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LAAS on Starmer's commitment to “root out” antisemitism

Keir Starmer’s Keynote Speech
Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: ““Keir Starmer’s reaffirmation of his commitment to “root out” antisemitism in his speech this morning, was a welcome and timely reassurance that this issue remains a priority for his…
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LAAS on Ware's damning evidence

Statement regarding new evidence
The report by John Ware published today by the Jewish Chronicle again describes a shocking level of apparent interference by the Labour Party leadership office (including Jeremy Corbyn himself) in high profile antisemitism cases since 2015. This…
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Can Jewish Labour members be reassured?

LAAS spokesman article
LAAS spokesman Euan Philipps wrote about Labour antisemitism for the Jewish Chronicle. https://www.thejc.com/comment/opinion/until-labour-shows-that-zero-tolerance-is-more-than-a-slogan-it-is-no-safe-home-1.506171 NEC Contenders Are Failing to Tell…
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A special message of thanks

Directors Statement
After Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour Party, there was an influx of new members into the Party to support him. Very quickly there was a noticeable increase in overt hostility to the Jewish community within CLPs and in Labour-supporting…
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LAAS Statement on Twitter walkout

Upcoming 48-hour Twitter walkout
Labour Against Antisemitism fully supports the 48-hour Twitter walkout, in protest at Twitter’s repeated failure to tackle antisemitism on the platform. Not only have our activists regularly reported antisemitic content and accounts, only to see…
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LAAS Statement

Statement on Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism: “The further evidence of Lloyd Russell-Moyle’s problematic views, described in the Sunday Times, presents Labour leader Keir Starmer with no other option than to sack the Brighton Kemptown MP…
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LAAS Statement on the Forde Inquiry

Forde Inquiry
Earlier this week the Forde Inquiry, set up by Keir Starmer to investigate the leaked report ‘The work of the Labour Party’s Governance and Legal Unit in relation to antisemitism, 2014 – 2019’, issued an invitation ‘for evidence and views from…
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LAAS Spokesperson on KMTV

WATCH: LAAS Spokesperson on KMTV
WATCH BELOW: LAAS Spokesperson Euan Philipps appeared on KMTV to discuss Sir Keir Starmer's decision to fire the former Shadow Education Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey from the Shadow Cabinet. Check out this story at Kent Online: https://www…
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LAAS mentioned on BBC ONE re: Rebecca Long-Bailey sacking

LAAS on the BBC One News
Political correspondent Iain Watson name checks LAAS and our work on BBC One prime time news “If Jewish groups such as the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the the campaign Labour Against Antisemitism are pressing him for robust action when…
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LAAS Statement

LAAS Statement on Rebecca Long-Bailey
UPDATE: Rebecca Long Bailey Sacking Labour Against Antisemitism welcomes the sacking of Rebecca Long Bailey by Sir Keir Starmer, a swift and appropriate response and the only course of action. We hope further measures will now be taken to address the…
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Labour Together Report Into 2019 Election

Labour Together Report
Euan Philipps, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “The Labour Together report published today, which reviews the Labour Party’s 2019 general election defeat, correctly identifies antisemitism as a feature of Labour’s defeat…
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LAAS in the Jewish Chronicle

LAAS campaigner writes for the Jewish Chronicle
"After last weekend’s Black Lives Matter demonstrations, a heart-warming picture emerged on the internet. A kind-faced, suit-clad, elderly white man with a sign saying, ‘Racism is a virus, we are the vaccine’, sat deep in thoughtful conversation with…
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Labour's descent into racism

WATCH: LAAS Spokesperson interview
Our spokesperson Euan Philipps met with James Bickerton from the Campaign Against Corbynism to discuss institutional Labour Antisemitism, the EHRC report, and the task facing the new Labour leader Keir Starmer.
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On Jeremy Corbyn's claims about the EHRC

LAAS in The Independent
Jeremy Corbyn casts doubt on impartiality of watchdog investigating Labour antisemitism claims The interview, with Middle East Eye, was fiercely criticised by the organisation Labour Against Antisemitism, which described it as “unacceptable”. “By…
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Comments Regarding the EHRC

