Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has reacted to news that the Metropolitan Police has launched a criminal inquiry into allegations of antisemitic hate crimes within the Labour Party.
Amanda said: “This comes as no surprise to us. There is a deeply embedded culture of antisemitism in parts of the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn has done close to nothing to address it, to the extent that some cases may now even meet a criminal threshold. We have repeatedly set out what Labour needs to do, including taking firm disciplinary action against antisemites and making its opaque processes transparent. Jeremy Corbyn must also apologise for his personal failings to confront racism.”