Monday, May 2, 2016

UK Labour MP: "It’s a smear to say that Labour has a problem with antisemitism"

According to Abbott, the real victims in this story is Labour, not the Jews.

Via Guardian:
Jeremy Corbyn faced further calls for a tougher crackdown on antisemitism within Labour on Sunday after one of his allies dismissed the crisis as a “smear” against the party and its members.

Diane Abbott, the shadow international development secretary, dismissed claims that the party had a problem with antisemitism, provoking fresh criticism of the Labour leadership.

She suggested the problem was procedural and instead lay within Labour’s rules governing antisemitic and other racist comments, which she said would be corrected following a review of the party’s guidelines.

“Every single claim of antisemitism – I think 12 – has resulted in a suspension. Ken was suspended within hours. That is 12 allegations when 200,000 [new members] have joined the party,” Abbott said.

“It’s a smear to say that Labour has a problem with antisemitism. It is something like a smear against ordinary party members.”
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