Jeremy Corbyn’s Reported Comments
LAAS Statement on Jeremy Corbyn’s Reported Comments Regarding the EHRC Regarding comments made by former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Middle East Eye (‘Jeremy Corbyn questions impartiality of EHRC antisemitism inquiry’) Euan Philipps, spokesperson…
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BBC quote LAAS

LAAS on Labour's new general secretary
Labour Against anti-Semitism spokesman, Euan Phillips, praised the appointment for being "outside the hard left", but said Mr Evans "now has a huge job to tackle institutional anti-Jewish racism in the party", adding: "Actions not words will be the…
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LAAS working with Board of Deputies

LAAS in Jewish News
Jewish News reported on the collaboration between LAAS and the Board of Deputies on briefing the Labour Party over antisemitism cases... "The Labour Party is set to offer a private briefing to the Board of Deputies after the representative body…
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Reports provided by LAAS

Serious Examples of Alleged Anti-Jewish Racism
“Serious Examples of Alleged Anti-Jewish Racism” Have Been Provided to Keir Starmer Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “The reports provided by Labour Against Antisemitism to the Board of Deputies, which have now been…
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MPs share platform with antisemites

Quote by BBC & The Telegraph
Euan Philipps, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said Sir Keir’s response “fails to meet the standards he agreed to just a few weeks ago.” “Instead of removing the parliamentary whip from Ms Abbott and Ms Ribeiro-Addy and insisting that…
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An inadequate measure

MPs Diane Abbott and Bell Ribeiro-Addy
Euan Philipps, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “The actions of Diane Abbott and Bell Ribeiro-Addy, who last night shared a platform with expelled former Labour members Jackie Walker and Tony Greenstein, demanded a strong and…
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LAAS features

Hello Magazine and Design Week
Hello Magazine the Countdown star wrote: "Huge thanks to the lovely people of @LabourAgainstAS for this gorgeous, thoughtful gift for our little one! An owl for Maven (who understands) and a lioness for Aria, it's on our wall already. Painting by…
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LAAS in the media

In the Telegraph and Daily Mail
In the Telegraph: "Labour Against Anti-Semitism, an anti-racism pressure group, has also warned that is considering legal action. In a statement, a spokesman said: “Our lawyers have been in touch with the relevant parties. We have collated and are…
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Report leak causes distress

Founder statement
Denny Taylor of Labour Against Antisemitism said: "The apparent leaking of this report has caused a huge amount of distress for our team of volunteers. Many of them have been under a significant amount of strain due to the recent coronavirus pandemic…
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Serious Data Breach

LAAS Seeking Legal Action
LAAS Seeking Legal Action After Serious Data Breach Threatens Activist Safety We are continuing to seek legal counsel, following the circulation of an internal Labour Party report on antisemitism that contained unredacted personal and inaccurate…
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Sir Keir Starmer’s Front Bench Picks Leave Unanswered Questions on Antisemitism Commitment

Sir Keir Starmer’s Front Bench Picks
Sir Keir Starmer’s Front Bench Picks Leave Unanswered Questions on Antisemitism Commitment Sir Keir Starmer’s choice of some of his front bench team members reveals an apparent lack of judgement regarding antisemitism in the Parliamentary Labour…
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LAAS spokeperson pressures Nick Symonds-Thomas

Shadow Home Secretary Clarifies
The Shadow Home Secretary, Nick Symonds-Thomas, has clarified his position on Hezbollah and the IHRA definition of antisemitism following pressure from our spokesperson Euan Philipps. Mr Philipps questioned two statements apparently made by Mr…
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LAAS on election of Keir Starmer

Cautious optimism
British Jewish Groups Express Cautious Optimism Over New Labour Party Leader’s Pledge to Stamp Out Antisemitism Within the Party Denny Taylor, founder of the internal party advocacy group Labour Against Antisemitism also expressed guarded optimism…
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Keir Starmer elected Party leader

Keir Starmer Party leader
Denny Taylor, founder of Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “Labour Against Antisemitism cautiously welcomes the election of Sir Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party. Ahead of the report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission on its…
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LAAS on Corbyn remarks

