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Decision to reinstate Jeremy Corbyn to Labour Party is a ‘retrograde step’

November 17, 2020 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Jewish community leaders have reacted to today’s decision to  re-admit Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour Party.

Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl, Jewish Leadership Chair Jonathan Goldstein and Community Security Trust Chief Executive Mark Gardner said:

“Today’s decision is a retrograde step for the Party in its relations with the Jewish community. Jeremy Corbyn’s dismissive approach to the damning EHRC’s findings rightly saw him suspended. For Jeremy Corbyn’s allies on the NEC to expedite his case whilst hundreds of other cases languished under his tenure, and his confected non-apology earlier today adds insult to injury. This politicisation of the process goes against what the EHRC recommended just last month. Labour’s mountain to climb to win back the trust of our community just got higher.”