Statement on Whip Withheld from Corbyn

Withholding of the Whip from Jeremy Corbyn

LAAS Statement

LAAS Statement on the Continuing Withholding of the Whip from Jeremy Corbyn

Fiona Sharpe, spokesperson from Labour Against Antisemitism has said:

“The decision to continue to withhold the whip from Jeremy Corbyn is a welcome gesture. However, it must not be used to obscure the disgraceful events of the last 24 hours or the calamity of institutional antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Having announced that his leadership signalled new management of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer’s authority has been completely undermined by the lifting of Mr Corbyn’s suspension yesterday. Less than three weeks on from the publication of the damning EHRC report into anti-Jewish racism in the Labour Party, the Jewish community has again been ignored and failed.

Until an independent complaints process is introduced, and all historical cases of antisemitism from 2015 onwards are reviewed in full, the Labour Party will not be a safe space for British Jews."