LGBT Labour co-chair, former Labour Students Chair and ‘Labour Live’ disruptor Melantha Chittenden provoked outrage – and a flood of complaints to the Labour Party – among Labour members with a tweet in which she accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of promoting antisemitism his whole life.
When challenged about the libellous – not to mention ridiculous – nature of her tweet, she initially tried to brazen it out:
But now Chittenden has deleted not just her tweet but her entire Twitter account. However, the Labour party has received numerous complaints with screenshots of the offending item and its complaints department is now investigating.
Twitter users have also indicated that they have lodged complaints with LGBT Labour, both demanding action against Ms Chittenden and asking why the organisation has not moved to distance itself from her comment. However, a number of senior officers of the organisation have been noted to have shared similarly ugly and untrue comments by MP Joan Ryan and others. LGBT Labour has long been considered to be dominated by the Labour right.
LGBT Labour has been contacted for comment. Efforts have been made to reach Melantha Chittenden but no response has been received from either so far.
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