Jewish Labour members will debate a vote of no confidence in
The unprecedented motion, to be discussed at the Jewish Labour Movement’s annual meeting, claims the Labour leader has not been an ally against anti-Semitism.
It says that Mr Corbyn’s leadership ‘combined with past actions and associations shows a complete disregard’ for British Jews.
If the motion is passed by delegates, it would compel the party’s only Jewish affiliate to ‘make a proclamation’ that it lacks confidence in the leader, above, and to cease campaigning for candidates who are not allies in the fight against anti-Semitism [File photo]
The motion goes on to say the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) believes ‘there is a culture of anti-Semitism from party members, an institutional culture enabling and sustaining it, and a culture of denial that such a problem even exists’.
It adds: ‘The blame for this crisis of anti-Semitism and the party’s failure to deal with it lies with Jeremy Corbyn. He is therefore unfit to be Prime Minister and a Labour government led by him would not be in the interests of British Jews.’
If the motion is passed by delegates, it would compel the party’s only Jewish affiliate to ‘make a proclamation’ that it lacks confidence in the leader and to cease campaigning for candidates who are not allies in the fight against anti-Semitism.
Two weeks ago, hundreds of JLM members voted to continue the 99-year affiliation to the party in order to continue the fight against anti-Semitism from the inside.
But the issue is expected to return to the agenda at the annual meeting after it emerged the party was to adopt a new anti-Semitism training programme, sidelining one developed with JLM.
The motion also describes Labour’s disciplinary process as ‘glacially slow’.
MPs said the decision to move Laura Murray, pictured above, to the body dealing with anti-Semitism cases ‘raised question marks’ over its independence from the leadership [File photo]
‘The leadership has directly intervened in disciplinary cases to exonerate members responsible for grotesque and overt anti-Semitism,’ it said.
‘Anyone who denies the problem and does not take action to address it directly is not an ally of the Jewish community. Jeremy Corbyn has not been an ally against anti-Semitism.’
Earlier this month, Labour was embroiled in a row after the daughter of one of Mr Corbyn’s allies was given a job with the party’s independent complaints unit.
MPs said the decision to move Laura Murray to the body dealing with anti-Semitism cases ‘raised question marks’ over its independence from the leadership.
Labour said: ‘Jeremy Corbyn and Labour are fully committed to the support, defence and celebration of the Jewish community and its organisations.’