Passed on March 12
This Branch of Momentum group condemns the suspension of Glyn Secker (7 March 2018, lifted 12 March), the expulsion of Tony Greenstein (18 February 2018), the expulsion of Moshe Machover (3 October 2017, rescinded 30 October), the suspension of Jackie Walker (4 May 2016, lifted 27 May, suspended again 30 September 2016), the suspension of Marc Wadsworth on June 30th 2016 and others similarly targeted by the Labour Party.
We note that:
- All are supporters of a free Palestine and opponents of apartheid wherever it may raise its head, and in each case they have been subject to false allegations of antisemitism;
- The Labour Party disciplinary procedures against them have been in direct violation of the principles of due process and natural justice established by the Chakrabarti Report, thereby bringing the Labour Party into disrepute.
We therefore call on the NEC:
- To urgently implement the Chakrabarti recommendations, including, transparency, presumption of innocence, reliance on fact-based evidence, reasonable time scales, the right to challenge such allegations; and proportionality of disciplinary measures.
- To retract and apologise for false allegations of antisemitism; and to expose and discipline those in the Labour Party who make such false allegations.
This motion was passed overwhelmingly by Camden Momentum on March 12th