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Chris Williamson has (finally) been suspended from Labour—but that’s not enough

At a time when the Labour Party has been in a crisis about antisemitism for so long it feels like the new normal, it shouldn’t take such gross cases as this to shock people out of their stupor

By Emma Burnell  

Chris Williamson MP outside at a meeting of the Labour National Executive Committee in London. Photo: PA

“Bringing the Party into disrepute” is a complex, catch-all phrase. Hard to truly define, butyou know it when you see it. And in Chris Williamson MP we have seen it for quite some time.

This week matters came to a head. In the space of 48 hours we have seen Williamson attempt to host an event in Parliament with a woman who has been suspended from the Labour Party under investigation for antisemitism before telling an event…

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