Saturday, 20 July, 2019


Investigation into anti-Semitism in Labour Party was 'heartbreaking'

Prime Minister’s Questions Theresa May speaks during PMQs
Bennie Garza | 11 July, 2019, 15:52

Lord Triesman - the general secretary of the Labour Party for two years under Tony Blair - accused the party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and "his circle" of being anti-Semitic.

Labour's deputy leader, Tom Watson, who is frequently critical of Corbyn, said he was "shocked, chilled and appalled" by the allegations in the BBC report.

Based largely on information provided by eight former party members, the show has provoked a wave of indignation from Labour, which accused the BBC of violating its own "obligations of fairness, balance and political impartiality".

Speaking on BBC Radio Wales' Breakfast programme, he added: "The thing that was most rotten about the response to [the claims] was to try and rubbish their reputation, simply saying they were politically motivated and disaffected staff, as opposed to young men and women who've spoken out very bravely and honourably about what is clearly an terrible situation". The Panorama team instead pre-determined an answer to the question posed by the programme's title.

Sir Keir Starmer said the party had to do "whatever is necessary" to win back critics who had deserted Labour over its handling of anti-Semitism claims.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I consider it every day and I grill myself every day because it is so hard to stay in this party".

Following the release of the film, Labour Against Anti-Semitism, an internal party group, said in a statement that the reputation of the Labour Party "has been shredded by a Hard Left establishment that has proven apparently incapable of addressing the endemic racism within" and that "their reign must be quickly and efficiently ended".

He said: "Former Labour officials have been compelled by their conscience to speak out, revealing the scale of the duplicity behind Labour's failure to address the party's anti-Semitism crisis".

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said the BBC investigation showed that Corbyn was either "wilfully blind to anti-Semitism or anti-Semitic himself".

"It was heartbreaking to watch the testimony of honourable lifelong Labour officials contemplating suicide and suffering breakdowns because of the actions of Mr Corbyn and his team", Mr Falter said. Many of those interviewed by Ware "have always opposed Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, worked to actively undermine it, and have both personal and political axes to grind", the Party stated, questioning their credibility as sources in such an investigation.

Senior Labour figures have been accused of interfering with the disciplinary process investigating claims of anti-Semitism, according to BBC Panorama.

A number of whistle-blowers on the show recalled there was an order from Corbyn's office that all anti-Semitism complaints be transferred from party headquarters to his office for processing by his aides. It showed the downplaying of serious allegations.

In a March 2018 email, Milne called to investigate the party's review process regarding anti-Semitic complaints, telling Labour's then-head of disputes, Sam Matthews, that the proceedings were tainted by politics.

"Why do the young Jewish members who bravely spoke out feel so unwelcome in our Party? He is the biggest friend anti-Semites have had since the Second World War". We stand in solidarity with Jewish people, and we're taking decisive action to root out antisemitism from our movement and society. "Since Jennie Formby became general secretary the rate at which anti-Semitism cases have been dealt with has increased more than four-fold".

Labour is braced for further revelations in a potentially damaging BBC Panorama investigation on anti-Semitism in the party which is due to be aired on Wednesday night. It was a seriously inaccurate, politically one-sided polemic, which breached basic journalistic standards, invented quotes and edited emails to change their meaning.

"Despite claims made in the programme, Labour is taking decisive action against antisemitism".

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan Make Forbes' 2019 Highest Paid List

    Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan Make Forbes' 2019 Highest Paid List

    Ed Sheeran, who is placed fifth in the list, is the highest-ranking Briton with estimated pre-tax earnings of $110m (£88m). The oldest person on the list is Beatles' legend Sir Paul McCartney, 77-years-old, at number 62 with $48 million.
    Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double

    Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double

    He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.
    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    The Early 2018 World Series Favorites

    People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.
  • How to Link Your Nintendo Account to Dr

    How to Link Your Nintendo Account to Dr

    Some of the fun assistants include Goomba, Koopa Troopa, and Buzzy Beetle also have other skills that can help out. In-app purchases will allow you to play as different characters including Dr Peach, Dr Bowser and more.
    Authorities search Humboldt Park lagoon for alligator

    Authorities search Humboldt Park lagoon for alligator

    Authorities are searching for a almost 5-foot-long alligator that has made its home in a lagoon at Chicago's Humboldt Park. Visitors to the Humboldt Park lagoon are being asked to keep a distance from the water until authorities rescue the gator.
    USA  to probe French plan to tax tech companies

    USA to probe French plan to tax tech companies

    Currently, the companies pay almost no tax in countries where they have large sales like France. The tech industry warns it could lead to higher costs for consumers.
  • Albert Haynesworth pleads for kidney donor on Instagram amid failing health

    Albert Haynesworth pleads for kidney donor on Instagram amid failing health

    Albert Haynesworth shared a heartbreaking post on Instagram Wednesday as he sits in the hospital with failing health. He asked those interested to call the Vanderbilt Transplant Center in Nashville at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2.
    Sam Allardyce Rejects Newcastle's Approach To Replace Rafael Benitez

