Board of Deputies: ‘Labour needs to look itself in the mirror’, following Brighton revelations

Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has reacted to the disturbing series of revelations about Brighton and Hove Labour Party which have emerged this week.

Amanda said: “We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in Brighton and Hove in light of the series of disturbing revelations about the Brighton and Hove Labour Party. In recent days it has been revealed that council candidate Alex Braithwaite was suspended for a series of horrendous social media posts including Rothschild conspiracy theories and another local member, Amanda Bishop, called, in a chilling echo of the far right, for all local Labour members to march on Hove Synagogue. Labour needs to look itself in the mirror and ask itself about how this culture has grown up. Bigots like Amanda Bishop need to know that people who seek to threaten, bully or abuse our community will fail. Where prejudice shows its face, the Jewish community, whether at a national level or through our brave grassroots activists, will never be silenced.”

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