Below is my statement concerning the Labour Party’s failure to tackle anti-Semitism.
IMMEIDATE RELEASE: LONDON 26/3/2018
“Jeremy Corbyn has failed to tackle anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. He must act now by adopting a zero-tolerance approach to any form of anti-Semitism,” said London MEP Mary Honeyball.
“Many great founders and pioneers of the Labour Party were persecuted brave Jews escaping the programs and the persecution of tyrants.
“These pioneers helped to shape and formulate the Labour Party we have inherited today which unequivocally stands for equality, and tolerance.
“I condemn totally and utterly anyone, no matter their status, who acquiesce even by his or her silence, in any form of anti-Semitism or racial discrimination.
“Such conduct is offensive in the extreme, and I will do all I can to combat it anywhere but particularly in our multicultural, tolerant free city of London.
“Bigotry and racial discrimination will not stand! Non Pasaran!”
Notes to editors:
Mary will attend today’s planned protest at 5.30pm Monday 26 March on Parliament Square organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council.
Contact: Sarah Mackinlay: 07956443393 or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with Mary Honeyball