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Board of Deputies and JLC: ‘Never has our community made a more powerful statement that we will not tolerate antisemitism in the Labour Party’

March 27, 2018 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush and Jewish Leadership Council Chair Jonathan Goldstein have issued a statement thanking all of those who travelled to Parliament Square on Monday to demonstrate their opposition to antisemitism in the Labour Party.

They said: “Yesterday, thousands of people from our community and far beyond came together in Parliament Square to tell Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party leadership that Enough is Enough. We  were overwhelmed by the response from 2,000 people who travelled to Westminster at 24 hours notice, including more than 30 MPs from Labour and other parties, and friends from the Muslim, Christian, Sikh and Hindu communities. Never has our community made a more powerful statement that we will not tolerate antisemitism in the Labour Party.

“We note Jeremy Corbyn’s apology but we are almost three years into his leadership and words are no longer enough  – now we need action. The Labour Party must finally demonstrate that it has the genuine will and determination to act effectively against the hate in its membership. We will not be silent and we will continue to hold it to account.”