Black and Minority Ethnic representatives line up to support Jackie Walker

Jackie Walker was accused of ‘failing to demonstrate any sensitivity to the impact of her words … upon the Jewish community’ [Image: Andy Hall for the Observer].

Jackie Walker was accused of ‘failing to demonstrate any sensitivity to the impact of her words … upon the Jewish community’ [Image: Andy Hall for the Observer].

Momentum really seems to have shot itself in the foot by sacking Jackie Walker as vice-chair over her leaked remarks about anti-Semitism, Holocaust Memorial Day and security in schools.

Below is a comment from Greater Manchester Momentum BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) organisation, whose members clearly want to know why Momentum’s steering group has apparently given in to “trial by media”.

They claim the political right-wing has weaponised accusations of discrimination (in this case, falsely accusing a Jewish woman of anti-Semitism), manipulating minority groups into animosity against each other.

And they say Momentum, which should have been standing up against this behaviour, instead stood by – and yes, I am using the recent Labour Party tagline deliberately.

Here‘s the message:

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This Writer is very much looking forward to the longer statement from the BAME caucus.

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9 thoughts on “Black and Minority Ethnic representatives line up to support Jackie Walker

  1. David Woods

    Divide and rule; It has always been the way of the ruling elite and Governments throughout the world always will!

  2. Pjay Mac

    I have a feeling of dread about this disgraceful act carried out by a movement which claims to be against Blairism and all it stands for, this move has in one terrible act totally discredited this movement, this stupid action smacks so much of the Blairite Rebels led by Watson, you therefore have to ask yourself has Momentum been infiltrated and therefore sabotaged from within, are the self serving right wingers doing to this movement who so strongly backed our Leader as they did to the PLP and NEC just wondering.

    1. simon

      Can’t agree more. I’m a WASP middle-class male but the hysteria surrounding Walker’s dismissal is completely unfounded. I haven’t seen anything remotely resembling a ‘rant’ or ‘antisemitic sentiment’ (except in the utmost broadest terms) to deserve the opprobrium being heaped upon her. I salute and support BAME supporters/comrades who support her. Momentum are either unable to deconstruct evidence appropriately or have already been infiltrated by the Fabians.

  3. mohandeer

    Well the pro Zionist pro Israeli JLP lobby won. Of course. This is a sad day for Momentum and does not bode well for any kind of future for JC. By all means toady up to the JLP but removing her from her position? When you are on your knees while someone turns their back on you – it’s called something else. I would much rather see kick ass than kiss ass in this instance. Some spine would help.

  4. James Kemp

    I was thinking about joining Momentum but always was careful about joining them because of the structure especially the top tier didn’t sound quite right. Now no way do i want anything to do with a organization that can be scared into a bad decision by the media .To many agendas around this for my liking.

  5. Roland

    She should be reinstated and given an apolagy or the Blairites have won the round and Momentum as lost a great fighter

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