We need to unite behind Jeremy Corbyn

Following last Thursday’s referendum, David Cameron resigned, paying a heavy political price for the Tories’ failures and divisions.

Meanwhile, the ongoing attempts to blame Jeremy Corbyn for the result of the referendum are part of an attempt to deflect some of the anger and blame from the Tory government.

Sadly, some have seen it as an opportunity to try to open up another front against Jeremy’s leadership of the Labour Party.


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Ken Livingstone’s supplementary statement to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism

Ken Livingstone has submitted a supplementary written statement to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism.
The committee states that it is inquiring into anti-Semitism, looking at whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased and the particular dangers facing Jewish people arising from terrorism.
Below is Ken Livingstone’s supplementary written statement.

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Supplementary written statement submitted by Ken Livingstone to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism

Introduction

I gave written and oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry into anti-Semitism on 14 June 2016.
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Ken Livingstone’s written statement to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism

Ken Livingstone has been called to present oral evidence to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism on 14 June.
The committee is inquiring into anti-Semitism, looking at whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased and the particular dangers facing Jewish people arising from terrorism.
Below is the written statement Ken Livingstone submitted to the committee on the issues it is investigating.

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Written statement submitted by Ken Livingstone to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the rise of anti-Semitism

Introduction

I have been called to give evidence to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry into anti-Semitism, which is looking at whether prejudice against the Jewish community has increased and the particular dangers facing Jewish people arising from terrorism.
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Denying future generations the opportunities they deserve

Myself, Tony Benn and Jeremy Corbyn were among those MPs who rebelled against Tony Blair’s decision to introduce tuition fees in 1998.

I remember speaking alongside student campaigners for free education who rightly warned that the Labour government’s decision was the thin end of the wedge when it came to passing the costs of education on to students themselves.

There was something particularly angering about seeing MPs who had themselves benefited from a free university education voting to take away the ladder of opportunity for future generations.
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