Britain / 06-04-2017

100 Labour MPs denounce Party for failing to confront antisemitism

Source: ynet


In an unprecedented move, 100 British Labour MPs have denounced their own party for failing to significantly discipline a prominent antisemitic member.

 

On Tuesday, the party’s disciplinary committee passed judgment on former mayor of London Ken Livingstone, who had falsely claimed that Adolf Hitler was a Zionist and that the Zionist movement collaborated with the Nazis. Livingstone had been a top ally of Labour’s radical leader Jeremy Corbyn, who appointed him to oversee a key defense policy review. In a decision that drew condemnation from Britain’s Jewish organizations and its chief rabbi, the party committee opted merely to suspend Livingstone from holding office for one year. He promptly reiterated his purported innocence and his Holocaust revisionism, claiming that the only Jews he had heard from supported him. As one satirical outlet put it, “Suspended for Year Over Hitler Comments, Livingstone Complains Wrist Bruised.”

 

This spectacle proved intolerable for 100 of Labour’s 229 members of parliament, who signed a pointed statement titled “Not in Our Name” condemning their own party: “This week the institutions of the Labour Party have betrayed our values. We stand united in making it clear that we will not allow our party to be a home for antisemitism and Holocaust revisionism. We stand with the Jewish community and British society against this insidious racism. This was not done in our name and we will not allow it to go unchecked.”

 

Labour MPs

AlexanderHeidi
AliRushanara
AustinIan
BaileyAdrian
BarronSir Kevin
BergerLuciana
BlomfieldPaul
BrabinTracy
BradshawBen
BuckKaren
BryantChris
ByrneLiam
CadburyRuth
CoakerVernon
CoffeyAnn
CooperYvette
CoyleNeil
CreaghMary
CreasyStella
CruddasJon
DavidWayne
DePieroGloria
DebbonaireThangam
DoughtyStephen
DowdPeter
DromeyJack
DugherMichael
EagleAngela
EagleMaria
ElliottJulie
EllmanLouise
ElmoreChris
EvansChris
FieldFrank
FlintCaroline
FoxcroftVicky
FurnissGill
GapesMike
GardinerBarry
GlindonMary
GoodmanHelen
GreenKate
GreenwoodLilian
GriffithNia
GywnneAndrew
HaighLouise
HansonDavid
HarrisCarolyn
HodgeDame Margaret
HodgsonSharon
HuqRupa
JarvisDan
JonesGraham
JonesHelen
JonesSusan Elan
KeeleyBarbara
KendallLiz
KinnockStephen
KylePeter
LammyDavid
LeslieChris
Lewell-BuckEmma
LewisIvan
LucasIanC.
LynchHolly
McCabeSteve
McDonaghSiobhain
McFaddenPat
McGinnConor
McGovernAlison
McKinnellCatherine
MactaggartFiona
MaddersJustin
MalhotraSeema
MannJohn
MarrisRob
MathesonChristian
MoonMadeleine
MurrayIan
NandyLisa
PennycookMatthew
PerkinsToby
PhillipsJess
PhillipsonBridget
PowellLucy
RaynerAngela
ReynoldsEmma
ReynoldsJonathan
RyanJoan
SharmaVirendra
ShukerGavin
SiddiqTulip
SmeethRuth
SmithAngela
SmithJeff
SmithOwen
SnellGareth
StreetingWes
ThomasGareth
TimmsStephen
TurleyAnna
TwiggStephen
UmunnaChuka
WilsonPhil
WoodcockJohn
WrightIain

 

Labour Peers

Bns (Irene) Adams of Craigielea
Rt Hon Bns (Hilary) Armstrong of Hill Top
L (Willy) Bach
Rt Hon L (Steve) Bassam
L (Jeremy) Beecham
L (Clive) Brooke of Alverthorpe
L (Michael) Cashman
L (Ray) Collins of Highbury
Bns (Christine) Crawley
Rt Hon Bns (Brenda) Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde
L (Bernard) Donoughue
L (Alf) Dubs
Rt Hon L (Charlie) Falconer of Thoroton QC
Rt Hon L (George) Foulkes of Cumnock
Bns (Mary) Goudie
L (Toby) Harris of Haringey
Bns (Anna) Healy of Primrose Hill
Rt Hon Bns (Beverley) Hughes of Stretford
L (Julian) Hunt of Chesterton
Rt Hon L (Philip) Hunt of Kings Heath
Bns (Maggie) Jones of Whitchurch
Rt Hon B (Tessa) Jowell
L (Roy) Kennedy of Southwark
Bns (Denise) Kingsmill
Rt Hon L (Jim) Knight of Weymouth
Bns (Doreen) Lawrence of Clarendon
L (Chris) Lennie
L (Roger) Liddle
Bns (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett
L (Spencer) Livermore
L (Hector) MacKenzie of Culkein
L (Bill) McKenzie of Luton
L (Jon) Mendelsohn
Bns (Sally) Morgan of Huyton
Rt Hon L (Paul) Murphy of Torfaen
L (Martin) O’Neill of Clackmannan
Rt Hon Bns (Joyce) Quin
Bns (Meta) Ramsay of Cartvale
Rt Hon L (Jeff) Rooker
Rt Hon Bns (Jan) Royall of Blaisdon
Rt Hon Bns (Angela) Smith of Basildon
Bns (Glenys) Thornton
L (Don) Touhig
L (Dave) Watts
Bns (Margaret) Wheeler
Rt Hon L (Michael) Wills
L (Ken) Woolmer of Leeds