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Dave Rich @daverich1
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I've got a couple of questions about @UKLabour's new Code of Conduct on antisemitism that we are told is so much better than the @TheIHRA definition. These are details that have been missed but seem important /1
First: the Labour Code says "Discourse about international politics often employs metaphors drawn from examples of historic misconduct." Has there ever been a more craven euphemism for the genocide of six million people than "misconduct"? /2
Second: it says "The term "Zionism” is intimately bound up in the history of Israel’s foundation as a state and in its role in international relations more generally." What do they mean by "role in international relations", other than support for Israel? /3
Because you could, if you were so inclined, take this as a green light to voice all sorts of conspiracy theories about Zionism. Couldn't you? /4
This code doesn't do what Labour says it does. It opens the door to antisemitic language and makes it harder to throw antisemites out of Labour. It's time to think again. /End
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