Published: Sun, September 09, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Corbyn Calls Israel "Racist", as Labour Reluctantly Accepts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

Corbyn Calls Israel

"With former Glasgow MP Tom Harris resigning from the party this weekend after 34 years, Labour is once again in chaos".

Former minister Joan Ryan, MP for Enfield North, blamed the 94-92 vote defeat on "Trots, Stalinists, Communists and assorted hard-left".

Gavin Shuker - the second pro-Israel MP to be defeated in a no-confidence vote by pro-Corbyn activists on Thursday - was defiant afterward.

While the local party vote is largely symbolic, the result suggests Ryan could face a battle to be re-selected as a parliamentary candidate ahead of the next general election.

Ms Ryan, the MP for Enfield North who chairs Labour Friends of Israel, was targeted for deselection by members of her local party, who claimed she had "smeared" Mr Corbyn's character and "fuelled" the anti-Semitism storm that has engulfed the party this summer. "I am Labour through and through and I will continue to stand up and fight for Labour values", she wrote on her official Twitter account. "I have none in them".

Roshan Salih, who describes himself as a journalist for Press TV on Twitter, said "no announcement was made that filming was prohibited".

Tom Watson, the party's deputy leader, said it was "impossible to fathom" how Press TV had been able to live tweet the meeting and said it had made a "farce" of the proceedings.

A poll, by Survation, has given Labour an extra one per cent taking the party to 41 per cent, while the Tories are down to 37 per cent, a reduction of one point.

He said: "It's not part of any formal procedure, so it changes nothing about my role as Labour MP for Luton South".

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"I'm really sorry a handful of people in the Labour Party want to overturn your vote of confidence in me a year ago". I don't know, ' he said.

A senior member of Labour's shadow cabinet has urged Jewish critics to "come back into the room" and engage with the party over its approach to anti-Semitism.

The documentary also exposed efforts by Masot to establish a pro-Israel youth group within Labour, and contained footage in which he said Corbyn was "crazy" and described his supporters as "weirdos" and "extremists".

Asked what he would do in these circumstances, the Labour peer told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It would entirely depend on whether my good friends in the Parliamentary Labour Party and the Commons hadn't been deselected and were there to ensure that the sane, rational policies of a Labour Party for the future were going to be implemented".

"I've been a member of the Labour Party for over 40 years", the former Labour prime minister told a BBC podcast.

Talking to Dan Wootton on talkRADIO, Williamson said: "Let me say that the party has already been saved from new Labour, and beyond the Westminster hall, Labour has never been more united".

"I would love it if he proved me wrong, but we have to see both in his actions and in the way he consults and engages with the Jewish community over the coming period whether or not we are on the right road back to rebuilding trust".

Tony Blair says he is "not sure it is possible" for Labour "moderates" to take the party back from the left because it has been through a "profound change" under Jeremy Corbyn.

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