Another Momentum-backed candidate standing in Labour’s ongoing internal elections has been found to have shared antisemitic conspiracy theories.
It comes after National Policy Forum candidate George McManus was suspended for sharing an antisemitic conspiracy theory and NEC candidate Peter Willsman was dropped by Momentum over his taped against the Jewish community.
Momentum members in the South West are being encouraged to vote for Carol Wilcox as one of their representatives on the National Policy Forum, Labour’s policy-making body. A retired software engineer, Wilcox is Secretary of the Labour Land Tax Campaign and attends the executive committee of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy headed by Peter Willsman.
Wilcox recently shared a post suggesting that Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson has spoken out about antisemitism because he had received donations from “pro-Israel lobbyists”. Her fellow NPF candidate George McManus was suspended from the party over a similar post that Momentum chief Jon Lansman said constituted antisemitism.
On another occasion Wilcox shared a conspiracy theory titled “how the Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party’s antisemitism crisis”, with the approving comment “long but worth reading – lots of interesting facts”.
Other posts from Wilcox suggested that Zionists are not “real Jews”, compared Israel’s actions to those of Nazi Germany and shared a video of disgraced academic Norman Finkelstein with the comment “Jewish professor Dr Norman Finkelstein shuts up a Zionist Israeli student” adding that “he is also the man who produced the map Naz Shah quoted” which saw Shah suspended for antisemitism.
Wilcox is now just the latest Momentum and CLPD backed candidate to have shared posts many regard as antisemitic, undermining Labour’s efforts to root out racism before they are even elected.