2 Mar 2019

War of words in Labour Party over handling of anti-semitism

A war of words has broken out at the top of the Labour Party over how it deals with anti-Semitism.

General secretary Jennie Formby said it was “unacceptable” for deputy leader Tom Watson to ask members to send complaints to him for monitoring.

But Mr Watson said delays had led to a loss of trust in the way the party investigates allegations of anti-semitic bullying and abuse.
Meanwhile, the general secretary has been urged to investigate Diane Abbott’s local party after it called for immediate deselection ballots for MPs who speak out on anti-Semitism.