Labour’s General Secretary Jennie Formby has emailed all Labour MPs this afternoon with an update on how the party has been dealing with anti-Semitism cases. The statistics do not give the impression of a party cracking down on an serious endemic problem:
Of the 673 party members reported since April 2018:
Of those who were suspended or formally investigated:
Of the 42 formally referred to the NCC, described as an “independent quasi-judicial body”, just 12 have been expelled from the party. This is less than 2% of the total number of reported incidents.
Given the huge proliferation of egregious anti-Semitism in the Labour Party since it moved sharply to the left, it speaks volumes that they have deemed so few cases worthy of outright explusion…
UPDATE: Margaret Hodge says she “can’t believe” there have been “only 12 expulsions”, adding that she is “not convinced leadership serious on rooting out anti Semitism”. She’s not the only one unconvinced…
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