The Jewish Chronicle reports that Labour have decided to take no action against two members of the Oxford University Labour club accused of anti-Semitism. The members of OULC were claimed to have repeatedly used the slur “Zios” and said attacks on Jews were justified because of the situation in Gaza. At the time the group’s chair Alex Chalmers quit in protest, saying:
“Whether it be members of the Executive throwing around the term ‘Zio’ (a term for Jews usually confined to websites run by the Ku Klux Klan) with casual abandon, senior members of the club expressing their ‘solidarity’ with Hamas and explicitly defending their tactics of indiscriminately murdering civilians, or a former Co-Chair claiming that ‘most accusations of antisemitism are just the Zionists crying wolf’, a large proportion of both OULC and the student left in Oxford more generally have some kind of problem with Jews.”
Baroness Royall found the claims to be true in her report, finding: “It is clear to me from the weight of witnessed allegations received that there have been some incidents of antisemitic behaviour and that it is appropriate for the disciplinary procedures of our Party to be invoked”. Yet the Labour NEC disputes panel today ruled that no further investigations should be carried out into the pair. Who’d have thought it. Good day to bury bad news…
The Jewish Chronicle have got hold of the Baroness Royall report into anti-Semitism at Oxford University Labour Club. The report is damning and confirms there were “incidents of antisemitic behaviour” and that “Some Jewish members do not feel comfortable attending the [OULC] meetings, let alone participating”. These findings were presented to Labour’s NEC who then covered them up. Though no names are mentioned in the report, the suppressed allegations involved Corbynistas James Elliott and Max Shanly. Instead of publishing, Corbyn then set up the Shami Chakrabarti inquiry, may or may not have offered her a peerage, and she then whitewashed the allegations. Why did the NEC cover up Baroness Royall’s findings other than to hide anti-Semitism by leading Corbynistas?