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Sun Feb 4, 2018, 07:39 PM

Jeremy Corbyn's UK Labour Party welcomes back banned activists and Holocaust denier

A Holocaust denier and a leading member of Militant during its takeover of Liverpool council are among a first wave of expelled hard-left activists who have been readmitted to the Labour Party, it can be revealed today.


Another individual who has been readmitted, Mike Sivier, was suspended by Labour only last year for comments about Jews and Zionism. On his website, Sivier, 48, said it “may be entirely justified” to say Tony Blair had been “unduly influenced by a cabal of Jewish advisers”.

He also said he was “not pretending it was a big problem” if Jews were omitted from a list of Holocaust survivors, and claimed “I’m not going to comment” on whether thousands or millions of Jews died in the Holocaust as “I don’t know”.

Sivier, who wrote a book defending Ken Livingstone’s claims about Hitler and Zionism, entitled The Livingstone Presumption, has been readmitted on the basis that he attends a workshop about anti-semitism. But he told The Sunday Times he would boycott the event. “I’m not accepting my readmission under the terms offered to me,” he said.


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Sat Feb 10, 2018, 05:21 AM

1. Anti-Semitism is back in fashion in British politics

Usually it's the hard left who are accused of it, owing to their strong anti-Israel stance. But now, following the vote to leave the EU it is increasingly rearing its head on the right wing of politics, with people like Nigel Farage leading the charge. The current conspiracy theories about George Soros in the UK press are a prime example.


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Sat Feb 24, 2018, 10:26 AM

2. Ken Livingstone to rejoin Labour party as suspension over Hitler remarks ends

Labour could lift Ken Livingstone’s suspension and allow him to resume the status of a full party member within weeks in a move that will reopen the explosive internal row over alleged antisemitism.

The Observer has been told by party sources that, unless further information comes to light, no further action is likely against the former London mayor, whose two-year suspension following controversial claims that Hitler supported Zionism in the 1930s ends on 27 April.

The sources said this would leave him free to participate within the party again as a full member.

Some Labour MPs said they would be appalled if Livingstone was readmitted and warned of serious repercussions. Wes Streeting, chair of the all-party parliamentary group for British Jews, said his return would cause “irreparable damage to the party’s standing and reputation”.


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Tue Feb 27, 2018, 08:09 AM

3. Labour left kosher off the menu for annual dinner

Participants in the London Labour group annual dinner were able to select halal meals, or vegetarian and vegan options, but no provision was available for Jewish diners who keep kosher.

The Board of Deputies said the omission was “very disappointing” and “thoughtless”.

An application form for the event advised attendees: “If you have any dietary requirements you would like to make us aware of, please select the appropriate option below.”

Five options were available: vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, gluten free and halal.

A kosher option was added after the JC brought the issue to the party's attention today.


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