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Watch: Andrew Percy MP calls out a Labour MP for defending antisemitism

MP for Brigg and Goole gave one of several stirring speeches in the House yesterday on the subject of antisemitism

 

    Andrew Percy, Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, who converted to Judaism last year, said: “Some of us on this side who try to address this and raise this are sadly accused of trying to smear the Labour Party. I have no interest in smearing the Labour Party on anything. But nor do I have any interest in allowing what is happening in British politics… to continue to happen.”

    Mr Percy praised a speech given earlier in the debate by Andrew Gwynne, Shadow Communities Secretary. However, he pointed out that “a Labour member who said the Jews were responsible for the slave trade [has been] defended by a member of the honourable gentleman’s party who sits behind him”.

    This was a reference to Chris Williamson, MP for Derby North, who has consistently defended Jackie Walker, the “Labour member” in question, who is currently suspended from the party.

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