In an apparent rebuke of Jeremy Corbyn, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair said that the the “poison” of antisemitism has returned in a rebuke of Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.
In powerful comments in a video in support of the new National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, Mr Blair said that: “Antisemitism and hate did not end in 1945. Unfortunately today some of this poison is back from the political fringe to parts of the political mainstream.”
He added that: “So, it’s absolutely right that this new national memorial is situated right next to Parliament. So we can show what happens when racism and prejudice go unchecked.”
Prime Minister Theresa May appeared alongside Mr Blair and the three other living former UK Prime Ministers, Sir John Major, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, in the video.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has begun pre-enforcement proceedings against the Labour Party following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant. The pre-enforcement proceedings are a precursor to opening a full statutory investigation.
In recent months, eleven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party over antisemitism, along with numerous councillors and members.
Over 50,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.