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What has it come to in the Labour Party when the only way Labour peers feel they can communicate with their leader ⁦@jeremycorbyn⁩ is to pay to take out an advert in ⁦@guardian⁩! No major party has ever been this dysfunctional
The advert has been signed by roughly a third of Labour lords. It looks like a declaration of semi-independence by them - over @jeremycorbyn’s failure to deal with the scourge of antisemitism in a way they see as effective and appropriate. “The point about the lords is...
they can’t be deselected” said a senior Labour MP. “If we didn’t face the threat of deselection, we’d be as bold as the lords”. This MP estimated perhaps a third of Labour members also feel alienated by the perception that antisemites and antisemitism are not being cut from...
the party fast enough or effectively enough. Pressure has been building for the institution and process to deal with antisemitism in Labour to be wholly independent. But Corbyn is expected to resist the party losing control to that extent and at Monday’s special discussion by...
the shadow cabinet he is thought likely to instead recommend the transfer of decision-making on whether to expel alleged antisemites from the party’s National Constitutional Committee to its ruling National Executive Committee. If this were to happen, it might speed up...
expulsions and punishments of antisemites. But the process would still be seen to be political and still seen to be within the sphere of influence of Corbyn and Labour’s leadership. So the reform would probably not win back the trust of much of the Jewish community.
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