This is the moment Jewish Labour MP Ruth Smeeth was accused of colluding with the right-wing press by Momentum activist and former Guardian writer Marc Wadsworth at this morning’s Corbyn anti-Semitism event. The Telegraph reports Wadsworth handed out deselection leaflets warning “traitors” will be found out and took Smeeth’s name down on a piece of paper. Wadsworth then shouted “look how white you all are” at journalist. Both Smeeth and Labour staffers were tearful outside. Corbyn did not intervene to protect her…
UPDATE: Statement from Smeeth:
“This morning, at the launch of the Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism, I was verbally attacked by a Momentum activist and Jeremy Corbyn supporter who used traditional antisemitic slurs to attack me for being part of a ‘media conspiracy’. It is beyond belief that someone could come to the launch of a report on antisemitism in the Labour Party and espouse such vile conspiracy theories about Jewish people.
“No-one from the Leader’s office has contacted me since the event, which is itself a catastrophic failure of leadership. I call on Jeremy Corbyn to resign immediately and make way for someone with the backbone to confront racism and antisemitism in our party and in the country.”