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Response to Labour Party antisemitism report

Community
Community
29th October 2020

Today the Equalities and Human Rights Commission published a report into antisemitism in the Labour Party. The report found that the Labour Party broke equalities law on three counts; harassment, political interference and failure of processes.

Following the publication of the report, Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of Community, said:

“This report is a stain on the Labour Party’s once proud record as the Party for equality. We should all be deeply ashamed by the findings.”

“There were clear failings at all levels of the Party. This report shows this was not just a failure of process. Actions were taken that allowed antisemitism to flourish and the perpetrators to go unpunished.”

“Attention must now turn to the present and what Labour can do to fix our relationship with the Jewish community. We commit to working constructively with Keir Starmer and the Labour Party to tackle antisemitism and together we will not rest until it is rooted out.”

You can read the full EHRC report here.

You can read the response from the Jewish Labour Movement here.

You can see the response from the Labour Party here.