Shami Chakrabarti is yet to comment on release of Royall report into Labour antisemitism

By Rosa Doherty, August 3, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti is yet to comment following the release of Baroness Royall’s full report into allegations of antisemitism among Labour-supporting students at Oxford University.

The JC has obtained a copy of the Royall report which was suppressed by Labour’s National Executive Committee in May.


Baroness Royall report reveals Oxford Labour students engaged in antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, August 3, 2016

The JC has obtained Baroness Royall’s full report into allegations of antisemitism among Labour-supporting students at Oxford University.

It finds that members of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) did engage in antisemitic acts.

"There have been some incidents of antisemitic behaviour," Baroness Royall writes.


High Court dismisses Jewish Labour donor's Corbyn leadership challenge

By Daniel Sugarman, July 28, 2016

An attempt by a Jewish Labour donor and former party candidate to prevent the automatic placement of Jeremy Corbyn on the party's upcoming leadership ballot has failed.

Michael Foster, who has donated more than £400,000 to the Labour party since 2010, launched a High Court action to overturn the ruling from Labour’s National Executive Committee earlier this month.


Sorry, can't give evidence - I'm late for a very important date

By JC Reporter, July 26, 2016

An "irate" Labour peer stormed out of court to meet the Governor of the Bank of England before he was able to give evidence against a teen accused of trying to mug him.

Lord Glasman, Labour's former "Blue Guru", dashed out of the building in order to make the "important" meeting with governor Mark Carney.


Jewish Labour Movement appoints first director

By Josh Jackman, July 20, 2016

Ella Rose, a former Union of Jewish Students president, has been chosen to be the Jewish Labour Movement’s first director.

Ms Rose said her appointment represented “a real vote of confidence in the future of the youth of the Jewish community. This is a really exciting opportunity and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in".


Was Shami Chakrabarti offered a Labour peerage before conducting antisemitism inquiry?

By Daniel Sugarman, July 20, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti has refused to deny that Jeremy Corbyn offered her a peerage after she led Labour’s inquiry into antisemitism.

Interviewed by a Jewish YouTube channel, Ms Chakrabarti was asked whether she had been offered a seat in the House of Lords.

She responded by saying: “I don’t think I want to talk about my future ambitions at this point.”


Jewish Labour donor to challenge Corbyn leadership decision in High Court

By Daniel Sugarman, July 14, 2016

A Jewish Labour donor and former party candidate is preparing later today to legally challenge the party’s decision to automatically place Jeremy Corbyn on the leadership ballot.

Michael Foster, who stood for the party in a Cornish constituency at last year’s general election, has donated more than £400,000 to Labour since 2010.


Margaret Hodge refers antisemitic emails to police

By Daniel Sugarman, July 13, 2016

Labour MP Margaret Hodge said this morning that she has contacted the police regarding two “really offensive” e-mails that she had received.

Speaking to the Today programme on Radio 4, Mrs Hodge said “I yesterday, for the first time in my 50 years of political life, had to refer two really offensive e-mails I received - antisemitic e-mails – to the police.


Andrew Marr pays tribute to Jo Cox at Norwood charity event

By Sandy Rashty, June 17, 2016

A moment of silence was held to mark the death of Jo Cox at the Norwood charity property lunch this afternoon.

More than 800 guests at the central London event paid their respects to the Labour MP, who was shot and stabbed in a shock attack yesterday.


Momentum postpones antisemitism debate after Shabbat timing row

By Rosa Doherty, May 27, 2016

Momentum, a hard-left group loyal to Jeremy Corbyn, have postponed an antisemitism debate which was set to take place tonight.

The event, organised by Momentum’s Haringey branch in north London, was cancelled after members of the Jewish community said the Friday night timing was “insensitive”.