UK's Labour suspends members active in 'antisemitic' Facebook group

Glen Norman
March 10, 2018

Corbyn said he thought the message about what a Labour Government could do would reach out to those who now see independence as the best route to change: "We would challenge austerity, and we would invest in housing, health and education in Scotland and across the country". I have never read all the messages on it.

The visit came after the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism published screenshots of messages apparently posted on the Palestine Live Facebook group.

"I removed myself from the group in 2015".

Among the reported remarks are allegations about Israeli involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks, as well as links to postings from neo-Nazi groups. "Obviously, any antisemitic comment is wrong".

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Thierry Monasse via Getty Images 'There is no left-wing case for leaving the single market' says Catherine Stihler MEP

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to open the Party's conference in the Scottish city of Dundee on March 9, claiming that his shadow cabinet is a "government in waiting", on the verge of seizing a further twenty electoral seats in Scotland at the next election.

"Any anti-Semitism in any form is wrong".

"I don't think anyone is suggesting that anything that Jeremy has written in any Facebook group or anywhere else constitutes antisemitic comments", he said.

Corbyn will say Labour, which gained six Scottish seats in the snap general election previous year, is "on the cusp" of winning in about 20 more.

An internal inquiry in 2016 found that Labour was not overrun by anti-Semitism or other forms of racism but that there was an occasionally "toxic atmosphere" within the party.

"So, I tell you, if we find any of those in that Facebook group were expressing anti-Semitic views, we will take action against them in the party".

At a Derbyshire County Council (DCC) meeting last month, Councillor Alex Dale, cabinet member for young people at the Tory-led authority, referred to Labour politicians who had been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks.

Keeping the United Kingdom inside the European Union single market after Brexit could lead to an erosion of workers' rights and the creeping privatisation of public services, Jeremy Corbyn has warned.

Corbyn posted several times in the group after being tagged in posts, according to Collier's report.

The Labour leader pledged: "We are ready to put into practice our common-sense policies to end austerity, invest in people's futures and radically transform our society so that it works for the many not the few".

When asked what he would say to Mr Corbyn if he sat down with him, Lord Sacks said: "I would want to see clearer signs of resolute action by a party and its leader before I would even sit down with them full stop".

A FORMER Chief Rabbi slammed Labour in an anti-Semitism row last night, saying he would not sit in the same room as Jeremy Corbyn right now. Our party has deep roots in the Jewish community and is actively engaged with Jewish organisations across the country.

He will also accuse the SNP of wooing Donald Trump to build his golf course in the North East of Scotland."While the SNP wooed Trump to build his golf course in Aberdeen, and Theresa May appeases him as she bets the United Kingdom economy on a race-to-the-bottom trade deal with the US, Richard has shown Labour is standing up to oppose the racism, misogyny and risky belligerence coming from the US administration".

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