Board of Deputies Vice President Marie van der Zyl has responded to the leak of Baroness Royall’s report into allegations of antisemitism among Labour-supporting students at Oxford University:
“We have long called for the release of this report. Questions will continue to be raised as to why this document had to emerge as a leak rather than be published by the party itself.
“We note that the Royall report establishes that, ’there have been some incidents of antisemitic behaviour and that it is appropriate for the disciplinary procedures of our Party to be invoked’.
“We hope that these incidents, first reported in February, will be swiftly investigated, and that justice will be both done and be seen to be done to send a clear message about where Labour stands on this issue.
“Antisemitism is simply unacceptable whether on campus, in our politics, or anywhere in our society.”