Labour’s National Executive Committee has adopted the IHRA anti-Semitism definition in full with all 11 examples with an additional statement on “freedom of expression” and “rights of Palestinians”/
I hear NEC adopts "IHRA in full with all examples". It agrees following additional interpretation: "this does not in any way undermine the freedom of expression on Israel and the rights of Palestinians. We re-invite organisations to engage in consultation on the Code of Conduct"
— Robert Peston (@Peston) September 4, 2018
Labour NEC adopts IHRA examples in full pic.twitter.com/fGfvPthTol
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) September 4, 2018
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) anti-Semitism definition and guidelines were initially accepted by the party in July – but with four examples removed, including references to Zionism.
This added fuel to an ongoing row about anti-Semitism in the Labour party, with veteran Labour MP Frank Field citing the party’s handling of the issue when he resigned the party whip last week.
Just under 10,000 Christians called for the adoption in a CUFI UK campaign launched last month.
More to follow