UK Labour Party accused with 15,000-page report of antisemitism

The 15,000-page dossier alleges anti-Jewish behavior throughout the party.

By ALEX WINSTON
May 6, 2019 05:03
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UK Labour Party accused with 15,000-page report of antisemitism

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The UK Labour Party once again found itself at the center of antisemitic accusations from the Labour Against Antisemitism group, who submitted a 15,000-page digital dossier to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Great Britain’s national equality body.

The report alleged "endemic" anti-Jewish behavior throughout the party and claims Labour has a "don't care" attitude to the problem. It contained over 15,000 images and screenshots of hundreds of Labour members and officials promoting antisemitic views.

The Labour Against Antisemitism Spokesman Euan Philipps said, “Over the last two years, our team of dedicated volunteers has systematically collected and detailed evidence of Labour Party members promoting [antisemitic] views and tropes across a range of social media platforms."

"This has all been reported to the party's compliance team, in a format suggested by them and including a significant level of detail," he continued. "Most distressing of all, reports containing the most appalling levels of racism have been given only the lightest reprimand."


The Labour Party has been plagued in recent years by accusations of antisemitism and, in April, the Jewish Labour Movement passed a motion of no-confidence on Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.

The Annual General Meeting of the movement voted to describe Labour as “institutionally antisemitic.” 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has yet to decide whether to launch a full investigation into the report.

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