Labour’s decision to drop Ian Austin investigation is ‘long overdue’

Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has called the Labour Party’s announcement that it has dropped its disciplinary investigation into Ian Austin MP, “long overdue”.

Amanda said: “The announcement that the Labour Party has dropped its ill-judged investigation into Ian Austin MP over comments he made to party Chair Ian Lavery about its failure to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism is long overdue. Labour’s handling of Mr  Austin’s case has been appalling. The so-called ‘disciplinary process’ has become nothing more than a kangaroo court, with criteria for action that appear to repeatedly put factionalism over any recognisable form of justice. We continue to call for Labour to open up its processes to independent scrutiny”.

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