Unite had up until now managed to stay out of the Labour anti-Semitism crisis. That’s not good enough for the London ITC branch of the Union, who will next Thursday be debating readmitting suspended members. Sources say the following is specifically about anti-Semitism. The branch’s motion claims:
There has been a wave of expulsions within the Labour Party, targeting socialist activists and supporters of Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
These comrades are being expelled on the grounds that they do not support the aims and values of the Labour Party.
This branch believes the expelled comrades are loyal Labour Party members, who are being targeted on spurious grounds as part of a right-wing campaign to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
The lack of due process involved in these expulsions is outrageous, as is the failure to apply the principles of natural justice.
The shadowy and unaccountable Compliance Unit is acting in the manner of a vigilante as a law unto itself.
This branch demands that a stop be brought to these expulsions and that all those who do support the aims and values of the Labour Party be welcomed into the Party with open arms.
That the Compliance Unit be abolished. That, rather than expelling socialist activists, Labour focus its attention on uniting together around a socialist programme in order to defend Corbyn, kick out the Tories, and end austerity.
Loyal Labour party members who believe Zionists colluded with the Nazis, Israelis should be “relocated“, and who call on their comrades to “address the Jewish question“. All comrades targeted on spurious grounds, apparently…