In a video message which Campaign Against Antisemitism has aimed squarely at the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters, Joseph Glasman, our Head of Political and Government Investigations, has appealed for their help in finding evidence of antisemitism in other political parties.
The video follows Campaign Against Antisemitism’s appeal to the chairs and presidents of all the UK’s political parties for any evidence of antisemitism they might have in their possession regarding antisemitic discourse in their political parties as well as rival parties.
Following various claims by senior Labour Party officials, such as Jon Lansman, the owner of the pro-Corbyn Momentum faction of the Labour Party, who have claimed that there is as much antisemitism in the Conservative Party as in the Labour Party, Mr Glasman said that Campaign Against Antisemitism’s investigators have been unable to verify such claims and asked for examples.
Mr Glasman says in the video: “Our research to September last year demonstrates that Labour officials involved in incidents [of antisemitic discourse] outnumber those in the second-placed party by a factor of roughly eight to one. So, either the Labour Party has a hugely disproportionate antisemitism problem, or our research is failing to find antisemitic discourse in other parties, which is why we need your help. We are a charity combating antisemitism without fear or favour. Just as we have recently achieved groundbreaking victories in bringing far-right neo-Nazis to justice in the courts, so we are equally concerned with Islamist – and here – political antisemitism. So if you have evidence of antisemitism in any political party, this is your opportunity to show us.”
Members of the public are invited to send any evidence of antisemitism in any political party to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples must be no earlier than 2013, and must conform to our criteria for included individuals and included discourse.