Jewish Labour MPs will be given bodyguards over fears of attacks by Corbyn’s supporters
Jewish delegates at next month’s Labour Party conference will be given bodyguards as fears grow for their safety amid the raging anti-Semitism row that has engulfed Jeremy Corbyn.
The protection will be offered to Jewish Labour MPs who have been the victims of abuse from many hardline supporters of the anti-Semite and terrorism-sympathizer party leader.
The row deepened this weekend when Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger confronted Corbyn for accusing British Zionists of having ‘no sense of irony’ despite having ‘lived in Britain all of their lives’.
The former Shadow Minister for public health said she felt ‘unwelcome’ in her own party after Corbyn’s ‘inexcusable comments’.
This is the moment police intervened at a Parliamentary meeting hosted by Jeremy Corbyn where Israel was described as ‘evil’ and a Jewish woman said she was called a ‘piece of shit’.
The unrest began when a British Jewish member of the audience complained that she had not been allowed to challenge the speakers’ anti-Israel views. ‘You’re trying to shut everybody else up, in the house of commons that we fought for,’ she said.
Corbyn refused to accept her questions and tried to close the meeting. Then it descended into chaos. On the video, one woman cries: ‘The Holocaust issue, Jeremy. Why? Why do you do this? Why?’ She then adds ironically, ‘I like Jeremy Corbyn.’
A Jewish lady is then seen complaining to a police officer that she had been called ‘filthy names’ and ‘a piece of shit’ as anger spilled over.
On the panel were three politicians who were suspended from their parties on charges of anti-Semitism, including the former Labour peer Lord Ahmed?, who blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his driving conviction.
The two other disgraced politicians were Jenny Tonge and David Ward, both of whom were expelled from the Liberal Democrats for anti-Semitic remarks.
A senior Labour MP has told colleagues he will quit the party, it has emerged, hours after he called Jeremy Corbyn a ‘racist anti-Semite’.
Mike Gapes, a former chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee, told fellow MPs it was ‘over’ for him and said he was ‘not prepared to support’ Corbyn.
Gapes is said to have posted in a WhatsApp group on Thursday to say he would leave the party, adding: ‘all that remains is the timing of my announcement’.
Speaking at the London conference promoted by the propaganda website of terror group Hamas, Corbyn said British Zionists did not ‘understand English irony’.
In recent weeks, the Labour leader has come under increasing pressure over a number of issues linked to terrorism and anti-Semitism.