    Sam Allardyce Rejects Newcastle's Approach To Replace Rafael Benitez

    But the 58-year-old wants the job and feels he can not resist the lure of the challenge on Tyneside. Will Bruce return to England's top flight?
    How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money

    How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money

    The Rise of Mobile Payments Over the last few years, all of the major mobile innovators have stepped into the mobile payment game. As of 2016, Apple Pay had 12 million monthly users , a figure which is sure to rise substantially in the coming months and years.
  • Occupied Kashmir celebrates as India faces defeat in cricket world cup

    Occupied Kashmir celebrates as India faces defeat in cricket world cup

    However, I think Virat Kohli was unlucky as it was a poor decision to give him out. " Accept the failure as it shows on the scoreboard".
    Final footage of climbers who died on Himalayan mountain in India revealed

    Final footage of climbers who died on Himalayan mountain in India revealed

    Her husband Trent Goldsack said Ms McCance "knew her limits" and was not climbing in the Himalayas to tick boxes. Seven out of eight bodies were recovered on June 23, found around 5,000 meters above sea level.

    General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Consumption of sugary drinks linked with cancer risk Consumption of sugary drinks linked with cancer risk Responding to the study, the American Beverage Association stressed the safety of sugary drinks. Over that time, almost 2,200 cases of cancer were diagnosed, including 693 breast cancers .

Lata Mangeshkar urges MS Dhoni not to retire Lata Mangeshkar urges MS Dhoni not to retire Soon, fans started fearing that they might have seen the last of Dhoni as he could announce his retirement in the coming future. There have been rumours that MS Dhoni might call it time on his worldwide career after the end of India's World Cup campaign.

Chelsea defender David Luiz enjoying Frank Lampard reunion Chelsea defender David Luiz enjoying Frank Lampard reunion Lampard will be hoping to get his first win on Saturday when the Blues face St Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park. Despite the result, Lampard - in his first game as head coach of Chelsea - was satisfied with his side.

Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe makes successful second touchdown on asteroid Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe makes successful second touchdown on asteroid Ryugu, which means "Dragon Palace" in Japanese, refers to a castle at the bottom of the ocean in an ancient Japanese tale. Hayabusa2 has travelled around 4 billion km around the Sun in an elliptical orbit since its launch in December 2014.

Intruder scaled Buckingham Palace walls as Queen slept Intruder scaled Buckingham Palace walls as Queen slept A 22-year-old man has been arrested after climbing over the front gates of Buckingham Palace while the Queen was in residence. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts during a visit to the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England, Tuesday July 9, 2019.

Bentley reveals EXP 100 GT concept Bentley reveals EXP 100 GT concept Inside, the EXP 100 GT is created to use artificial intelligence to provide a level of luxury that isn't seen on any auto today. The Custom setting allows you to mix and match the four modes and can be selected by the driver or passenger.

Hospitalized Albert Haynesworth in 'dire' need of transplant after suffering kidney failure Hospitalized Albert Haynesworth in 'dire' need of transplant after suffering kidney failure He spent his first seven seasons in the league with the Titans and developed into a two-time first-team All-Pro. In the post, Haynesworth says his kidneys have failed him since July 7 and he needs a transplant.

Koscielny refuses to travel with Arsenal on US tour Koscielny refuses to travel with Arsenal on US tour Koscielny's future at Arsenal is reportedly in doubt after entering the final year of his contract with no sign of a new deal. In a statement, Arsenal said: " We are very disappointed by Laurent's actions, which are against our clear instructions ".

Top 5 new insane Super Mario Maker 2 levels you can play Top 5 new insane  Super Mario Maker 2 levels you can play Nintendo announced today that players had uploaded 2 million courses on the level creator since its worldwide launch on June 28th.

Flatulence leads Missouri police to suspect Flatulence leads Missouri police to suspect The post continued: "The Liberty Police Department was surprised to see this incident slip out, which stinks for the arrestee". The person was eventually arrested, but the sheriff's office commended the officers for "using their senses to sniff him out".

Arresting Jeffrey Epstein Is Just the Start Arresting Jeffrey Epstein Is Just the Start In addition to the work-release jail sentence, Epstein was required to make payments to victims and register as a sex offender. The alternative, he said, would have been for federal prosecutors to "roll the dice" and hope to win a conviction.

Looking Ahead to The Biggest Horse Races Left In 2019 We may be mid-way through 2019 but that doesn’t mean that racegoers have to say goodbye to brilliant horse racing events. Fans of the sport should mark the following in their diaries – these are some of the biggest horse races left for 2019.

The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The First Offline Date After Online Relationships The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.

Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .

List of the Best Fitness Trackers for 2018 List of the Best Fitness Trackers for 2018 Although it is a bit expensive, it makes your experience really enjoyable by giving you access to music and also GPS navigation. Huawei Band 2 Pro is one of the best low-budget devices that offers you all the functions you need for under 60 Euros.