Gavin Shuker, a former Labour MP who quit the Party over antisemitism, has accused his former colleagues who remained in Labour of “chucking the Jews under the bus.”
Reacting to the news that Labour’s Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, will not stand for re-election, Mr Shuker declared on BBC’s Newsnight that “the moderates in the Labour Party have lost”.
Mr Shuker said that those who remained in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party “have done a deal with the devil” in order to pursue certain policy objectives while ignoring the problems that, Mr Shuker said, Mr Corbyn’s leadership presents, including antisemitism. As to their choice to remain in the Party when he and others left, he said: “history will judge them.”
With Mr Watson gone, Mr Shuker said of the moderates that “the fig leaf of Tom Watson is no longer there and their shame is there for all to see.”
On 28th May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
Over 57,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”