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Letter from Labour Against the Witchhunt

This letter was submitted to the Morning Star having been refused publication in the Guardian

THE decision of the Labour Party to expel Jackie Walker for ‘“prejudicial and grossly detrimental behaviour” is both unfair and dishonest. Jackie was suspended over two years ago because of accusations of anti-semitism yet her expulsion was for “misconduct” (Labour expels Jackie Walker for leaked anti-semitism remarks, March 27th)

Jackie’s original remarks, such as not having found a definition of anti-semitism she could work with, were obviously not anti-semitic. Jackie’s real offence was being an anti-zionist. Because of the difficulty of making a charge of anti-semitism stick, Jackie’s alleged offence was changed to the subjective catch-all one of “misconduct.”

If anyone is guilty of misconduct it is those in Labour Friends of Israel who defended Israel’s murder of over 200 unarmed demonstrators in Gaza over the past year. False accusations of “anti-semitism” are the zionists’ only method of defending the Israeli state.

Jackie’s expulsion is an attack on free speech. Rather than defend the world’s only apartheid state, Israel’s supporters in the Labour Party cry “anti-semitism.”

Over the past two years Jackie has been the victim of numerous attacks on social media which have questioned her Jewishness and talked about lynching and burning her. Not only has the Labour Party failed to defend her but it included some of this vile material within the dossier used to expel her such as alleging she is a white woman in dreadlocks.  

The expulsion of Jackie Walker is a matter of shame and we demand her immediate reinstatement.

