EHRC verdict on Labour antisemitism: GUILTY!
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EHRC verdict on Labour antisemitism: GUILTY!

KEY FINDINGS FROM THE EHRC REPORT:

  • The Labour Party must make positive change in its policies, processes and culture, to benefit all of its members, and to rebuild trust among the Jewish community and the wider public 
  • The EHRC report has revealed serious failings in leadership and an inadequate process for handling antisemitism complaints across the Labour Party and multiple failures in the systems it uses to resolve them.
  • There were unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination for which the Labour Party is responsible
  • A culture within the Party which, at best, did not do enough to prevent antisemitism and, at worst, could be seen to accept it
  • A culture at odds with the Labour Party’s commitment to zero tolerance of antisemitism
  • It is hard not to conclude that antisemitism within the Labour Party could have been tackled more effectively if the leadership had chosen to do so
  • Evidence of unlawful political interference in the handling of antisemitism complaints
  • Staff from the Leader of the Opposition’s Office (LOTO) were able to influence decisions on complaints, especially decisions on whether to suspend someone.