Former Labour NEC member – and current candidate – Jasmin Beckett has a problematic history regarding antisemitism allegations. She was accused of inciting false allegations of antisemitism against a rival to secure a place on the NEC as Labour’s youth representative.
She has also been a prominent voice in the current spate of allegations, as well as being one of those to respond in ugly fashion to the massacre of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers in May.
Now Ms Beckett may have stepped over another line in an attempt to attack Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, who last week criticised the leaders of some Jewish groups for their ‘truculent hostility’.
Ms Beckett shared a tweet by a former Unite member of an email in which he accused McCluskey of being ‘an antisemite and a racist’ – and she did so in a manner that seemed to endorse its sentiments:
Perhaps Ms Beckett forgot that Unite is one of the UK’s biggest unions, used to fighting for its well over a million members. Just over an hour later, it responded publicly:
Ms Beckett has previously indicated that she does not wish the SKWAWKBOX to contact her for comment.
Smears and invitations to ‘dogpile’ are a stock in trade of the laughably-termed Labour ‘moderates’. Could Ms Beckett’s case be a salutary lesson?
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