Politics

Labour suspends Ken Livingstone following Hitler comments

By Marcus Dysch, April 28, 2016

Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, has been suspended from the Labour Party following a series of interviews in which he claimed that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism.

Dozens of the party’s MPs had called for Mr Livingstone to be suspended or ejected after a round of media appearances this morning.

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Labour MP Naz Shah suspended by party following antisemitic posts

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah has been suspended by the party following her Commons apology for a series of antisemitic social media posts.

The decision was taken this afternoon following a second meeting between Ms Shah and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Naz Shah says sorry for ‘hurtful, inexcusable’ posts and pledges to win back trust of Jewish community

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah has apologised for the series of social media posts she made about Jews and Israel which led to her resigning as a parliamentary secretary to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

Ms Shah, the Bradford West MP, said the “manner and tone” of her posts was “not excusable”.

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Labour MP Naz Shah hired ‘Zio tweet’ councillor as parliamentary aide

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah employed as an aide a councillor who posted antisemitic remarks on Twitter.

The Bradford West MP employed Mohammed Shabbir as a member of her staff and gave him a parliamentary email address, it has been claimed.

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Naz Shah steps down as private secretary after Facebook posts about Israel and Jews

By Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah has stepped down as private secretary to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell after a series of social media posts she made about Jews and Israel were revealed.

The Bradford West MP, who defeated George Galloway in last year’s general election, backed the spending of “transportation costs” to move Israelis out of the Middle East.

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Labour MP Naz Shah backed plan to 'relocate Israelis to America'

By Rosa Doherty and Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2016

Labour MP Naz Shah claimed Israeli Jews should be “relocated” to America in a series of social media posts and posted an article which likened Zionism to Al Qaeda.

The Bradford West MP, who defeated George Galloway in last year’s general election, backed the spending of “transportation costs” to move Israelis out of the Middle East.

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Labour activist suspended for saying Israel uses Holocaust as ‘a political tool’

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2016

Labour has suspended a party member who posted a Facebook status claiming the Holocaust was “a political tool” used by Israel.

John McAuliffe, who writes for online publications and says he is a foreign affairs specialist, claimed Israel had established “a financial racket in the West”.

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Ukrainian parliament votes in Jewish prime minister

By Josh Jackman, April 14, 2016

Ukraine has its first Jewish prime minister after the parliament gave its approval for speaker Volodymyr Groysman to take the post.

Mr Groysman, 38, was voted in by a margin of 257 to 50 after MPs formally accepted the resignation of former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

The former leader announced on Sunday that he intended to step down after two years in office.

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New plan to tackle antisemitism in the Labour Party

By Marcus Dysch, April 13, 2016

The Jewish Labour Movement has unveiled a plan to tackle antisemitism within the Labour Party.

Working with MPs and activists around the country, the JLM wants to change party rules to ensure members who commit acts of Jew-hate are dealt with quickly and potentially banned for life.

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Parliamentary committee to investigate growth of antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, April 12, 2016

An inquiry into the rise of antisemitism has been launched by a leading Parliamentary committee.

The Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee announced this afternoon that it would carry out a “short inquiry” into Jew-hatred.

The probe will consider whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased, and whether the dangers facing Jews have emerged from terrorism.

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