Account later claims tweet did not reflect group’s views and was posted by unknown person
The Redbridge Labour account, which claims to represent all four constituency Labour parties (CLPs) in the Redbridge area, tweeted a response to Jeremy Corbyn’s expression of solidarity with Palestinian people – on the UN’s International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People – calling Corbyn’s tweet ‘anti-Jewish’:
The tweet – which ignores even recent history, such as the massacre by Israeli forces of a large number of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in 2018 (a massacre Labour Friends of Israel were lambasted for describing as the fault of the Palestinians) – was deleted shortly afterward.
CLPs within Redbridge Labour have passed – or had attempts to table them blocked – motions of solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn against Keir Starmer’s EHRC-breaching political interference in withdrawing the whip after a right-dominated panel of NEC members reinstated Corbyn to the party following legal advice that there were no grounds for his suspension.
The account has since tweeted, shortly after receiving an enquiry from SKWAWKBOX, that the response to Corbyn was not in line with the Labour group’s views and had been posted by an unknown person:
While Corbyn marked the UN’s day of solidarity with, well, solidarity, Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner spent it talking to a joint event staged by LFI – whose attitude to Palestinians was expressed as outlined above – and the Jewish Labour Movement, where they threatened ‘thousands and thousands’ of Labour members with suspension, yet indicated they would like to breach Labour’s rules to welcome back MPs who colluded with Tories to launch the ‘CUK’ party and stood against Labour in elections, along with those who campaigned for them.
Both the threat and the intention to change the rules to welcome back those who stood against Labour represent direct breaches of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s strict ban on political interference and breaches of due process in disciplinary outcomes, which Keir Starmer has publicly committed to implement in full.
Starmer and Evans have also committed to implementing in full the Labour Muslim Network report on Islamophobia in the party. The report includes denying the right of self-determination of Palestinians as a form of racism, yet there have been no suspensions to date of MPs or others who have done so, while an NEC member of Arab heritage has been targeted for expressing solidarity with Palestinians against the discrimination against them by the Israeli government.
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