Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl and Jewish Leadership Council Chair Jonathan Goldstein have reacted to the Parliamentary Labour Party’s motion setting a deadline for the Labour leadership over antisemitism.
In a statement, they said: “We welcome the decision of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) this evening to set a deadline to hold Jeremy Corbyn to account over antisemitism. Since our meeting with him on 24 April 2018, the party has not taken the necessary actions to rid itself of this racism. His lack of leadership has been extremely disappointing. We hope the PLP’s motion will push Labour to finally put in place the recommendations we discussed with Mr Corbyn. If he is truly against antisemitism this is an opportunity to prove it, once and for all.”