UK Anti Semitism

The Labour Party Needs to Stop Being a Platform for Anti-Semitism

Henry Wilkinson | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Wilkinson

I voted for Corbyn in the leadership election and I would have not done so if I believed him to be anti-semitic. However, I do believe he needs to denounce some of the platforms he has once shared to help repair a broken Labour party.

A Note to Ken: Nick Griffin Said Hitler Was a "Zionist" Too

Colin Cortbus | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Unfortunately, calling Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler a "Zionist" is also the official position of Nick Griffin, the former leader of the anti-Semitic, neo-fascist British National Party.

Anti-Semitism Has No Place in the Labour Party

Grace Thompson | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Thompson

In the past few weeks, I have felt little pride in being a Labour member and supporter. Rather, I have felt ashamed. Anti-Semitism is not the kind of issue you would expect to have to tackle in 21st century British politics. It is so far beneath us and, indeed, so morally inexcusable that members of the Labour party expressing anti-Semitic views should never even be a possibility.... It's upsetting to me that I am even sat here writing a blog about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. The two don't go together. Socialism is one of the key foundations on which the Labour Party was built. Labour has 99 problems, not least our current lack of credibility and leadership issues, but anti-Semitism doesn't have to be one of those problems.

Labour's Anti-Semitism Row 'Disgraceful' Attempt To Challenge Corbyn's Leadership

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK

The row over anti-Semitism within the Labour Party is nothing more than a "cynical attempt" to challenge Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, Unite chief Len M...

Jeremy Corbyn Tells Thousands At May Day Protest That Labour Stands Against Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK

Thousands of people joined a May Day rally in London on Sunday where Jeremy Corbyn sought to placate concerns that the Labour Party has an anti-Semiti...

'It Is A Smear To Say Labour Has A Problem With Anti-Semitism' Says Diane Abbott

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott today claimed it is a “smear” to suggest Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism – despite the party this week suspending an MP and...

Ken Livingstone 'Regrets' Hitler Comments - But He's Not Sorry

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK Politics

Ken Livingstone has refused repeatedly to apologise for his comments about Hitler but said that he does regret the uproar they have caused so close to...

Jeremy Corbyn Launches Labour Anti-Semitism Action Plan

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has launched an action plan to address anti-Semitism and other forms of racism within the Labour Party. He will launch an independent in...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Ken Livingstone, Labour's Anti-Semitism Problem And Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

Labour today suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone from the party after he claimed Hitler was initially a Zionist. Livingstone made the commen...

Jeremy Corbyn Refused To Set A Date For Meeting With Labour MPs Tackling Anti-Semitism, Says Wes Streeting

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to set a date for a promised meeting with Labour MPs to discuss tackling anti-Semitism is “totally unacceptable and unsati...

Naz Shah Has an Opportunity to Make a Real and Much-Needed Contribution to Tackling Anti-Semitism on the Left

Justin Cohen | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Cohen

If she is serious, she will appreciate that retaining the whip and the status quo was not in the interests of herself, her party or its ties with the Jewish community. If, despite the disciplinary process, she acts on her words to enhance her efforts with the community, we should all sit up and take notice. Going forward, she has an opportunity to make a real and much-needed contribution. Over to you, Naz Shah.

The Waugh Zone July 28, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday April 28, 2016… 1) A TOTAL SHAH They got there in the end, but boy was it tortuous. Naz Shah’...

'Anti-Semitic' Labour MP Suspended

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics

Labour MP Naz Shah has been suspended from the party despite making a "wholehearted" Commons apology for anti-Semitic remarks. The Bradford West MP to...

The Ugly Self-Actualisation of the NUS

David Browne | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

It should now be clearer than ever that the NUS has very little intention of taking the responsibilities that would come with being "the definitive national voice in students" - whether through the candidates it elects to speak on behalf of all students...

NUS Faces Membership Crisis Following New President Controversy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students faces a growing membership crisis following the election this week of a controversial new president. UPDATE: Fallout o...

The New NUS President Addresses Those 'Anti-Semitism' Claims

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The new president of the National Union of Students has responded to claims she is anti-Semitic, saying she will continue to fight racism "in all its ...

People Just Argued Against Commemorating The Holocaust At NUS Conference

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The National Union of Students conference today heard arguments against the official commemoration of the Holocaust. An amendment to a motion combatin...

NUS Presidential Candidate Forced To Respond To 'Anti-Semitism' Storm

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A leading National Union of Students officer has responded to accusations of "anti-Semitism" ahead of her bid to become the organisation's president. ...

Oops - Are the SNP's Roots Showing?

Jackie Kemp | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

Within the huge influx of members into the party there may come echoes of nationalism's uglier face, puffed up with notions of the innate superiority of the Scots to other races. Hence the kind of racial abuse that Yen Hongmei Jin experienced. Is the Party's Chief Executive Peter Murrell on top of his brief on this?

Not Good Enough Friday

Julian Bond | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK
Julian Bond

The Passion narratives in the Gospels are very familiar at this time of year, read in church and featuring in the Passion oratorios of JS Bach. A key ...

'Anti-Semitic' Labour Member Suspended Over Tweets

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics

A Labour member who sent anti-Semitic tweets has been suspended for a second time following an outcry by the party’s MPs. Vicky Kirby, who is vice-c...

Corbyn Urged To Expel Party Member Over Anti-Semitic Tweets

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Politics

Furious Labour MPs have urged Jeremy Corbyn to act swiftly to expel a party member who made anti-Semitic remarks and yet was let off with a ‘warning...

Corbyn Under Pressure To Stem Tide Of Labour Backers 'Cutting Up Member Cards'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

Labour supporters are cutting up their membership cards in disgust over the party's refusal to oust anti-semites, an MP has claimed. Wes Streeting sai...

Joy Karega and the Fallacy of Freedom of Speech

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK
Dr. Michael Laitman

When someone says, "Muslims are..." or "Blacks are...," that person is immediately categorized as an Islamophobe or a racist. But when someone says, "...

Labour Member In Anti-Semitic Rant Let Off With A Warning

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour is engulfed in a fresh anti-Semitism storm today after refusing to expel a member who claimed Adolf Hitler might be a “Zionist God” and Jew...