More Labour suspensions


Three more figures were this week suspended from Labour over allegations of antisemitism. The party acted against Bradford's former Lord Mayor Khadim Hussain, and activists Bob Campbell and Scott Nelson .

Mr Hussain posted a comment on social media which implied Israel was secretly arming terrorist group Daesh. He also promoted a post on Facebook that said Hitler killed "six million Zionists". He did not deny posting the messages, but said, "under no circumstances I am antisemitic."

A Labour spokeswoman confirmed he had been suspended pending an investigation.

Activist Mr Nelson was suspended by the party last year after he posted a series of tweets about "Jewish blood" behind companies including Tesco and Marks and Spencer.

But it emerged on Wednesday that the Essex-based activist had been told he could be re-admitted to the party in 2018.

A letter sent to Mr Nelson, which was obtained by political site Guido Fawkes, confirmed that the party's national executive committee would consider an application to re-join after two years.

Middlesbrough Momentum activist Mr Campbell was suspended pending investigation, following statements he made on Facebook suggesting that Mossad was behind Daesh. He denied he was antisemitic.

A total of six Labour members have been suspended over allegations of antisemitism in recent weeks.

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