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We need an inquiry into the extent of ‘improper interference’ in Labour’s affairs

16 February, 2017

• FOLLOWING the reinstatement of Terence Flanagan, a Labour Party member accused of anti-Semitism, Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead & Kilburn, Andrew Dismore AM and Labour Camden councillors wrote collectively condemning “all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”. (There is no ‘vindication’, Letters, February 2).

Will they now collectively denounce:
1. The lack of due process in the suspension of thousands of Labour Party members? Many have complained that they were not even informed of charges against them and they have waited months for a resolution.
2. The attempts by the Israeli Embassy in London, to exercise undue influence within the Labour Party and the National Union of Students, and to plot to “take down” a senior Tory minister for being critical of Israel, as recorded in The Lobby, the Al-Jazeera documentary?

Kilburn (Brent) Branch Hampstead & Kilburn Constituency Labour Party voted unanimously to support calls by the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry MP and leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP for the government “to launch an immediate inquiry into the extent of improper interference”.

The branch also calls for Labour’s National Executive Committee to set up a special committee to investigate and report to all members the full extent of financial and other forms of interference by this foreign power in the internal affairs of the Labour Party, at every level of the party.

We hope we can count on the unanimous support of our elected politicians.

MICHAEL COLEMAN
SARA CALLAWAY
SAM WEINSTEIN
Members of Kilburn (Brent) branch

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