Board of Deputies President calls for independent inquiry over antisemitism faced by Labour councillors in local parties

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has called for an independent inquiry over antisemitism faced by Labour councillors in their local parties.

He said: “Over the last few weeks we have seen a number of revelations from Labour councillors about the antisemitism that they are facing in their local parties. It cannot have been easy for them to speak out and the antisemitism cannot be allowed to continue.

“There must be a genuinely independent and prompt inquiry backed up by firm disciplinary action that includes expulsions where necessary.

“This will be a pressing and early challenge for Labour’s new General Secretary as it continues to be for the Leader of the Labour Party. They will be judged on how they handle the issue of racism against Jews.”

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