Forde inquiry into leaked Labour anti-Semitism report delayed – but does it matter?

Jeremy Corbyn: the Forde Inquiry could have exonerated him from any implications of support for anti-Semitism but it seems to have been gagged from doing so.

Martin Forde QC’s report on the leaked report into the way anti-Semitism was handled by Labour Party officers has been delayed. But does it really matter after its focus was watered down to almost nothing?

Mr Forde told Labour’s National Executive Committee he was delaying his report to avoid prejudicing an inquiry by the Information Commissioner’s Office into whether the leak breached data protection laws.

But is this really likely, considering that the Forde Inquiry is apparently now focused only on examining “the structure, culture and practices of the Labour Party”.

It had originally been charged with some much more interesting and worthwhile purposes.

But in an all-but-ignored announcement last summer, Mr Forde announced that he would not, after all, “investigate and report on the truth or otherwise of the main allegations in the report”.

This was the inquiry’s most important purpose. The report had produced a mountain of evidence which, if true, cleared Corbyn of claims that he had been complacent on anti-Semitism.

Instead, it implicated party officials who had been among his fiercest critics with claims that they actively worked to prevent the party as led by Corbyn from winning a general election.

If the claims were found to be true, then claims that Corbyn and his supporters were soft on – or even supported – anti-Semitism would have been exposed as primarily a witch-hunt.

But now, nobody is checking the basic accuracy of the report at all.

Also ditched was the requirement to investigate why the report was written and how it was leaked.

So it seems there is little point in being concerned about when the Forde Report will be released. It simply won’t provide any information worth waiting for.

Source: Labour: Report into anti-Semitism dossier leak delayed – BBC News

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2 thoughts on “Forde inquiry into leaked Labour anti-Semitism report delayed – but does it matter?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    A tool used by the blairites to oust out true labour people’s .on it goes till no labour left but
    The greedy ones

  2. disabledgrandad

    So the cult of new Labour 2.0 has hidden this useless report that only was an effort to find out who leaked the truth about the sick and twisted right-wing games these cult members have played.

    We know party officials briefed, lied and deceived heck even embezzled money for there fellow cult members but this is not a scandal of course! These are the proven truth the actions of the cancerous cult of new Labour that has taken over the body and soul of old Labour and left nothing worthwhile.

    Now socialism is destroyed all we are left with is this Tory-lite cult in a supposedly left party. Well you can lie and deceive all you want. But your never convince us to trust this cult again…

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