Can you say ‘Forde Report’, Ms Kendall?
Labour right-winger Liz Kendall has used an appearance on Peston to regurgitate the thoroughly discredited – even by the party’s own inquiry – lie about Corbyn and the EHRC report.
Kendall claimed Corbyn had ‘only himself to blame’ for Keir Starmer’s rule-breaking withdrawal of the Labour party whip because a) he had claimed antisemitism was being exaggerated and b) that he hadn’t apologised.
But in fact, Corbyn repeatedly apologised – many who know the whole issue was a scam to attack the left would say he should never have apologised at all – and even the Forde Report commissioned (reluctantly) by Keir Starmer was forced to agree that antisemitism had been exaggerated and ‘weaponised’ by the right for factional purposes.
None of this deterred Ms Kendall from her foul display – nor did Corbyn’s own reminders of the truth:
In addition, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report had stated from the outset that Corbyn had a legally-protected right exactly to dispute the level of antisemitism in the Labour party, so Keir Starmer was the one breaching the report – also its ban on ‘political interference’ in disciplinary proceedings – and not Corbyn.
And below are Corbyn’s words in August 2018 apologising for what (little) antisemitism existed in the party:
Shame on Liz Kendall and on all her faction who continue to vomit up a blatant untruth – and who, as well as ignoring Forde’s clear conclusions, also pretend that the Labour Files series by Al Jazeera that exposed just how extreme the antisemitism scam and other abuses by the Labour right had been, never existed.
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