Board of Deputies Vice President Marie van der Zyl has responded to Labour MP Chris Williamson’s claim in the Guardian that claims of antisemitism in the Labour Party are “a really dirty lowdown trick” and “the weaponisation of antisemitism for political ends”.
Marie said: “The Jewish community would expect a Labour MP and shadow minister like Chris Williamson to show solidarity with those suffering racism within his own party rather than blaming the victims. After a second failure on equalities issues in a week, the Labour leadership should consider whether Williamson is a suitable person to serve as a front-bench spokesperson.”
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