Source: Labour List UK
Momentum co-founder Jon Lansman has exclusively told LabourList that he “wasn’t happy” with the response of suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn to the Equality and Human Rights Commission report.
In a wide-ranging interview to be published in full shortly, Lansman shared his views on the report and Corbyn’s response, his own experiences of Labour antisemitism, and his thoughts on the future of the party and its left wing.
Corbyn last month reacted to the conclusion of the investigation by describing one antisemite as “too many”, but added that “the scale of the problem was also dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents”.
He was subsequently suspended from the party pending investigation and had the whip withdrawn. A Labour spokesperson said the action was taken due to “his comments” and “failure to retract them subsequently”.
“I wasn’t happy with the words that Jeremy used,” Lansman told LabourList, speaking out after attending his final Labour national executive committee (NEC) meeting as a member of the party’s ruling body.