UK anti-racism group calls on Labour Party to respond to complains about data leaks to Zionist media

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Press release by Labour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism

Labour Against Zionist Islamophobic Racism (LAZIR) believe that Labour headquarters has been infiltrated by Zionists. Last Frida,y 31 May, Pete Willsman of Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) was suspended after saying that Israeli agents were at work within the party. But LAZIR believes this would explain the leaks that have bedevilled Labour activists since the recent rash of suspensions began. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has now stepped in, telling Labour to start responding to complaints.

The recent “bogus anti-Semitism” suspensions began on 27 February with Chris Williamson MP (for comments suggesting Labour has been “too apologetic” over anti-Semitism); soon followed by the suspension of Asa Wistanley (journalist at the Electronic Intifada; Councillor Stuart Porthouse, former mayor of Sunderland, suspended for sharing an interview with George Galloway on Sky News; Sean McCallum, mayoral candidate in Mansfield, suspended on the basis of two tweets questioning the origins of a meme that Naz Shah MP had posted; Jo Bird, a Jewish councillor in the Wirral, suspended for telling jokes; 

LAZIR Chair Pete Gregson; and most recently NEC member Pete Willsman.

LAZIR notes that in most cases the Jewish press published details of the suspensions before the party members received any notice from Labour HQ.

The witch-hunt at Labour is in full flow, with all those Labour members campaigning for Palestine and against bogus anti-Semitism at risk. However, the fact that there is no real problem of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party is reflected in the data released by General-Secretary Jennie Formby which shows that only 0.08 per cent of party members had done anything meriting investigation over anti-Semitism. But one would hardly know this from recent media coverage. Many Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs) such as Sheffield Hallam, Camberwell and Peckham in south London have overwhelmingly passed resolutions claiming that Derby North MP Williamson has been a victim of false allegations of anti-Semitism.

LAZIR notes that in most cases the Jewish press published details of the suspensions before the party members received any notice from Labour HQ. At the time of Asa’s suspension, Labour Against the Witch-hunt expressed outrage that once again the compliance unit had leaked details of Labour’s disciplinary processes to the press.

At the same time, LAZIR chair Gregson lodged a complaint to the ICO over the leaking of his data to Jewish News, five days before he received the suspension letter. He also complained about the failure of Labour to respond to his Subject Access Request (SAR). Only a few days ago, the ICO finally responded, pointing out that Labour had a “number” of outstanding SAR requests that it had failed to respond to within the statutory one calendar month deadline. The ICO declared to Gregson that Labour has infringed the party data protection obligations. It also noted that Labour has not addressed Gregson’s concern that his personal information was disclosed to a third party.

The ICO has told Gregson that it is working with Labour to action the outstanding requests and will be monitoring their progress to ensure Labour improves its practises going forward. The ICO has relayed Gregson’s concerns back to Labour and called upon the party to reply to the complaint Gregson had lodged in mid-March. The ICO has reassured Gregson that once he gets a reply from Labour, if he is unhappy with it, the ICO will then be in a position to establish whether it thinks an infringement of Labour’s data protection practises has taken place.

LAZIR believes that Labour’s Governance and Legal Unit has been infiltrated by Zionists working on behalf of Israel. LAZIR will work to expose this and to call the NEC to act to root out the moles causing so much damage to the party’s reputation.

Gregson has written back to the ICO noting their SAR concerns but pointing out that the main reason he had written to the ICO in the first place was on account of the far more serious matter of his suspension having been leaked to Jewish News five days before he received the suspension letter. As far as he can tell, this is in clear violation of the General Data Protection Regulations and is illegal. Gregson is very surprised the ICO has simply asked the party to respond to his complaint, without any kind of timescale being specified. He notes the ICO asked Labour to write to him “as soon as possible” but has pointed out It is now June and the disclosure to the press took place three months previously. He has asked the ICO to indicate how long he must wait for a response.

Other activists who have been suspended have also complained to the ICO.

LAZIR believes that Labour’s Governance and Legal Unit has been infiltrated by Zionists working on behalf of Israel. LAZIR will work to expose this and to call the NEC to act to root out the moles causing so much damage to the party’s reputation. LAZIR point to “The Lobby” video, which can be viewed here, as evidence that Israel has long been undermining the UK’s political foundations.

For more information about LAZIR, click here.

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