’s votes on Brexit. The heated trade passed off behind the Speaker’s chair out of vary of the cameras, in response to the Huffington Submit. ‘You’re a ****ing anti-Semite and a racist,’ Dame Margaret instructed him. ‘You could have proved you don’t need individuals like me within the occasion.’ One witness mentioned that Mr Corbyn replied: ‘I’m sorry you’re feeling like that.’ A Labour Get together supply mentioned: ‘She was aggressive, Jeremy was calm. Different MPs who have been there have been upset by it.’ Jeremy Corbyn has been known as a ‘****ing anti-Semite’ by a veteran Jewish Labour MP following a bitter row over the occasion’s failure to simply accept a widespread definition of anti-Semitism Former minister Dame Margaret Hodge confronted the Labour chief within the Commons after yesterday’s votes on Brexit. The heated trade passed off behind the Speaker’s chair out of vary of the cameras Labour member Tal Ofer introduced his resignation from the occasion when the choice was introduced. He defined his causes in a prolonged Twitter thread (extracts are pictured)  Dame Margaret will now be referred to the occasion whips for potential misconduct. Mr Corbyn is anticipated to ask her to a non-public assembly to clarify yesterday’s choice. Dame Margaret, a former chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, is a long-standing critic of Mr Corbyn and was among the many two senior MPs who triggered a vote of no confidence in his management in 2016. She has been a relentless critic of Mr Corbyn’s stance on anti-Semitism and beforehand branded him the ‘poster boy of anti-Semites in every single place’. The row got here after the occasion’s management determined to not settle for the Worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism – in defiance of Jewish leaders and its personal MPs. Labour as a substitute up to date its code of conduct to state that anti-Semitism is ‘racism’ and ‘unacceptable’, stopping in need of a number of examples of anti-Semitism in response to the IHRA definition, reminiscent of accusing Jewish individuals of being extra loyal to Israel than their residence nation. The IHRA definition has been broadly accepted, together with by the Crown Prosecution Service. At a gathering of the Parliamentary Labour Get together on Monday, MPs and friends overwhelmingly backed requires the complete wording to be adopted. Final night time former Labour management candidate MP Chuka Umunna mentioned the occasion’s therapy of the Jewish neighborhood met the Macpherson report’s definition of institutional racism Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis warned {that a} failure to do that would ‘ship an unprecedented message of contempt to the Jewish neighborhood’. Why does the Labour doc set off new controversy?   Labour’s new guidelines on anti-Semitism are based mostly on the Worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The occasion mentioned they’re the ‘most detailed and complete pointers on anti-Semitism adopted by any political occasion on this nation’. However it has sparked additional controversy, because it omits 4 behaviours recognized as anti-Semitic by the IHRA, together with: Accusing Jewish individuals of being extra loyal to Israel than their residence nation; Claiming that Israel’s existence as a state is a racist endeavour; Requiring larger requirements of behaviour from Israel than different nations; and Evaluating modern Israeli insurance policies to these of the Nazis. However Labour’s Nationwide Government Committee signed off its model at a gathering yesterday. Labour MPs took to Twitter to vent their fury. Jewish Labour former chief Ed Miliband mentioned the occasion ought to undertake the complete definition. He mentioned: ‘The argument that it’s by some means incompatible with criticising the actions of the Israeli authorities is improper. The views of the overwhelming majority of the Jewish neighborhood are very clear.’ Labour MP Ian Austin mentioned the transfer was ‘totally shameful’. He added: ‘I’m ashamed to be a member of the Labour Get together.’ Deputy Labour chief Tom Watson reportedly instructed the assembly: ‘Are we severe about coping with anti-Semitism? We have to grip this subject and shut it down. The individuals who will choose us on this are the Jewish neighborhood and rightly so.’ Labour officers drew up the code within the wake of protests by Jewish teams exterior Parliament earlier this 12 months and a gentle drip of tales about anti-Semitism inside the occasion. The Jewish Labour Motion mentioned: ‘The Labour Get together has acted in a deliberate and offensive reckless method in believing it understands the wants of a minority neighborhood higher than the neighborhood itself.’ A Labour Get together spokesman mentioned the NEC had ‘agreed to re-open the event of the code, in session with Jewish neighborhood organisations and teams, as a way to higher mirror their views’.
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