Jonathan Cook dissects the investigation by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission into the U.K. Labour Party.
by Jonathan Cook
Part 8 - Internecine Feud
Here is the second comment by Bromley highlighted by the commission. It was posted in late 2019, shortly after Labour had lost the general election:
My major criticism of him [Corbyn] – his failure to repel the fake accusations of anti-Semitism in the LP [Labour Party] – may not be repeated as the accusations may probably now magically disappear, now capitalism has got what it wanted.
Again, it seems clear that Bromley is referring to the party’s long-standing internecine feud, which would become public knowledge a few months later with the leaking of the internal report.
In this case, Bromley was suggesting that the media and anti-Corbyn wing of the party would ease up on the anti-Semitism allegations — as they indeed largely have done — because the threat of Corbyn’s socialist project had been ended by a dismal election result that saw the Tories gain a commanding parliamentary majority.
It could be argued that her assessment is wrong, but how is it anti-Semitic — unless the commission believes “capitalism” is also code for “Jews?”
But even if Bromley’s comments are treated as indisputably anti-Semitic, they are hardly evidence of Corbyn’s Labour party indulging anti-Semitism, or being “institutionally anti-Semitic.” As noted, she was suspended by the party in April 2018, almost as soon Corbyn’s team managed to gain control of the party bureaucracy from the old guard. She was expelled last February, while Corbyn was still leader.