A group campaigning against antisemitism in Labour has handed in a report containing 15,000 online screenshots showing examples of alleged antisemitism in the party.
The dossier by Labour Against Antisemitism contains “15,000 screenshots taken from hundreds of Labour members ‘and officials’ promoting antisemitic views.”
It was was submitted to the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the group seeks a “full-scale antisemitism probe”.
Jewish groups have accused party leader Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing a massive surge in antisemitism within the party.
Labour Against Antisemitism spokesman Euan Philipps said in a statement that a team of volunteers over the last two years “has systematically collected and detailed evidence of Labour Party members promoting antisemitic views and tropes across a range of social media platforms.”
“This has all been reported to the party’s compliance team, in a format suggested by them and including a significant level of detail,” he said.
Philipps said Labour took little effort to deal with the problem.
“Most distressing of all, reports containing the most appalling levels of racism have been given only the lightest reprimand,” he contended. “The message again and again has been the same: we don’t care about this issue.”
Nine MPs have quit the party over antisemitism in its ranks, including prominent Jewish politician Luciana Berger.
In April, a Comres poll for Jewish News indicated that more than half of Britons believe Corbyn’s handling of antisemitism in Labour shows he is unfit to be prime minister, amid a major surge of voters saying the party has a major problem in its ranks.
A staggering 55 percent of those polled agreed that the Labour leader’s ‘failure to tackle antisemitism within his own party shows he is unfit’ for Downing Street.