Chris Williamson MP. Photo: YouTube

Chris Williamson actually said:

“The party that has done more to stand up to racism is now being demonised as a racist, bigoted party. I have got to say, I think our party’s response has been partly responsible for that because in my opinion… we’ve backed off far too much, we have given too much ground, we’ve been too apologetic… We’ve done more to address the scourge of anti-Semitism than any other party.”

JVL urges members and supporters to sign the petition Labour Party members in solidarity with Chris Williamson

And here is a statement from Chris Williamson following his suspension: