Claudia Webbe, the Chair of the Labour Party’s Disciplinary Panel has tweeted a claim that the “combined machinery of state, political and mainstream elite” are conspiring to smear Jeremy Corbyn with “false allegations”.
Ms Webbe, who previously defended Ken Livingstone after he compared a Jewish journalist to a concentration camp guard, took to Twitter to claim that Mr Corbyn is entirely innocent, and that a sinister and powerful conspiracy is working to attack him.
As Chair of the Labour Party’s Disciplinary Panel, Ms Webbe must know that this kind of language is common in antisemitic conspiracy theories. Instead of addressing the fact that Jeremy Corbyn has been caught in multiple lies over his honouring of antisemitic Black September terrorists, she has now accused those who are appalled by Mr Corbyn’s action, presumably including the Jewish community, of being part of a sinister plot.
Ms Webbe’s intervention just shows how pervasive the rot has become within the Labour Party. This is the kind of supposedly neutral arbiter that we are asked to trust to deal with allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party.
Under Mr Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party has become institutionally antisemitic and Campaign Against Antisemitism has referred the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Incredible combined machinery of state, political & mainstream elite join together, without any regard to victims to make false allegations & pretend claims of no other political news of worth. Jeremy Corbyn’s entire political life is based on pursuit of peace, fairness & justice
— Claudia Webbe (@ClaudiaWebbe) August 13, 2018