Update on Justice for all Labour Party members

While the legal case against the Labour Party for which this crowd funder was set up has been settled, some of the individuals whose cases it was based on continue to be investigated and harassed by the Party.

Update on JUSTICE FOR ALL LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS

Dear Supporter

While the legal case against the Labour Party for which this crowd funder was set up has been settled, some of the individuals whose cases it was based on continue to be investigated and harassed by the Party. We are therefore continuing to support those members to fight their cases and so need to continue to raise funds.

Unfortunately, despite what the LP lawyer said in its defence, breach of confidentiality in disciplinary cases can be and is still being used against those being investigated. Indeed this has now been formalised in a Code of Conduct, thereby preventing members from even correcting incorrect public statements about their cases. We cannot therefore identify the members concerned at this stage.

One of these Jewish members has already had two cases ‘concluded’, and yet has since received a further NOI covering several of the same social media posts previously investigated, or posts made prior to their joining the Party.  Seeking to investigate both categories is directly contrary to Labour Party policies, thereby leaving only one tweet from 2017 expressing her anti-Zionist and antiracist beliefs as being able to be properly investigated.

The Party has so far refused to engage with questions about these fallacious charges and would appear to have done nothing to investigate this member’s own complaints of the anti-Semitism they have suffered at the hands of other Party members.

We believe that the Party is therefore in breach of its own handbook and policy, which state respectively that the Party will not consider complaints about the “conduct or behaviour of current members from a time previous to when they joined the Labour Party as a member.” And that the Party will not investigate “complaints that have already exhausted our process – if the same complaint has received a final written decision”.

We also believe the Party’s conduct amounts to harassment and discrimination in relation to the protected philosophical belief of anti-Zionism under the Equality Act 2010 (EA10).

The LP Code of Conduct: Social Media Policy states that members should “treat all people with dignity and respect” and that “this applies offline and online.” The member’s conduct is consistent with this Policy. The State of Israel is not a person and it fails to treat all its citizens with dignity and respect. To not “call out” the State of Israel for its conduct would also be to fail to treat Palestinians and others mistreated by the State of Israel with dignity and respect. To stand in solidarity with the oppressed, no matter who the oppressor might be constitutes a deeply held belief that should be protected.

We are calling upon the LP to apologise to this member for its Discriminatory Conduct and Harassment and undertake not to pursue any further investigations against them in respect of their philosophical beliefs, or in contravention of the Party’s Handbook, Policy or other procedures.

We also call on the Party to act on the antisemitism complaints made by this member and undertake to provide an update on the progress of the complaints made.

We appreciate that there are many calls on your finances, but please give generously if you can and share on your social media outlets.

Many thanks.

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