Following the publishing of the Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism in the Labour Party, it is evident that the Labour Party have swept the issue of alleged antisemitism within Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) under the carpet.
The Chakrabarti report has clearly followed the previous two inquiries in revealing nothing of the alleged antisemitism within OULC despite the in-depth evidence that many Jewish students at Oxford had given to all three inquiries. This is further proof that the Labour Party is unwilling to confront the issue of antisemitism within its own ranks.
Many Jewish students at Oxford not only feel frustrated, but also let down by a process that, almost five months later, has failed to properly address the issues that they have raised. They were told that evidence from Jan Royall’s inquiry would be included in Shami Chakrabarti’s, but last week’s publication showed nothing of the sort.
The inquiries have yet to reassure Jewish students at Oxford that OULC is a welcoming environment for Jewish students, and they deserve answers, so it is therefore imperative that Jan Royall's report be published in full immediately.
UJS Campaigns Director, Josh Nagli, said:
“UJS will continue to support Jewish students at Oxford in ensuring that the alleged antisemitsm within Oxford University Labour Club is properly addressed. Nationally we will continue to work with Labour Students to ensure Labour Clubs across the UK are welcoming environments for Jewish students.”