UJS statement: Co-Chair of Manchester Labour Students resigns after antisemitic tweets

Following revelations in the Mancunion that the recently elected Manchester Metropolitan Co-Chair of Manchester Labour Students, Tayyib Nawaz, has resigned after posting antisemitic and homophobic tweets, Campaigns Director Josh Nagli said:

'UJS welcome the resignation of the newly elected co-chair of Manchester Labour Students. We were seriously concerned to see the numerous antisemitic social media posts, alongside other offensive posts that he made. Comments using antisemitic tropes, Holocaust inversion and offensive language have no place in campus discussions and certainly not in in the Labour Party, which purports to be a party of anti-racism in all forms.

'We will continue to work closely with Labour Students on a national basis as well as with individual Labour clubs, and will be looking to carry on our training programme of Combatting Antisemitism and Understanding Jewish Students alongside Labour Students and the Jewish Labour Movement.'

(Pictured: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School)

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