Absurd attacks on Lord Austin
LAAS in the Jewish Chronicle
LAAS quoted in article and headline
Communal outrage over 'insulting and absurd' attacks on Lord Austin
Former Labour MP who stood up against Labour racism labelled a racist by Yachad and Corbyn supporting MP
But the accusations against one of the leading fighters against racism in the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, who resigned from the party in 2019 to sit as an independent, prompted fury.
Fiona Sharpe, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, said:
“The attacks on Lord Ian Austin are insulting and absurd. They are nothing more than childish mischief-making. He is, and always has been, a vocal and courageous campaigner against antisemitism and extremism. He is a man of integrity who put his principles ahead of his own political career to stand alongside the Jewish community.”