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LBC with co-director Alex Hearn, discussing Azhar Ali

LAAS director on LBC
LAAS co-director Alex Hearn was invited onto LBC to discuss antisemitism in the Labour party and the Azhar Ali case https://x.com/LBC/status/1757669719715336528?s=20
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LAAS launch complaint

Sky News report on LAAS call to suspend Azhar Ali
Sky News reported on LAAS demand that Azhar Ali, candidate in the Rochdale by-election, be suspended as a party member after he suggested Israel let the 7 October Hamas attack go ahead so it could invade Gaza. They quoted the complaint submitted by…
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LAAS co-director gives talk at EU Parliament

Watch: EU Parliament antisemitism talk
Watch: talk given by LAAS co-director Alex Hearn at the European Parliament. This 15 minute clip from the talk covers antisemitism following the October 7th massacre by Hamas.
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Bromley and Livingstone withdraw

Statement on EHRC challenge
Statement on the EHRC challenge being withdrawn by Ken Livingstone and Pam Bromley: "Labour Against Antisemitism are reassured that the EHRC report into antisemitism in the Labour Party remains unchanged and stands in full. It speaks volumes that…
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LAAS co-director on BBC Scotland drivetime

Comment on BBC about "Maestro" film
LAAS co-director Alex Hearn on BBC Scotland drivetime, talking about Bradley Cooper's prosthetic nose for the film "Maestro", about Jewish conductor Leonard Bernstein
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LAAS statement on IRGC

LAAS call for IRGC ban
LAAS statement on IRGC chiefs telling UK students to join ‘apocalyptic war’ on Jews: "The Iran Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) are a powerful international terrorist organisation involved in crushing dissent in their own country. Allowing their senior…
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'crass' diversity training revealed by LAAS

LAAS uncover 'inner Hitler' workshop
LAAS uncover "curb your inner Hitler" diversity training course https://www.thejc.com/news/news/holocaust-centre-condemned-for-curb-your-inner-hitler-workshop-12DeMb5YJi5jqrQt9mGs51 A spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS), who uncovered…
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Sponsored by LAAS

The annual Pete Newbon Award
Labour Against Antisemitism is honoured to sponsor the 2023 Pete Newbon award, which will be presented annually by the London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (LCSCA) to the person who has contributed most to the public understanding…
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LAAS co-director reveals Waters' show

Roger Waters' show exposed
After posting his reaction along with a translation of the German language review of Roger Waters' gig in Berlin, LAAS co-director Alex Hearn's tweet went viral and was widely reported. This comes one years after LAAS revealed his part in Palestine…
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LAAS quoted in newspaper exposé

Suspended Cllr still campaigning
LAAS were quoted in the Jewish Chronicle's exposé about a Labour council leader. Despite being suspended from the party over antisemitism accusations, he was at the forefront of campaigning at last week’s local elections Cllr Mohammed Iqbal was…
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Daily Mail quote LAAS

LAAS comment on antisemitic cartoon
The Daily Mail have quoted LAAS in their article about the antisemitic cartoon by Martin Rowson in The Guardian Guardian apologises after being accused of 'shocking' antisemitism Alex Hearn, co-director of Labour Against Antisemitism, said: ‘It is…
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'Zionazi' tweets by Maqsood Ghulam Ahmad

LAAS uncover diversity guru tweets
Leading government diversity guru, Maqsood Ghulam Ahmad, has been forced to stand down from his latest role as a director of an NHS trust, after LAAS uncovered a history of problematic social media posts. Alex Hearn, a director of Labour Against…
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LAAS on TV News re: Diane Abbott letter

On BBC, C4 News and Sky News
LAAS were invited comment by various mainstream TV News channels about Diane Abbott's letter to The Observer newspaper on the hierachy racism and antisemitism. LAAS spokesperson, Fiona Sharpe, was featured on BBC News, Channel 4 News and Sky News…
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LAAS quoted nationwide over Diane Abbott comments

LAAS across national media
LAAS have been widely quoted across national media for our response over Diane Abbott's comments. Platforms include Sky News, The Mirror, The Telegraph, the Mail, Yahoo News, The Independent, The Express, Metro and many more
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LAAS spokesperson on LBC

On LBC re: Diane Abbott's comments
LAAS were invited onto LBC to discuss Diane Abbott's comments about racism. Listen to LAAS spokeperson Fiona Sharpe on Nick Ferrari's show here https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1650456272678920193?s=20
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Holocaust talk and interview for Reach PLC

