Legal crowdfunding appeal backed by JVL raises more than £22,000
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Legal crowdfunding appeal backed by JVL raises more than £22,000

The appeal for donations says it was launched by a group of unnamed 'Labour Party members who have been caught up in the absurdities of [its] disciplinary processes'

Labour leader Keir Starmer has sought to move the party beyond the row over antisemitism that marred much of his predecessor's tenure.
Labour leader Keir Starmer has sought to move the party beyond the row over antisemitism that marred much of his predecessor's tenure.

A legal crowdfunding campaign backed by the pro- Jeremy Corbyn group Jewish Voice for Labour (JVL) has raised more than £22,000 this month.

The appeal, made on the website www.crowdjustice.com under the moniker Labour Activists 4 Justice, has drawn close to 700 pledges so far and the support of JVL, a left-wing group set up in 2017 and strongly critical of the Jewish Labour Movement, the party’s Jewish affiliate.

The crowdfunding campaign’s description states it was launched by a group of unnamed “Labour Party members who have been caught up in the absurdities of Labour’s disciplinary processes who want to see them changed”.

“These processes are unjust and unfair, and we intend to use the law to get them changed. We have started the action, but we need your help to be able to complete it,” the appeal says.

The group are being represented by the London lawfirm Bindmans, according to the description accompanying the appeal, however Jewish News has not yet been able to confirm the claim.

JVL urged its supporters to contribute to the appeal in a statement published on its website earlier this month.

Those behind the appeal had “been strongly advised by their lawyers that they may place themselves in further jeopardy if their names are made public before the papers are lodged with the court and this appeal is to pay for the work to do that,” according to the JVL statement.

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