We welcome the completion of Baroness Royall’s investigation into antisemitism within the Oxford University Labour Club and we look forward to the recommendations listed being implemented as soon as possible.
However, it is concerning that the full report has yet to be published. Jewish students at Oxford are unlikely to be satisfied with the findings, as it was many of whom submitted evidence to both the Labour Students and Baroness Royall’s inquiries. This is the second example of reports on antisemitism being supressed, therefore we sincerely hope that the Shami Chakrabarti report will provide greater transparency on the allegations of antisemitism within OULC.
Last night’s blog by Baroness Royall provided much needed clarity on the findings in her report, but once again supported the fact that many Jewish students do not feel welcome within student politics.
Nationally, UJS continues to have a strong relationship with Labour Students, and we will be looking to support them and the Jewish Labour Movement in the training for officers of Labour Clubs in dealing with antisemitism.