LAAS in the Daily Mirror
Reach PLC invited LAAS co-director Alex Hearn to deliver a talk about the Holocaust and contemporary antisemitism for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). He was also interviewed for Reach PLC, and you can see part of his interview posted here by…
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Alex Hearn on Talk TV

LAAS on Talk TV
LAAS director Alex Hearn was invited on Talk TV / Talk Radio to explain why Gary Lineker's comparison to Nazi Germany was inappropriate https://twitter.com/hearnimator/status/1635363451328671744?s=20
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LAAS calls for Chabloz appeal to be rejected

LAAS exclusive in the Daily Star
The Daily Star reported that LAAS urged officials dismiss the appeal of the former Labour Party member and notorious antisemitic blogger Alison Chabloz. Alison Chabloz, 58, claimed gas showers were Jews were murdered in their hundreds of thousands…
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LAAS uncover group behind toxic flyer

LAAS expose radical student group
Inside the toxic group that called on Brits to root out 'Zionists' LAAS discover that flyer which caused outrage was was made by Key 48, a campaign group founded by the Palestine Society at the University of Westminster. Their material also includes…
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LAAS on EHRC being lifted

LAAS on LBC
LAAS on LBC: Labour Against Antisemitism's Fiona Sharpe emphasises theres 'still work to be done' despite Keir Starmer bringing the party 'back to a more tolerable place'. https://twitter.com/i/status/1625792341389844482
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‘virulently anti-Jewish’ tweets dating back years

Labour official suspended
LAAS expose account of Labour official, hiding in plain sight: "Alex Hearn, a director for campaign organisation Labour Against Antisemitism, who uncovered Ms Burke’s alleged tweets, described the content as “virulently anti-Jewish" and called on the…
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The meaning of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi

Emma Picken on the latest NEC election
Opinion: Emma Picken asks what the election of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi to the NEC, the Labour party's highest governing body, means for the party. The meaning of Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi For political nerds in Labour like me, the results of the Labour…
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LAAS on former leader on Hezbollah linked channel

LAAS quote on Corbyn's Al-Mayadeen comments
LAAS were quoted in the Jewish Chronicle after the former party leader gave an interview to Lebanese station Al-Mayadeen, which has frequently employed antisemitic rhetoric in its opinion and analysis content Jeremy Corbyn ‘must be expelled from…
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BBC features LAAS evidence

LAAS on the BBC
LAAS provided new evidence for the BBC in their article on Lisa Forbes, and were also quoted several times in the article. My comeback was blocked by Labour factionalism, says former MP This week, Labour Against Antisemitism told the BBC it had…
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LAAS campaign Goldsmiths University

LAAS on attacks against David Hirsh
Goldsmiths to support Jewish academic David Hirsh after ‘unwarranted’ attack from SU President Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS), which has been campaigning for Goldsmiths to investigate the tweets, said that it is "encouraging" that a review has…
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Labour’s ‘repeat offenders’: LAAS quoted

LAAS quote
Labour’s ‘repeat offenders’: Three ‘rehabilitated’ councillors face fresh antisemitism claims Euan Philipps, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS), told the JC: “We are extremely concerned at what appears a systemic failure of vetting…
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LAAS expose another Labour official's posts

Haringey councillor
LAAS uncovered posts by Haringey councillor, Joy Wallace. In them she said a Rabbi was paid to criticise former party leader Jeremy Corbyn, called Countdown's Jewish star Rachel Riley a “witch” for opposing the former Labour leader and also…
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LAAS quoted in the Daily Star

Student with swastika
A spokesman for antisemitism fighting group Labour Against Antisemitism's director Alex Hearn told the Daily Star that racism and Nazi swastikas are “never a laughing matter”. He said: “Racism against all minorities and anti-Jewish hate symbols are…
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LAAS uncover antisemitic posts

Holocaust denial councillor
LAAS researchers uncovered Labour councillor Newham, Belgica Guaña, who shared an article denying the Holocaust and claimed Adolf Hitler was “completely justified”. Our research was featured by The Mail and the Jewish Chronicle. You can read them…
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LAAS research in the national media: Mail, Telegraph, Times and more

LAAS expose new NUS president
LAAS research was used by the national media, after we discovered troubling posts by Labour member and new NUS president Shaima Dallali. It was featured in The Telegraph, Mail, Times, Daily News UK and Jewish Chronicle Telegraph Two out of four of…
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LAAS Euan Philipps published in Fathom Journal

Labour's complacent narrative
Keir Starmer’s attempt to portray the Labour Party as having ‘closed the door’ on antisemitism is premature, Euan Philipps writes in Fathom Journal https://fathomjournal.org/keir-starmers-attempt-to-portray-the-labour-party-as-having-closed-the-door…
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A look at our stories which hit the press

Top LAAS stories
7 times LAAS broke major news stories Labour finds a way to let off ‘anti-semite’ allies of Jeremy Corbyn \ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/labour-finds-a-way-to-let-off-anti-semite-jeremy-corbyn-allies-vgmqq32mf At Least 10 Labour Councillors Or…
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CST's Antisemitic Incidents Report 2021

LAAS statement on CST stats
Fiona Sharpe, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: Statement  "Once again we see a shocking rise in antisemitic hate incidents outlined in the CST figures for 2021. These figures only go to highlight the vital importance of groups…
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The Sun quote Labour Against Antisemitism

LAAS quoted in The Sun
Whoopi sparks Holocaust fury Alex Hearn of Labour Against Antisemitism, added: "Goldberg has glossed over the Holocaust's racist purpose - to exterminate Jews" Goldberg repeated her apology on The Late Show - but also defended her earlier comments.
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Full length tribute to Pete Newbon

A tribute
Below is the full length version of the tribute posted in the Jewish Chronicle. You can add your own thoughts & memories to his tribute page here, and you can read this tribute published by Jewish News. Pete Newbon The outpouring of love for Pete…
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Mail On Sunday and Jewish Chronicle run LAAS report

LAAS exclusive in the Mail on Sunday
LAAS discovered, researched and exposed the story about a Labour MP who was the founder of a company which produced antisemitic content: Labour MP Grahame Morris is director of a controversial website that 'broke antisemitic guidelines' Research by…
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Palestinian Deep Dive exemplifies "fantasy world"

LAAS opinion in Jewish Chronicle
Opinion piece about online platform discovered by LAAS: Palestine Deep Dive exemplifies the fantasy world of many on the left Worse, the ideology behind it seeks to reframe the so-called 'Jewish Question' https://www.thejc.com/lets-talk/all…
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LAAS calls on judge for custodial sentence

LAAS exclusive: comment in the Daily Star
EXCLUSIVE: Antisemitism fighting group Labour Against Antisemitism has called on the judge to hand down a tough custodial sentence to neo-Nazi Matthew Henegan, who blamed Jews for Covid The director of Labour Against Antisemitism, Alex Hearn…
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Royal Court Theatre map erasing Israel

LAAS discover another Royal Court Theatre issue
LAAS exclusive in the Jewish Chronicle EXCLUSIVE: Theatre at centre of antisemitism storm showed map erasing Israel Alex Hearn, Director of Labour Against Antisemitism, said: "The Royal Court Theatre has previously courted controversy for plays and…
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Press report LAAS comment on Sally Rooney

The Jewish Chronicle quote LAAS on Sally Rooney
LAAS quoted in the Jewish Chronicle article about Sally Rooney: Boris’ biographer says Sally Rooney’s stance is ‘pretty antisemitic’ Euan Philipps, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “It is unsurprising that Labour MP Zarah Sultana…
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Guido and Argus report on LAAS complaint about MP

LAAS in the press re: Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Guido Fawkes 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…
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Labour antisemitism

LAAS on LBC
LAAS spokesperson Fiona Sharpe interviewed by Nick Ferrari on LBC radio about Labour antisemitism and the Labour 2021 conference
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On Labour banning groups

LAAS on Mail+
Labour Against Antisemitism’s spokesperson Fiona Sharpe said the organisations had ‘overwhelmingly’ denied antisemitism. She added: ‘The very fact that the Labour National Executive Committee is looking at proscribing these four organisations and the…
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CST's antisemitism report

Statement on "The Month of Hate"
Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: "The findings of this report show an outpouring of racism unprecedented in the CST's history of monitoring antisemitism. So-called antiracist associations have, for too long…
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Absurd attacks on Lord Austin

LAAS in the Jewish Chronicle
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…
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LAAS in the Jewish Chronicle

Comments by Labour chair of ward in Hackney
EXCLUSIVE: Labour official said during Palestine debate that Jews ‘took over… by a series of genocides’ The party is being urged to investigate the comments made by the chair of the Victoria ward CLP in Hackney Euan Philipps, spokesman for Labour…
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Messages reveal antisemitism

