#EnoughIsEnough - UJS statement

'It is only too clear that once again the Labour Party has categorically failed the Jewish community. After yet another instance of antisemitism from within the leadership of the party, UJS is compelled to stand with our community, and demand that enough is enough.

'We have seen Labour Students turn promises of ‘zero tolerance for antisemitism’ into action, working with UJS and JLM to provide antisemitism training to over 600 volunteers and taking action to expel members where appropriate, such as the co-chair of Manchester University Labour Club last year. The same, however, cannot be said of the national Labour leadership, which has consistently failed to live up to the Party’s own proclaimed standards.

'Later this week UJS will be hosting a fringe event at NUS National Conference, highlighting the insidious nature of antisemitic conspiracy theories. The blindness to the racist tropes in Mear One’s mural is just the latest example of how the current Labour leadership has failed to confront past transgressions, failed our community, and failed to tackle antisemitism wherever it surfaces within their party.

'I hope Jewish students in London will show their support in Westminster tomorrow and join all those demanding ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.'

- Josh Holt, UJS President 2017-18

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Together we create and deliver powerful campaigns; fighting prejudice, advancing inclusion, and inspiring education and action on the issues that matter to us. 

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