NEWS: new Labour guidance on antisemitism is available here. but more must be done.
We, as Labour members and affiliates from Brighton, Hove and the surrounding area, representing all wings of the Party, hereby register our commitment to tackling antisemitism in our Party, which has caused so much distress to the local Jewish community in our city. We believe that the actions taken by the Party so far, as well as the complaints procedure, have been and are inadequate in addressing the serious problem that exists within the party. As things stand, a culture has developed that gives licence to antisemitism, and which equates the criticism of such behaviour, and the Party’s disciplinary processes, as disloyal to the Labour leadership. As we have seen in Brighton and Hove, this can then lead to harassment of those with legitimate concerns. Such a situation clearly has to be tackled. To these ends we call on Labour’s NEC and Brighton and Hove Labour Party organisations to act decisively on antisemitism in the Party, and specifically to: