Labour MP Chris Williamson has spoken out about the letter from the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) demanding the withdrawal of the Labour whip from the Derby North MP, citing comments made by someone else at an event at which Williamson was speaking.
Williamson interrupted a journey to Wakefield, where he will be giving a talk on Universal Basic Income, to tell the SKWAWKBOX:
I am astonished that at a time when the far-right is on the rise, veteran anti-racists like me are being targeted by the JLM for alleged comments made by another person.
But I will not be bullied by the JLM or anyone else for that matter and will continue standing up to injustice whenever and wherever I see it.
The JLM’s move triggered criticism from Labour members and observers, along with comments of support for Williamson.
The JLM letter also attacks Williamson for comments alleged by a newspaper that some Labour members have been unjustly accused of antisemitism, makes the claim that Williamson believes there is no antisemitism at all among Labour members and criticises his lack of ‘contrition’.
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