Former Labour staff members deny leaking antisemitism report

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Former Labor Party staff members deny leaking report found “factional opposition” Jeremy Corbyn This hindered the party effectively dealing with anti-Semitic sentiment.

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quintet, which also includes Mr Corbyn’s former director of communications James Milne And former Chief of Staff Carrie Murphy said they would “strongly defend themselves”. high Court Work.

Labor accuses Mr Milne, Ms Murphy of communications team member Georgie Robertson, former chief of complaints Laura Murray and employee Harry Heyball of taking responsibility for leaking the April 2020 report, according to their attorneys Carter-Ruck, documents have been filed.

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The party should focus on the deeply disturbing evidence accompanying the leaked report, rather than trying to victimize the former employees who wrongly scapegoat and document it.

The report claimed that “no evidence” of anti-Semitic complaints was handled differently to other forms of complaint during Mr. He is going.

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His time as leader of the opposition was filled with complaints of racism against Jews and accusations that senior officials were slow to crack down on members who promoted antisemitism.

But the report found bias against islington north The MP contributed to “a litany of mistakes” that hindered the effective handling of the issue.

In a statement issued by attorneys for the five, they said: “The individuals completely reject these unfounded claims. They did not leak the report. They did this in a party investigation by an independent outside investigator and a Martin Ford QC-led investigation.” fully cooperated.

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“They understand that none of those investigations concluded that they were responsible.

“The party has already admitted in the court that it cannot be certain who leaked the report and that its ‘case’ against them is circumstantial. But now it is trying to give a foothold to the bill of legal action brought against them.

“The party should focus on the deeply disturbing evidence with the leaked report, not on trying to wrongfully scapegoat and victimize the former employees who documented it, and on which any independent investigation will be conducted.” has not been charged.”

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