Guido and Argus report on LAAS complaint about MP
LAAS in the press re: Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Sir Keir "urged to remove the whip”
Labour Against Antisemitism Launch Complaint Against Russell-Moyle
Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS) has accused Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle of “maliciously dismissing anti-Semitism as a smear” in a formal complaint sent to Keir Starmer, after Russell-Moyle apologised to former party members who he claimed had been “purged or set up with false allegations” relating to antisemitism. This comes just days after Guido heard that the Labour Whips’ Office is “giving serious consideration” to withdrawing the whip from Moyle for the same reason
Since then, Russell-Moyle has doubled down on his claims, tweeting: “…there are anti-Semites that have rightly been expelled from party… [others] have been threatened with expulsion or investigation for no reason.”
LAAS spokesperson Fiona Sharpe told Guido:
“Amongst other things, Mr Russell-Moyle has repeatedly promoted anti-Jewish racists and appeared to express the conspiracy theory that antisemitism in the Labour Party was fabricated. Elected officials using their platforms in this way should have no place in mainstream political party, and allowing it to continue may also go agains EHRC law.”
Anti-Semitism row: Lloyd Russell-Moyle facing complaint
A FORMAL complaint has been issued against an MP after he said some Labour Party members are being purged or set up with false allegations.
Labour Against Anti-Semitism (LAAS) said it has written to party leader Sir Keir Starmer, calling for the Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle to be removed.
Afterwards, LAAS posted on Twitter to say that a letter had been sent to Sir Keir to “urge him to remove the whip” from the 35-year-old. The Argus has seen a copy of the complaint which accuses Mr Russell-Moyle of "maliciously dismissing anti-Semitism as a smear", according to LAAS.
LAAS spokeswoman Fiona Sharpe said:
“Keir Starmer has taken some positive steps to remove anti-Semitism from the party, and we urge him to take immediate action and remove the whip.”