‘Candidates for the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party have capitulated to new demands from the Israel lobby.
In what was clearly a coordinated action, all five candidates who have received sufficient nominations to be on the ballot paper in the leadership contest instantly agreed to the Board’s demands.
These included the supposedly left-wing shadow minister Rebecca Long-Bailey. She commands the most support among Labour members, according to one opinion poll, with Keir Starmer, the party’s main spokesperson on Brexit, in second position.
The group Labour Against the Witch Hunt has condemned the demands, calling on candidates to reject them.
Long-Bailey posted a fawning blog post on The Times of Israel website acceding to all the Board of Deputies’ demands.
In a sign of how the witch hunt has becoming increasingly McCarthyite, she committed to expelling Labour members supposedly guilty of “diminishing the problem of anti-Semitism.”