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  Equality watchdog launches Labour anti-Semitism probe
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jun 02, 2019 08:29pm
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News DateTuesday, May 28, 2019 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a formal investigation into the Labour Party over allegations of anti-Semitism.

The watchdog told the party in March it had received a number of complaints and was considering its next steps.

It will now formally look into whether Labour has "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish".

Labour's shadow equalities minister says the party will "fully co-operate".

Dawn Butler said: "The Labour Party at its heart and core is an anti-racist party… so I see this as a way of ensuring, with the scrutiny of the EHRC, that the Labour Party's rules and policies are robust and fair."

She added that the investigation would help Labour "build trust with the Jewish community".
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