‘Misleading’ Remarks on Antisemitism Complaints
Outgoing UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Slammed for ‘Misleading’ Remarks on Antisemitism Complaints “There is no evidence to suggest that Labour’s current disciplinary process for tackling antisemitism is fit for purpose,” said Fiona Sharpe…
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Left wing antisemitism now most common

Latest CST antisemitism figures
“The CST report, “Antisemitic Incidents Report 2019” (published today) is a welcome analysis that shows the extent to which left wing antisemitism is now driving the majority of reported anti-Jewish racist incidents in the UK. The figures are…
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LAAS statement

Show Racism The Red Card
Euan Philipps, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “The antiracism charity, Show Racism The Red Card (SRTRC), has apparently been brought into disrepute by its own CEO, Ged Grebby. Recent actions such as inviting Ken Loach to judge the…
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LAAS feature in UKLFI event

"Labour and antisemitism - where do we go from here?"
A well attended event by UKLFI featuring LAAS and human rights Lawyer Daniel Ornstein took place at JW3. The panel discussion was called "Labour and antisemitism - where do we go from here?"
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"flawed" figures

Briefing
Labour Against Antisemitism Briefing on “Flawed” Labour Antisemitism Figures Overview Labour Against Antisemitism questions reliability of new Labour antisemitism figures; Underlying figures show the party is still apparently failing to tackle…
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Israel blamed for Labour antisemitism

Labour International
Our comment on Labour International trying to blame Israel for stoking Labour's antisemitism crisis It would appear that Labour International CLP, one of the Labour Party’s largest membership organisations, needs to be placed in special measures as a…
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Our reaction

Metropolitan Police have passed five cases of Labour antisemitism to the CPS
The Metropolitan Police’s referral of these cases to the CPS underlines the degree of criminality that anti-Jewish racism in the Labour Party has reached. It is our understanding that four of these individuals were reported to the Labour Party by…
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Labour and national antisemitism figures

Antisemitism stats
Sometimes it's not enough to hear numbers, so we have represented what is going on visually. Jeremy Corbyn’s most devoted supporters are nearly 50% more likely to agree with 4+ antisemitic statements than Nigel Farage's most devoted supporters, 6…
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Labour accused of bullying

The Courier
Fiona Sharpe, of the campaign group Labour Against Antisemitism, said there is “serious and substantial evidence” the candidate holds views “which should have no place in mainstream British politics”. She said: “Anyone who has seen the video that…
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Corbyn's 'apology'

The JPost
Fiona Sharpe, spokeswoman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said that “Jeremy Corbyn’s grudging apology, when it finally arrived today, was an inadequate response to widespread concerns that the Labour Party he is leading is institutionally…
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Jeremy Corbyn embracing 'blood libel' preacher

LAAS in the Mail online
Euan Philipps, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: 'In August 2015, Mr Corbyn claimed that he had been ''unaware'' of a British court's findings in 2012 that found Raed Salah guilty of blood libel. 'However, footage revealed today shows…
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New video footage of Corbyn

LAAS statement
Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “The video of Jeremy Corbyn standing at the stage while the speaker (allegedly Ismail Patel, Director of Friends of Al-Aqsa, supporters of Hamas) is damning. At one point, the speaker is…
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LAAS on the BBC, ITV, Mail

LAAS expose Secret Labour group
Mail & Mail On Sunday: Labour Election candidate ran secret Facebook group which advises party 'Holocaust deniers' how to beat charges of antisemitism Denny Taylor, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: ‘This confirms that the Labour Party…
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Refusal by Labour to Investigate

LAAS Statement
Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “The refusal of the Labour Party to investigate Carmarthen East candidate Maria Carroll, without even seeing the evidence accumulated by Labour Against Antisemitism and GnasherJew, is a…
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Spokesman interviewed on Sky News

LAAS on Sky News
Watch LAAS spokesman, Fiona Sharpe, interviewed for a segment on Sky News about Labour antisemitism
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Statement on Chris Williamson

LAAS Statement
Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “The decision of Labour’s NEC ruling body not to allow Chris Williamson to stand as the Labour candidate for Derby North is too late in coming and totally inadequate. Mr Williamson should…
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Group refuses to campaign

