B’nai B’rith UK welcomes the conclusions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Jeremy Havardi

B’nai B’rith UK welcomes the conclusions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 29th October about Labour antisemitism. Their report makes damning conclusions which leave no doubt about the scale of the damage committed by the previous Labour leadership. It says that the party was responsible for three breaches of the Equality Act (2010) which related to political interference in antisemitism complaints, a clear failure to provide adequate training to those handling antisemitism complaints and the harassment of members and MPs. The EHRC makes clear that Labour was pervaded by a culture which did not adequately prevent antisemitism and could be seen to accept it. As Lord Mann has put it, this is indeed a day of shame for the Labour party.
We welcome Sir Keir Starmer’s endorsement of the report and the Labour party’s decision to suspend Jeremy Corbyn. The party must act on all the Commission’s recommendations, including properly dealing with allegations of antisemitism, as well as instilling a culture of respect for Jews and other minorities. In this way, the party will help to regain the trust of Britain’s Jewish community.

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