Jonathan Cook dissects the investigation by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission into the U.K. Labour Party.
by Jonathan Cook
Part 2 - Breaches of Procedure
What the report found instead were mainly breaches of party protocol and procedure: that complaints about anti-Semitism were not handled promptly and transparently.
But even here the issue was not really about anti-Semitism, as the report indicates, even if obliquely. Delays in resolving complaints were chiefly the responsibility not of Corbyn and his staff but of a party bureaucracy that he inherited and was deeply and explicitly hostile to him.
Senior officials stalled anti-Semitism complaints not because they were especially anti-Semitic but because they knew the delays would embarrass Corbyn and weaken him inside the party, as the leaked report of a Labour internal inquiry revealed in the spring.
But again, neither the media nor Jewish leadership groups have any interest in exposing their own culpability in this false narrative. And the new Labour leadership, under Keir Starmer, has absolutely no incentive to challenge this narrative either, particularly as doing so would be certain to revive exactly the same kind of anti-Semitism smears, but this time directed against Starmer himself.