Thursday, September 15, 2016

UK: Momentum activist accused Jewish MP of playing the martyr in order to disgrace the left

Via the Telegraph:
A Momentum activist accused a Jewish MP of using anti-Semitism in the party to “disgrace the left”, according to reports.

Lynda Sergeant said Louise Ellman, the MP for Liverpool Riverside and chair of the Jewish Labour Movement, pushed the issue at local party meetings with a “martyred/victim look on her face.”

The Times reports that a Momentum branch of the campaign group , the far-left grassroots organisation set up after Mr Corbyn’s election victory, set up to support Mr Corbyn , attempted to prevent an investigation into anti-Semitism.

Elizabeth Hayden, a Momentum activist, reportedly called for a “clear plan to stop the vote for an anti-Semitism investigation” during a constituency meeting in Liverpool.

In a text message, Ms Sergeant, who is understood to be one of those accused of anti-Semitism, is said to have written: “Can I suggest that we leave the anti-Semitism issue until after the local elections.

“Louise Ellman is ready for it to come up at every CLP and has that martyred/victim look on her face whenever it’s mentioned. I think it’s suiting her, shoring up her strategy to disgrace the left.”
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