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Until today, I was a Jewish member of the Labour party

This isn't about two wings of a party fighting for supremacy. It's about complicity—and whether or not you believe my identity matters

By Steve Bloomfield  

A Labour rosette is worn in support of the party. Photo: PA

I’m Jewish and a member of the Labour party. Those two facts have never had much to do with each other until recently. They are two parts of my identity that have existed for as long as I can remember, each as important to me as the other. The idea of having to choose between the two was impossible to imagine. But that thought—that one may not be compatible with the other—has slowly lodged itself inside me over the past three years.

There has always been anti-Semitism on the far left. As a student, demonstrating during the build-up…

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