Judge who ruled in Labour membership appeal challenged over being a "Zionist"

By JC Reporter, August 13, 2016

Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have suggested that the judge in the Labour membership case may have been influenced by his "Zionist" background.

Lord Justice Jack Beatson ruled in the Court of Appeal on Friday that Labour had the right to block new members from voting in the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith.


Row over antisemitism at Jeremy Corbyn's constituency party meeting

By Daniel Sugarman, August 11, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn's own constituency party has been caught up in the ongoing crisis over antisemitism.

Around 230 party members attended a meeting of Islington North CLP on Wednesday night to decide on whether to endorse Mr Corbyn or his rival, Owen Smith, in the party leadership contest.

Such was the interest in the meeting, some 150 people were forced to stand outside the packed venue.


Luciana Berger unsuccessful in bid to be Labour's Liverpool mayor candidate

By Daniel Sugarman, August 10, 2016

Luciana Berger, the Jewish MP for Liverpool Wavertree, has failed in her attempt to be selected as Labour’s candidate for the upcoming mayoral contest in Liverpool.

Ms Berger came third out of the three candidates, winning 24.7 per cent of the vote.


Labour Lord to leave party if Corbyn is re-elected leader

By Daniel Sugarman, August 9, 2016

Lord Mitchell, a former Shadow Business Minister, has announced that he will resign the Labour whip if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership election.

The peer said he no longer wanted to be involved in the party if Mr Corbyn beat Owen Smith in the September poll.

“I just can’t stay if he’s the leader”, he told the JC.


Claims of antisemitism in Labour 'whitewashed' by Chakrabarti Inquiry

By Rosa Doherty, August 7, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti has been accused of ignoring claims that senior members of Jeremy Corbyn’s team have a “blind spot” when it comes to antisemitism.


Anger as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hands Shami Chakrabarti a peerage

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti, who led an investigation into allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party, has accepted a peerage from Jeremy Corbyn.

She was nominated by the Labour leader and is elevated to the House of Lords just five weeks after completing her inquiry.


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.