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Labour council candidate says party's own MPs 'controlled by Israel'
- @UKLabour local election campaign descends into shambles after another candidate is suspended for spreading conspiracy theories about Jews.
The new revelations come as Labour waits to hear whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission is to launch a full investigation into whether it has discriminated against Jews.
The party also launched an investigation into a separate candidate who backed Ken Livingstone over what he called the ‘antisemitism witch-hunt’ – and accused opponents of Jeremy Corbyn of using the issue as a ‘political weapon’ to attack him.
And they reminded another councillor of the conduct expected of her after she accused the media of ‘lying’ about the extent of antisemitism in Labour.
@EuanPhilipps spokesperson for @LabourAgainstAS, welcomed the suspension but criticised the fact that the other two had been let off – saying that was not ‘zero tolerance’.
‘Once again, we find @UKLabour candidates reportedly holding antisemitic views that are totally at odds with the British public.
‘They should be nowhere near public office, yet they are standing for election, an apparent sign of the contempt with which Jeremy Corbyn holds the British electorate.
‘We have called on Mr Corbyn time and again to root out the racism problem in his party and each time he has seemingly failed to do so.’
@UKLabour @jeremycorbyn @JennieGenSec @tom_watson @JewishLabour
(PS thanks to @Daniel_J_Martin of @MailOnline for continuing to shine a light on #LabourAntisemitism - excellent journalism and commendable commitment to tackling institutional racism).
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