Yours faithfully,

1. Noam Chomsky
2. Ken Livingstone
3. Miriam Margolyes
4. Alexei Sayle
5. Asa Winstanley
6. Steve Bell
7. Tony Greenstein
8. Jonathan Cook
9. Prof. Haim Bresheeth
10. Professor Dr Marco Chiesa
11. Prof. James Dickins
12. Prof. Yosefa Loshitzky
13. Prof. Wade Mansell
14. Prof. Dr. Willie van Peer
15. Prof Megan Povey
16. Prof. Chris Knight
17. Prof. Stephen Wagg
18. Kate Adams
19. Philip Adams
20. Alison Aiken
21. Salma Ali
22. Zulfqar Ali
23. Nadia Amara
24. Bonny Ambrose
25. Ian Ampleford
26. Sonya Andermahr
27. Alan Armstrong
28. Ben Armstrong
29. Zac Arnold
30. Shifa Askari
31. Susan Atkins
32. Cathy Augustine
33. David Avery
34. Clare Ayton-Edwards
35. Greg Axsel
36. David Bangs
37. Frances Bartram
38. Sid Bartram
39. Graham Bash
40. John Baxter
41. Janet Beale
42. Kevin Bean
43. John Beeching
44. Mark Bebbington
45. Jonathan Bellos
46. Karen Bett
47. Sonali Bhattacharyya
48. Peter Bloomer
49. Nigel Bowden
50. Lynda J Bowyer
51. Gary Boyle
52. Dr David Bramble
53. Peter Breingan
54. David Brown
55. Judith Brown
56. Theodore Brown
57. Tarin Brokenshire
58. Pam Bromley
59. John Burgess
60. Raymond Bush
61. Cllr Steve Bush
62. Robert Bunday
63. Neil Cameron
64. Sophie Cannivady
65. Andrew Carter
66. Avis Carter
67. Jonathan Chadwick
68. Phil Chetwynd
69. Cyril Chilson
70. Dr Tali Chilson
71. Dominic Chiverton
72. Rob Clarke
73. Ted Clement-Evans
74. Mike Clayton
75. Roger Coates
76. Matthew Collings
77. Christine Connolly
78. Marian Connollu
79. Steve Connor
80. Mariatu Conteh
81. Ruth Cooke
82. Andy Coombes
83. Jonathan Coulter
84. Maximilian Cowell
85. Fiona Crawford
86. Richard Crawford
87. Sandra Crawford
88. Lesley Crompton
89. Phil Crowe
90. Matthew Dale
91. Gerald Daly
92. Deborah Darnes
93. Adrienne Davis
94. John Davies
95. Martyn Dawson
96. Ian Day
97. Richard Dixon-Payne
98. Tony Dodds
99. Catherine Doris
100. Cameron Dougherty
101. Clare Dove
102. Ian Dudley
103. Ty Ebright
104. Nancy Elan
105. Cathy Farnworth
106. Kamilia El-Farra
107. Jackie Fearnley
108. Jacqueline Finch
109. Deborah Fink
110. Dianne Fitzgibbons
111. Jeanette Fletcher
112. James Ian Fletcher
113. Flick Foreman
114. Nick Foster
115. Philip Foxe
116. Tom Foxe
117. Tommy Fowler
118. Ed Fredenburgh
119. Glynis Freeman
120. Helen Froggatt
121. Suzanne Gannon
122. Donna Gardner
123. Dr John Garrett
124. Dr Peter Gates
125. Chris Gaynor
126. Gloria George
127. John Gibson
128. Daphne Gilbert
129. John Gillespie
130. Helen Glazier
131. Deborah Good
132. Angie Graham
133. David Graham
134. Elleanne Green
135. Frankie Green
136. Pete Green
137. Sadie Green
138. Sharen Green
139. Peter Gregson
140. Roger Grenville
141. Helen Griffiths
142. Nell Griffiths
143. David Groom
144. John McGrory
145. Allan Grote
146. Andrew Gunton
147. Alex Gutteridge
148. Natalie Guy
149. Steve Hadden
150. Barbara Hainsworth
151. Paul Halas
152. Grace Halfpenny
153. Charlie Hall
154. Dr James Hall
155. Brigid Harbour
156. Jenny Hardacre
157. Emmet Haverty-Stacke
158. David Hawkes
159. David Hawkins
160. Trefor Harris
161. Alan Harrison
162. Maggie Hartley
163. Mervyn Hartwig
164. Joseph Held
165. Greg Hewitt
166. Ian Hickinbottom
167. Debbie Hicks
168. Mike Higgins
169. David Hillman
170. Simon Hindmarsh
171. Simon Hinds
172. Rebekah Hirsch
173. Dr. Abby Hoffmann
174. Diane Holland
175. Rachael Holliday
176. Doug Holton
177. Dee Howard
178. Mike Howard
179. Anna Hubbard
180. Alan Hubbard
181. Richard Hughes
182. David Humphrey
183. Neil Hunt
184. Jocelyn Hurndall
185. Linda Irvine
186. Diana Isserlis
187. Lisa Jacks
188. Andrew Jackson
189. Glyn Jackson
190. Maxine Jackson
191. Rob Jefferson
192. Glenn Jenkins
193. Alexander Jones
194. Barry Jones
195. Cath Jones
196. Cliff Jones
197. Carolyn Jordin
198. George Kambouroglou
