The bitter fallout from an explosive documentary about Labour ’s handling of anti-Semitism and the treatment of staff continued to rage today. Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said it was wrong for Labour “go for” former officials who blew the whistle on the party’s handling of complaints. But she dismissed the public infighting over the Panorama investigation as a “soap opera”. It comes as two whistleblowers featured in the BBC programme said they now plan to sue the party. Sam Matthews and Louise Withers Green have instructed high profile media lawyer Mark Lewis to act on their behalf because they believed the party had defamed them in its response to their claims. Labour continues to complain about the documentary, which claimed that senior figures – including Jeremy Corbyn ’s communications chief Seumas Milne and general secretary Jennie Formby – had interfered in anti-Semitism investigations. Addressing the Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday, Mr Corbyn said the documentary had contained “many, many inaccuracies”. However, in an interview with BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, Ms Thornberry said the party needs to face up to the fact that it still has a problem with anti-Semitism. “I think that we shouldn’t be going for… Read full this story
- Jeremy Corbyn supporters donate £10k in 24 hours to ‘legal fund’ after suspension from Labour party in anti-semitism row
- Labour Party to Pay “Substantial Damages” to Anti-Semitism Investigation Whistleblowers
- TV Baftas 2020 winners: List of stars awarded gongs at last night’s virtual ceremony
- Death may be natural…but ruining lives by mistake isn’t
- EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Steel Magnolia Fiona Shackleton savages Queen's 'sexist' legal eagles
- Watching Tom Watson and Co’s sea trip on Don’t Rock The Boat has me ready to heave to
Emily Thornberry wades into 'soap opera' over Labour anti-Semitism and BBC Panorama have 284 words, post on www.mirror.co.uk at July 14, 2019. This is cached page on Europe Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.