Baroness Chakrabarti, who authored the eponymous whitewash report claiming that “The Labour Party is not overrun by antisemitism, Islamophobia or other forms of racism” and swiftly became the first person that Jeremy Corbyn ever proposed for elevation to the peerage, has now made a remarkable plea to Jewish Labour members.
Speaking to Sky’s Sophie Ridge, Baroness Chakrabarti begged Jewish members to stay in the Party because Jeremy Corbyn is “just one person — he won’t be leader forever”.
Campaign Against Antisemitism holds Baroness Chakrabarti responsible for allowing Mr Corbyn and his allies to take hold of the Labour Party and for antisemitism running rampant within it. She appears to have sold the Jewish community out in return for her peerage. Still, this is a remarkable statement by one of Mr Corbyn’s front bench colleagues and could be a sign of further splits within the Party over antisemitism.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has begun pre-enforcement proceedings against the Labour Party following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant. The pre-enforcement proceedings are a precursor to opening a full statutory investigation.
In recent months, eleven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party over antisemitism.
Almost 50,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite.