Enfield North MP Joan Ryan has been sharing posts on her social media that attack the Labour Party’s and its leader’s actions and integrity in their dealings with Jewish people, in spite of Jeremy Corbyn’s long record of activism and principled stands against racism generally and specifically against antisemitism.
Those posts have included her own statement via Labour Friends of Israel in which she echoes her ally Louise Ellman’s misleading representation of Labour’s new code of conduct:
Such is the rabbit-hole down which we have been dragged, with the aid of a more than willing Establishment and its media.
But Ms Ryan’s activities have been neither unnoticed nor welcomed by her local members, who have today gone to the lengths of making a public statement of support for the Labour leader and his record – and therefore of censure toward Ms Ryan, particularly in the second paragraph:
The statement is a firm signal of support by Enfield North Labour members to the party’s leader and a blistering condemnation of the Establishment they believe is ‘deliberately misrepresent[ing]’ him – and of those ‘closer to home’ they feel are complicit.
More such statements from around the country – and especially from members in constituencies whose MP has joined in the attacks – are likely to follow.
Ms Ryan was contacted for comment.
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