This major Fathom report finds the Labour Party is now ‘institutionally antisemitic’ as the term is defined in the Macpherson Report: ‘the collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin.’ Citing over 130 examples of antisemitism or antisemitism denial in the party, our editor Professor Alan Johnson shows how Labour has failed to: understand contemporary antisemitism, prevent the party becoming host to three different forms of antisemitism, develop ‘appropriate and professional’ processes to deal with antisemitism and safeguard members, or eradicate the party’s culture of antisemitism denial and victim-blaming.
The report also places the party’s crisis in four larger contexts, which make the crisis much harder to resolve than has been assumed: the history of left antisemitism and the current fashion for dressing up that antisemitism as ‘anti-Zionism’; the increasing sway of a crude ‘two camps’ world-view; the sharp increase in far-Left influence over the party; and the political record of indulging antisemitic forms of anti-Zionism on the part of the leader, Jeremy Corbyn and some of his key advisors and supporters.
Download the full report here.
How is it possible to purchase a printed copy ? I prefer to order by post, enclosing a cheque to cover the cost.
Thanks for your request. The report is currently only online but we are in the initial stages of preparing a printed version and once we do I will let you know.
I would be grateful if you would bring this response of mine to the attention of Prof Alan Johnson. He might like to respond to my analysis via the comment box on my blog item. You will see that although I criticise his general stance, I do not do this in an extreme way and that I admire some of his past works. https://threescoreyearsandten.blogspot.com/2019/05/to-what-extent-does-labour-have-problem.html
Here is access to a response to Alan Johnson’s “Institutionally Antisemitic”. Whilst I am critical of aspects of his publication, this is not done in a crude way. If he wishes to reply to me, then perhaps he could alert me to his response via a reference to it in the Comment Box beneath my review. See – http://threescoreyearsandten.blogspot.com/2019/05/to-what-extent-does-labour-have-problem.html
The Labour Party should purchase sufficient copies and one should be sent to every Labour Party member