199. Stan Keable
200. Afryl Kelly
201. Helen Kemp
202. Thea Khamis
203. Faraz Khan
204. Luqman Khan
205. Shaista Khan
206. Davy King
207. Jennifer King
208. Peter Kirker
209. Ruth Knight
210. Beverley Krell
211. Janet Lambrou
212. David Lancaster
213. Erica Lang
214. Diane Langford
215. Bernice Laschinger
216. Michelle Laufer
217. Paul Lawlor
218. Kay Lawrence
219. Helen Lee
220. Anna Lekay
221. David Letwin
222. Michael Letwin
223. Les Levidow
224. Bruce Levy
225. Mark Lewis
226. Nicholas Long
227. Jake Love Soper
228. Ian MacDonald
229. Duncan MacPherson
230. Dr Alan Maddisson
231. Neil Man
232. Sophia Mangera
233. Hal Mansfield
234. Helen Marks
235. Zoe Mars
236. Becky Matthews-Massey
237. Bruce Mattock
238. David Mattocks
239. Darren Maurice
240. Sandy McBurney
241. Terry McCarthy
242. Kathy McCubbing
243. Terence McGinity
244. Mike McGrath
245. Steve McKenzie
246. Fred McLean-Brown
247. Isobel McMillan
248. Ros Meadow
249. Laurraine de Melchor
250. Stephe Meloy
251. Paul Meaney
252. Michael Merritt
253. Steve Merriman
254. John Metson
255. Jay Millington
256. Simon Milner-Edwards
257. Angie Mindel
258. Anne Mitchell
259. Matthew Montagu-Pollock
260. Brendan Morgan
261. Dittany Morgan
262. Pauline Moriarty
263. Shosh Morris
264. Patricia Morrison
265. Elizabeth Morley
266. SABAH AL-MUKHTAR
267. Catherine Muller
268. Gareth Murphy
269. David Myles
270. Catherine Newall
271. Katie Nikiforou
272. Graham Noble
273. Dr Stephen Norrie
274. Eric Norris
275. Caroline Nunn
276. Steve Nunn
277. Sean O’Donoghue
278. Chris O’Donovan
279. Dennis O’Malley
280. Caroline O’Reilly
281. Edmond O’Reilly
282. Sheryl Odlum
283. Jackie Oversby
284. Tim Oxton
285. Gill Page
286. Pam Page
287. Jeremy Parker
288. Mieczysława Pascoe
289. Frances Patterson
290. Wendy Patterson
291. Robert Payn
292. Allan Pearson
293. Richard Peirce
294. Sarah Perrigo
295. Susan Phasey
296. Sasha Phillips
297. Andy Phipps
298. Lesley Phipps
299. Miranda Pinch
300. David Pinto
301. Brian Precious
302. David Prichard-Jones
303. Bern Price
304. Dipak Rajgor
305. Dr Anandi Ramamurthy
306. Scott Ramone
307. Roland Rance
308. Anthony Rawlinson
309. Gwynne Reddick
310. Nicola Redwood
311. Nigel Reigate
312. Peter Reilly
313. Iain Rendell
314. Dave Rendle
315. Jon de Rennes
316. Andy Richards
317. Steve Richards
318. Dorothy Rimmer
319. Geoff Roberts
320. Maria Roberts
321. Bryan Roe
322. Elke Rohn
323. Lee Rock
324. Ian Roddinson
325. David Roger
326. Vicky Russell
327. Michael Sackin
328. Kevin Safford
329. Jenny Sanderson
330. John Sanderson
331. Rob Sanderson
332. Pauline Sault
333. Nikki Scambler
334. Sarah Scott
335. Paul Scott
336. Reg Scott
337. David Selzer
338. Paul Simm
339. Andy Simons
340. Wendy Sindall
341. Mike Sivier
342. Michael Skiggs
343. Jane Smith
344. Peter Smith
345. John Smith
346. Tracey Smith
347. Wendy Smith
348. Darbiana Souza
349. Julie Speed
350. Linda Speight
351. David St Marthe
352. Dave Statham
353. Jan Steele
354. Mark Strawbridge
355. Paul Stygal
356. Tom Suárez
357. Sue Shaw
358. Catherine Tanner
359. Debbie Thompson
360. Steve Tiller
361. Paul Timperley
362. Cathy Toulet
363. Christine Tongue
364. Julian Townsend
365. David Travis
366. John Tymon
367. Mark Unsworth
368. Paula Varley
369. Barrie Vince
370. Terence Viney
371. Lorna Walker
372. Robert Walker
373. Adam Waterhouse
374. Daniel Waterman
375. David Watson
376. Martin Watson
377. Ian Wellens
378. Tina Werkman
379. Lee Whittaker
380. Bruce Whitehead
381. Stewart Whitehead
382. Michael Wilde
383. Stella Wilkinson-Maynard
384. Clare Louise Wilmott
385. Rita Williams
386. Stephen Williams
387. Norman Wood
388. Avril Wooster
389. Leonard Wright
390. Zoe Zero
391. Maciej Zurowski

 

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