UK: Police launch investigation into anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party
A criminal investigation has begun into anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party, police said today.
Scotland Yard has launched a formal probe after an internal Labour Party dossier was leaked including details of 45 cases.
The document, obtained by radio station LBC last month, had been reviewed by a former Met Police commander who said four could be hate crime.
The document was said to include messages such as “We shall rid the Jews who are cancer on us all…” and “Zionist extremist MP who hates civilized people about to get a good kicking”.
In a statement on Friday, the Met Police said: “The complainant alleged that the documentation included evidence of antisemitic hate crimes. The contents have been examined by specialist officers.
“A criminal investigation has commenced into some of the allegations within the documentation.”
In recent months, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under increasing pressure over a number of revealed issues linked to terrorism and anti-Semitism.
Last month, Israel’s UN envoy Danny Danon slams UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to the British parliament, calling him “an anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to dark times in history.”
“In his actions and remarks, Corbyn enables racist manifestations, embraces his terrorist friends and encourages BDS activity,” Danon added.