A Jewish Labour MP, Dame Margaret Hodge, is to face “action” by the Labour Party for calling her Party’s leader an “antisemite”.
Dame Margaret told Mr Corbyn that he was an “antisemite” in an exchange behind the speaker’s chair in the House of Commons. Dame Margaret said that her outburst was a response to the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee deciding to rewrite and emasculate the International Definition of Antisemitism adopted widely throughout the world and by political parties except for the Labour Party.
The Labour Party has now said it will take “action” and that Dame Margaret had brought the Party into disrepute.
The Labour Party is still refusing to even investigate a disciplinary complaint by Campaign Against Antisemitism and over 1,000 of its supporters against Mr Corbyn for the same offence.
Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband tweeted: “It is the Labour leadership which has brought the party into disrepute – not Margaret Hodge. How dare they preach about ‘respect between colleagues’ when this very code [on antisemitism] legitimises the most appalling disrespect.”
Various antisemites from the far-left and even neo-Nazis have lauded the decision to take action against Dame Margaret.
Campaign Against Antisemitism has called a demonstration on Thursday at 18:30 in Parliament Square after the Labour Party said it wanted to “consult” on its new definition of antisemitism. Rather than leaving them to conduct a disingenuous, drawn out consultation process, we will gather in Parliament Square and tell the Labour Party exactly how we feel.
I chose to confront Jeremy directly and personally to express my anger and outrage at the Labour Party's stance on #Antisemitism and the new code of conduct. I stand by my action as well as my words #EnoughIsEnoughhttps://t.co/I7SjJooFyu
— Margaret Hodge (@margarethodge) July 18, 2018