Just when you thought politics could not get any crazier.
The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) today called for the party whip be withdrawn from Lisa Forbes who was elected MP for Peterborough in a by election last night, before she has even been sworn into Parliament. The Jewish Labour Movement (and who would have thought the Jew – hating Labour Party would have a jewish section?) want Ms. Forbes investigated and possibly kicked out of the party over her alleged anti – Semitism.
Ms Forbes won the seat by a small majority on Thursday, holding off the challenge from Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party whose candidate, local celebrity Mike Greene, had been tipped by polling firms to be heading for a landslide victory. Greene was beaten into second place by just 683 votes. However, a series of antisemitic posts from the newly elected Member of Parliament has led the JLM to call for her suspension.
Forbes reportedly ‘liked’ a Facebook post which said that Prime Minister Theresa May was pursuing a “zionist slave-masters agenda”. She also commented approval on a post that claimed that Mossad were responsible for creating Islamist terrorist groups such as ISIS.
The newly minted MP has also declined to accept the definition of antisemitism as put forward by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, something which other parties including the Conservatives have adopted as policy.
The JLM issued a statement saying Forbes was a “perfect example” of a Labour member who “rejected the accepted definition of antisemitism and supported anti – Semitic causes yet was still welcomed in the Labour Party and is allowed to seek public office as a candidate for the party.
“Ms Forbes should have the whip suspended immediately,” the statement continued, calling for the EHRC’s investigation into Labour’s institutional racism to be accelerated and widened in scope. The party is simply incapable of dealing with racism internally the JLM statement concluded.
The Jewish Chronicle reports that two senior Labour MPs, Dame Margaret Hodge, who last year accused party leader Jeremy Corbyn of being an antisemite, and Dame Louise Ellman, vice-chairman of the Labour Friends of Israel, have formally complained to the Labour Party about Ms Forbes.