The Palestine Solidarity Campaign should immediately sever all ties with its patron, Alexei Sayle, following an interview with Sky News in which he claimed that all allegations of antisemitism “amongst supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are a complete fabrication”.
There are many clear cases of vile antisemitism amongst supporters of Mr Corbyn, many of which have been forensically documented by the media and in our database of antisemitism in political parties.
For Mr Sayle to take to the airwaves to now claim that the victims of antisemitism at the hands of Mr Corbyn’s supporters are in fact liars is contemptible and enables antisemitism to flourish.
Mr Sayle has a track record, after claiming in 2014 that BBC presenter Emma Barnett supported the murder of children following an article and radio interview in which she had decried antisemitism amongst anti-Israel activists.
In March last year, Mr Sayle wrote that having performed comedy sketches about the Labour Party, he would refrain from making any jokes about the Party under Mr Corbyn.
Research conducted by Campaign Against Antisemitism revealed widespread antisemitism amongst supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. A speaker at a Palestine Solidarity Campaign rally earlier this year told activists that Jews must “overcome” the trauma of the Holocaust.