“Spot on” policy questions to Johnson and Hunt in Birmingham yesterday showed Tory activists as they really are.
Posts Tagged: Anti-Semitism
Fiyaz Mughal: Lewis genuinely cares – but the Party lacks transparency over its anti-Muslim problem. Here’s what it should do.
The final piece of our mini-series about anti-Muslim prejudice – and what the Government and Party should do about it.
The first in a mini-series of three pieces on this site about anti-Muslim prejudice – and what the Government and Party should do about it.
WATCH: Chakrabarti on Labour anti-semitism – “There is no interference from Corbyn or his staff in disciplinary process”
“There is a serious issue here. We have had a problem in the Labour Party. It goes way back…we have to not be factional. “
This small measure may well go some way to restoring the faith of voters in democratic measures – not least in Oxford.
WATCH: McDonnell ‘hopes’ Labour will get a “get a clean bill of health” from antisemitism investigation
The Shadow Chancellor was being asked about a possible intervention by the human rights watchdog.
Plus: What anti-Muslim prejudice? I know of a Tory branch that moved their meeting from a pub in an attempt to make a Muslim member feel more comfortable.
Flawed, of dubious judgement, and late to the fight. But if he’s the only big beast willing to challenge anti-semitism, at least it’s better than nothing.
He rejects the claim that the party is institutionally tainted but says that clearly “it has got a problem”.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
Bower writes him off as a loser, which is perhaps what he will end up being. But he did much better at the last general election than the commentariat expected.
As long as traditional Labour voters stick with the party, opportunities for the Independent Group will be limited.
WATCH: Watson declares that “a virulent form of identity politics” has seized Labour. And the defections? They are “premature”.
“Time is short for us to confront the scale of the problem and meet the consequences.”
He argues for training and rehabilitation of racist Party members as well as expulsions.
WATCH: “The fact that Berger should even be subject to a no confidence motion is shameful”, says Blair
The former Labour leader says that Watson is right to say that her local party sjhould be suspended.