Board of Deputies urges ‘swift and decisive action’ over online meeting
30 April 2020
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President of the Board of Deputies Marie van der Zyl has reacted to reports that Labour MPs have addressed an online meeting of activists which included figures expelled from the Labour Party.
Marie said: “As soon as we learnt about this we raised it with Keir Starmer’s office and with the Labour whips. It is completely unacceptable that Labour MPs, and even ordinary members, should be sharing platforms with those that have been expelled from the Party for antisemitism. Indeed, this breaches the Board of Deputies’ Ten Pledges that Keir and the other Labour leadership contenders signed up to. We would urge Labour to take swift and decisive action to show that this is a new era, rather than a false dawn.”