The latest sorry chapter in the ongoing row involves Peter Willsman, a member of Labour’s ruling body, dismissing some members of the Jewish community who had raised concerns about Labour’s attitudes towards them as “Trump fanatics making up information without any evidence at all”. He also demanded that 68 rabbis who had jointly written to the party asking it to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism provide evidence of “severe and widespread anti-Semitism” in Labour.
Labour action urged over Peter Willsman’s anti-Semitism remarks
Labour is facing growing calls to take action against an ally of Jeremy Corbyn after he was recorded criticising members of the Jewish community.
During a meeting of the ruling National Executive Committee, Peter Willsman suggested Jewish “Trump fanatics” were behind accusations of anti-Semitism in Labour ranks.
Mr Willsman also said he had never seen anti-Semitism in the party.
He has apologised and said not all his remarks were accurately reported.
He also said he would be referring himself for equalities training.