Labour members revolt against antisemitism training
Labour members revolt against antisemitism training EXCLUSIVE: Facebook messages reveal antisemitism and conspiracy theories in response to invitation to training sessions However, Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS) warned that the messages exposed…
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LAAS Statement

Statement on Pete Newbon
LAAS Statement on Pete Newbon “Labour Against Antisemitism has witnessed the events unfolding following our director Pete Newbon’s Twitter post with disbelief. Pete is well known within the Jewish community as a thoroughly decent and kind man, and as…
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Latest Press

LAAS in the Express and Jewish Chronicle
"Fiona Sharpe, spokeswoman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “Some of the social media comments from Labour MPs over the last few days regarding the situation in Israel and Gaza have been ill-advised and ill-informed. They have a duty to use…
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Statement on rise of antisemitism

Recent antisemitic events
Statement from Emma Picken, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism. LAAS Statement on the Recent Antisemitic Events in London “Over this last week numerous Labour MPs have lined up to present a biased one-sided narrative over the events…
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No expulsion for up to 3/4 of cases

Labour's disciplinary stats
Labour Antisemitism Statistics - Up To Three Quarters of Cases Are Still Not Leading to Expulsion We take a look at the latest set of disciplinary statistics from the Labour Party, covering the period March 2020 – March 2021. Summary: Between March…
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Labour accused of "Letting off antisemitism"

LAAS in the Telegraph
LAAS were once again quoted at length in the national press. This time by the Telegraph about the Labour party's new complaints handbook... Labour accused of 'letting off antisemitism' after failing to expel members Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS…
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LAAS in the Jewish Chronicle

Front page quote
LAAS quoted on the front page of the Jewish Chronicle, regarding "70% of Labour members still think the party has no problem with Jew hate and don't want Corbyn expelled" Labour Against Antisemitism insisted that the party needed a “culture change…
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They cannot guarantee the safety of minority groups

Statement: The failure of Bristol University
Fiona Sharpe, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism said: “The failure of Bristol University to effectively address David Miller’s antisemitic comments continues to place their Jewish students at risk. The group of hard left extremists about…
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Corbyn's shadow darkens Labour

Statement: Starmer's honeymoon period is over
Euan Philipps, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism said: “After the publication of the EHRC report last October, Labour leader Keir Starmer said “those who think there’s no problem with anti-semitism in the Labour Party... should be nowhere…
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“reminiscent of the worst days of the Corbyn leadership”

Statement on Haringey councillors readmission
Haringey Councillors Readmission “reminiscent of the worst days of the Corbyn leadership” “The lifting of the suspensions of two Labour councillors, Noah Tucker and Peston Tabois (and the subsequent re-suspension of Tucker two days later) following…
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LAAS uncover Labour official's charges

Elbit HQ vandal suspect is Labour official
Fiona Sharpe, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism (LAAS) said: “The alleged presence and participation by a Labour Party official is sadly unsurprising and if found guilty Anthony Bardos should face immediate expulsion.” https://www.thejc…
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“anti-Zionist action network” target LAAS

Threats against LAAS in the news
Corbyn supporters threaten to ‘take care of’ Jewish activists Group of hard-left Labour members is being investigated by police after it set up a network to discover the addresses of Jewish Labour activists A group of Labour members, a number of whom…
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Statement on Miller's comments

Professor David Miller
“This recent example of Professor David Miller promoting apparently antisemitic views is just the latest in a long line of concerning incidents. Given his track record, including being suspended by the Labour Party, it is astonishing that the…
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"endemic culture" of antisemitism in Labour's Newham council grouping

LAAS quoted over Newham council antisemitism
Euan Philipps, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, called for Cllr Mughal to be suspended. Mr Philipps said: "Councillor Mughal appears to have promoted a series of antisemitic posts via his Facebook account. It is therefore astonishing…
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Two Thirds of Serious Cases Are Allowed to Remain in the Party

Reading the Labour Party Antisemitism Stats
On Thursday 21st January, the Labour Party did something it had failed to do for over a year: it published statistics_[1]_ on the outcomes of cases determined by subpanels of the Labour Party’s Disputes Panel. There has been on ongoing challenge of…
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Statement on Labour's EHRC plan

