Yesterday, in a sad and difficult day for the Labour Party, this report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on antisemitism was published. The Labour leadership has made clear that the Party fully accepts its findings and will implement the recommendations as swiftly as possible. Steps have already been taken over the past six months to improve the Party’s governance and its way of dealing with complaints.
As Keir Starmer has said, the Party as a whole has to take collective responsibility for ensuring that there is no place for, and no tolerance of, antisemitism within the Party. He has also made clear that attempts to minimise or deny the problem by saying claims of antisemitism are exaggerated or motivated by factional politics, are unacceptable. He has my full support on this.