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Chris Williamson is gone but the Labour Party remains a frightening place for Britain’s Jews

Williamson was never a left-winger; good riddance to him

By Oliver Kamm  

Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

By no plausible standards could Chris Williamson, who was yesterday blocked by Labour’s national executive from standing as a candidate, be judged a left-winger. He has become a totem for the radical left for the sole reason that he has fairly remorselessly insulted or baited Britain’s Jewish community. His resignation letter from the party was entirely in accord with this record: a bizarre, ranting screed in which he contemptibly insinuated that he…

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