This evening, Labour MPs have unanimously adopted a motion demanding simple answers from their Party’s leadership as to what action is being taken again antisemitism.
When Labour MPs unanimously vote to condemn their own Party’s handling of its antisemitism crisis, one would expect responsible, anti-racist leaders to take note, but Labour’s leadership is neither responsible nor anti-racist, seeing its own MPs who stand up to antisemitism as threats, not allies.
Ms Formby’s appalling rebuff to her own MPs shows once again that Labour’s leadership has no intention of tackling antisemitism. She is telling her MPs that antisemitism in the Party is there to stay, showing that those who do not wish to remain part of an antisemitic institution have but one option: to leave.
Campaign Against Antisemitism has referred the Labour Party to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which is deliberating as to whether to open a statutory investigation into antisemitic discrimination and victimisation in the Party.