LAAS in the Evening Standard and Mail Online
LAAS were quoted in two newspapers: Joe Murphy in the Evening Standard writes The pressure group Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS) branded the party "unfit to be in Government" because of "endemic" racism against Jewish people. It urged the public…
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LAAS statement

MP appoints alleged Holocaust denier
Alleged well-known Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi ally Kasey Carver is appointed as Campaign Coordinator for Labour MP Labour Against Antisemitism is appalled that Kasey Carver, alleged former ally of convicted neo-Nazi Alison Chabloz, has been…
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LAAS in the Spectator

Shamelessness of Labour moderates
From Stephen Daisley in the Spectator: "Anti-racism campaign Labour Against Anti-Semitism (LAAS) has today issued its position on the General Election. LAAS, responsible for exposing a litany of anti-Semites in Labour’s ranks, warns party members…
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Why we are here

A message from our founder
I founded Labour Against Antisemitism as a naïve but enthusiastic teenager during my final year of A-levels in February 2017. Back then I only knew a fraction of what I now know about antisemitism in the Labour Party, but the one thing I did know was…
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LAAS Statement

General Election Statement
Labour Against Antisemitism will be sending a clear and consistent message to the public throughout this general election: that Jeremy Corbyn is unfit to be Prime Minister and that the Labour Party is unfit to be in government. Over the last three…
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LAAS Statement

Chris Williamson
Euan Philipps, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism said: "Today’s High Court judgement that the suspension of Chris Williamson must continue and that the disciplinary process must run its course is welcome. We hope that the Labour Party…
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Suspended activist tries to prevent new rules to deal with antisemites

LAAS in the Jewish Chronicle
Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “Glyn Secker appears to be organising an emergency motion to block plans to enable expulsions from the Labour Party for antisemitism. "Just a few months ago, his widely reported ‘What on…
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Antisemitism rules not for Jews

LAAS statement
Once again, the Labour Party appears to have shamelessly flaunted its disregard for the Jewish community. Labour has apparently declined to consult Jewish community leaders on disciplining their members for antisemitism. This is a disgrace, and…
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BDS founder invited to speak at conference

LAAS statement
Labour Against Antisemitism are appalled that Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of BDS, has been invited to speak at a fringe event at this year's Labour conference. The BDS movement is considered by many to be antisemitic due to its apparent support for…
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Concerns dismissed about Labour antisemitism

Professor Miller
According to the Daily Telegraph ‘Bristol University accused of failing to heed Jewish students' complaints’: Bristol University dismissed the concerns of Jewish Students about Professor David Miller, a Labour member, who told undergraduates that…
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'clear antisemitism' overlooked for a year

An expulsion - 1 year on
Labour activist who said Labour MP Jess Phillips was paid £1 million by 'Israeli lobby' expelled. Ian Humphries also shared antisemitic images & attacked Luciana Berger. Phillips was made aware of “very clear antisemitism" by the GnasherJew account…
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LAAS spokesman appears on BBC News

LAAS on the BBC
Labour Against Antisemitism spokesman, Fiona Sharpe, was on BBC news talking about antisemitism in the Labour Party, senior Labour figure Peter Willsman and Labour’s disciplinary process
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Red carpet treatment for Miller

Reported for antisemitism and welcomed at Parliament
Professor David Miller was reported by LAAS to the Labour Party for Antisemitism, after a series of public comments that were felt to be antisemitic according to the IHRA definition. Not only was no action taken, but today he is being hosted in…
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Our concern at MP support for a Jeremy Corbyn Government

LAAS Statement
“We are concerned that many MPs, some who have previously professed themselves allies in the fight against antisemitism, appear willing to disregard the concerns of the British Jewish community to promote and enable a Jeremy Corbyn government. It…
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Labour finds a way to let off ‘antisemite’ allies of Jeremy Corbyn

LAAS in the Sunday Times 'Big Read'
Labour has been accused of letting off allies of Jeremy Corbyn accused of antisemitism by claiming that reported activists are not even members of the party. Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS) has reported more than 1,200 accusations of antisemitic…
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