The JC can reveal that the Labour Party inquiry announced this evening into racism – including antisemitism – was set up after a serious dispute between the offices of John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor and Jeremy Corbyn.
Labour MPs have called for former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone to be suspended from the party after he claimed “Hitler was supporting Zionism” in the 1930s.
During an interview to discuss the 1a>suspension of Naz Shah over her antisemitic social media posts1b>, Mr Livingstone claimed the Nazi dictator had initially backed moving Jews to Israel “before he went mad”.
A Jewish peer has accused Labour of having a “very particular problem” with antisemitism.
Baroness Neuberger said that the case of Naz Shah MP, who was suspended from the party on Wednesday over controversial social media posts, illustrated the extent of anti-Jewish feeling among the hard-left.