UK Liberal Dems call on party leaders to reinstate group suspended for criticism of Israel | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

UK Liberal Dems call on party leaders to reinstate group suspended for criticism of Israel

We are a group of Lib Dem members who, in an era of spin and alternative facts, feel passionately about the need to tell the truth. Failing to do this can have disastrous consequences, as we saw with the dodgy dossier on Iraq, and with Brexit.

We are heartened by the Party’s recent showing in the European elections, yet deeply troubled by the leadership’s public statements giving credence to, and lending our voice to, accusations that the Labour Party is a den of antisemitism. It has continued making these statements even after receiving messages seriously questioning their accuracy.

Anti-Jewish prejudice exists alongside other forms of prejudice in the UK, and is reprehensible. However, the statistical evidence in this link shows that: (a) it is most pronounced on the right of British politics; (b) it is not a particularly left-wing phenomenon, and; (c) other minority groups face far greater challenges. Most of the evidence advanced by critics of Labour is anecdotal and often deeply flawed, as when Margaret Hodge said she had submitted a dossier of 200 complaints. It turned out that they corresponded to 111 individuals, only 20 of who were in the Labour Party.

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