It was a rare and very welcome intervention by Gordon Brown, who spoke at the Jewish Labour Movement’s weekend conference. Talking to around 500 delegates, Labour’s last Prime Minister described the fight against anti-semitism as part of Labour’s very soul.
John Lansman, the founder of Momentum, made an interesting speech, saying that he was vehemently opposed to anti-semitism and accepted that the expansion of the Labour membership ‘has brought in some people with unacceptable prejudices.’
Lansman went on to say that he supported the Jewish people’s right to a homeland. ‘There is no contradiction between opposing racism in Israel and opposing the occupation [of the West Bank] and supporting Israel’s right to exist.