Sir Keir Starmer slammed by leadership rival Jess Phillips over inaction on Labours anti-Semitism crisis


LABOUR leadership favourite Sir Keir Starmer was targeted in a red-on-red attack over failing to deal with the partys anti-Semitism crisis.

The front-runner was accused of a lack of fight as the party attempted to tackle the growing turmoil under Jeremy Corbyn term in charge.

Sir Keir Starmer was slammed by Jess Phillips for failing to deal with the Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis
Jess Phillips confronted the Labour leadership frontrunner at the party’s first hustings

Contender Jess Phillips confronted the bookies favourite along with Emily Thornberry and Rebecca Long-Bailey who sit in the leaders top team.

The outsider said: The Labour Party needs a leader who has spoken out against anti-Semitism, and other forms of harassment in fact.”

When others were keeping quiet and somebody who was in the room, struggling for an independent system – lots and lots of meetings – I have to say I dont remember some of the people here being in that particular room or being in those particular fights.

She also claimed the party had lost the moral high ground to fight racism over the row that has plagued Mr Corbyns four years in office.

The outburst took place at the partys first hustings for the five candidates to determine the partys next leader at the beginning of April.

But Thornberry hit back at the claim during the event in front of 500 members in Liverpool.


She said: I have always been clear about it and I always will because its unacceptable, it undermines us as a party and undermines our soul.”

What we should be doing is kicking out these anti-Semites in the same way Oswald Mosley was kicked out of Liverpool in 1937.

Starmer said he had spoken out publicly as well as in shadow Cabinet meetings.

It follows ex-Labour Cabinet Minister Jack Straw who blasted four-and-a-half years dismal years of this far-left experiment.

He referred to vile anti-Semitism which Corbyn didnt want to do anything about.

Labour is currently being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission over claims the party is institutionally anti-Semitic.

Meanwhile, backbencher Lisa Nandy, who is also standing, said the Tories werent interested in the ex-Labour seats in northern England and Wales they won at the election.

She said: The Tories are talking about investing in the so-called red wall seats.”

But, what they dont understand is that this was a clamour for power, agency, and control, and they will never give it to people. Labour must.

Emily Thornberry, Jess Phillips, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Sir Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy are the Labour leadership hopefuls


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