Another Labour MP under fire for speaking out against antisemitism

A second Labour MP is facing pressure to stop speaking out over the epidemic of antisemitism in the Labour party

A second Labour MP is facing pressure to stop speaking out over the epidemic of antisemitism in the Labour party, following an abortive attempt by Momentum supporters in Canterbury to censure Rosie Duffield over her support for the Jewish community’s “Enough is Enough” protest.

Tonight Bristol South Labour Party are to debate a motion that seeks to instruct shadow Northern Ireland minister Karin Smyth to “take a public stand against” what it says are “sections of the PLP [who] are using accusations of antisemitism to undermine the leader”.

The latest attempt to bully a woman MP comes at a particularly sensitive time – with Momentum underfire for inviting a woman who graffitied the walls of the Warsaw ghetto to their “World Transformed” conference and alt-left figures like Aaron Bastani under attack for defending what many see as the attempted intimidation of Joan Ryan MP – targeted as chair of Labour Friends of Israel – inside the Westminster estate.

Labour Against Antisemitism condemned the Bristol South motion as “both sinister and alarming”.

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