Labour Party’s response to the EHRC report
The Labour Party’s response to the EHRC report into antisemitism, published this morning, provides a good framework for tackling institutional anti-Jewish racism within the organisation. We welcome the commitment to establish an independent…
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A wake-up call for our universities

Statement on campus antisemitism report
The CST report ‘Campus Antisemitism in Britain 2018-20’ is a wake-up call for our universities. They must take significant actions to curb the levels of escalating anti-Jewish racism found within their halls and lecture theatres. Much of the type of…
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The moment of truth has arrived

Starmer’s Plan For The EHRC May Define His Leadership
On December 10, 2017, then Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the Jewish Labour Movement’s Chanukah party and announced to a sceptical room there was “zero tolerance of antisemitism anywhere in the Labour Party”. Three years later to the day, in…
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Euan Philipps and Emma Picken on Jonny Gould’s Jewish State

LAAS Jonny Gould interview
Labour Against Antisemitism: Corbyn loses the whip but has Starmer lost the plot? Featuring Euan Philipps and Emma Picken of Labour Against Antisemitism. Jeremy Corbyn spent just nineteen days suspended from the Labour Party after the Equality and…
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Jewish Journal use LAAS findings

LAAS research used by press
Following the release of the EHRC report into Labour antisemitism, a follow up article was published by the Jewish Journal called "How Corbyn Breathed Antisemitism Into The Labour Party". To illustrate their article, they used screenshots from Labour…
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Antisemitism in the Labour Party: LAAS on Sky News

LAAS on Sky News
LAAS spokesperson Fiona Sharpe appeared on Sky News at length to discuss tackling antisemitism in the Labour Party: "The EHRC report stated clearly that the disciplinary process - as it stands within the Labour Party - was not fit for purpose: it…
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Statement on Whip Withheld from Corbyn

Withholding of the Whip from Jeremy Corbyn
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…
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LAAS Statement on Corbyn’s Reinstatement

Lifting of Jeremy Corbyn’s Suspension
LAAS Statement on the Lifting of Jeremy Corbyn’s Suspension Fiona Sharpe, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, has said: “The lifting of Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension from the Labour Party, following his non-apology, serves only to further…
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BBC News on LAAS findings

LAAS quoted by the BBC
LAAS were once again quoted by the BBC. This time it was regarding our findings about alleged antisemitism by a Unison leadership candidate. "In a twist to the contest, the campaign group Labour Against Antisemitism has made a complaint against Mr…
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Huffpost piece on LAAS findings

LAAS on Unison leadership candidate
Article about LAAS, regarding alleged antisemitism by Unison leadership candidate Roger McKenzie Labour Against Antisemitism has urged the party to suspend Unison assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie for sharing social media posts that…
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LAAS press following EHRC report

Post EHRC media
In the wake of the extensive press coverage LAAS received following the release of the EHRC report into Labour antisemitism, there was more media interest.... LAAS were quoted in The Observer "Fiona Sharpe, spokeswoman for Labour Against Antisemitism…
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EHRC report coverage featuring LAAS

LAAS EHRC media
LAAS featured heavily in the press when the Equality and Human Rights Commission report on Labour antisemitism was released This included ITV (Peston), Sky News, The Mirror, An opinion piece on the Jewish Chronicle front page, a feature in Jewish…
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EHRC report publication statement

The EHRC report on Labour antisemitism
LAAS Statement on the EHRC Report Denny Taylor, founder of Labour Against Antisemitism, has said: “We welcome the publication of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission report into the Labour Party. In our view the report’s conclusion that the…
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Facebook Crackdown on Hate

Facebook's Ban of Holocaust Denial
Labour Against Antisemitism welcomes Facebook’s decision to ban Holocaust denial from its platform. Our researchers have frequently encountered this especially distressing manifestation of antisemitism in the course of their work exposing anti-Jewish…
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On Unite cutting Labour funding

Len McCluskey Funding Threat
Euan Philipps, spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism, said: “If Len McCluskey, the General Secretary of Unite, is threatening the further removal of financial support in order to dictate Labour Party policy then that should be welcomed by…
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Who is to blame?

Labour's leaked report
Labour’s Leaked Report: Who Is to Blame for Antisemitism in Britain’s Labour Party? By Dave Rich Dave Rich, the CST’s Head of Policy, looks at the leaked Labour Party report ‘The Work of the Labour Party’s Governance and Legal Unit in relation to…
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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 will…
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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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