Former Shadow Chancellor attacks Labour’s treatment of Jewish group

Pointing the finger: John McDonnell.

Some of us have been decrying the attitude of certain organisations and groups – like the Labour Party – to “the wrong kind of Jew” for years. This is just more evidence – but it is damning:

Former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has accused Labour of treating a Jewish group within the party “brutally”.

Last week a report on Labour’s handling of the anti-Semitism row under Jeremy Corbyn found supporters and critics had used it as a “factional weapon”.

Mr McDonnell claims the report shows the party used its disciplinary procedures to target members of the pro-Corbyn Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL)

He said a disproportionate number of JVL members had been disciplined, suspended and expelled from the party.

Members of the group were 35 times more likely to face anti-Semitism investigations than other, mostly non-Jewish, Labour members, he claimed.

The evidence is in the Forde Report, that was finally released, after more than two years on hold, earlier this month.

And according to the BBC report, discrimination against JVL members by other groups is clear:

It has been strongly criticised by other Jewish groups. The much larger Jewish Labour Movement -which has been affiliated to Labour since 1920 – has called its views an “extreme fringe”. Board of Deputies of British Jews president Marie van der Zyl said JVL was “a tiny organisation whose odious views are representative of no one but themselves”.

Where is the evidence to support these vitriolic outbursts?

Too much of the debate on anti-Semitism has been fuelled by unsubstantiated allegations – mostly from the accusers – and too little time has been sent fact-checking these claims.

My recent libel trial against Rachel Riley is a prime example, with far too much of the Claimant’s case consisting of wild fantasies she and her barrister apparently plucked from the air.

Until these people start providing proof, perhaps it is time to stop giving them a platform for their propaganda.

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

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1 thought on “Former Shadow Chancellor attacks Labour’s treatment of Jewish group

  1. William-Glyn THOMAS

    There are too many thin skinned people about. I have been discriminated against for (a) being Welsh (b) for being a Policeman (c) for not being a Christian, for being old, to being a citizen rather than a subject etc, etc People have a right to their opinion BUT they need to be cautious how they express themselves so as not to offend.


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