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Ken Loach: UK Labour Birthday party expelled me for not ‘disowning’ alleged antisemites

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Ken Loach: UK Labour Birthday party expelled me for not ‘disowning’ alleged antisemites

Loach is a terminate buddy and main supporter Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour chief who was as soon as excoriated for allowing what critics deemed a significant antisemitism waddle to fester.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
 

AUGUST 16, 2021 02: 38

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Director Ken Loach poses during a photocall for the film

Director Ken Loach poses for the length of a photocall for the film “I, Daniel Blake” in competitors at the 69th Cannes Film Competition in Cannes, France, May maybe also just 13, 2016

(photo credit: JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER / REUTERS)

Ken Loach, a number one British socialist activist and award-a success filmmaker, mentioned Saturday on Twitter that the Labour Birthday party had expelled him for refusing to “disown” other Labour members who were kicked out over antisemitism concerns in fresh months.

‘Labour HQ at final decided I’m not match to be a member of their celebration, as I will not disown these already expelled. Effectively…’ KL

— Ken Loach & Sixteen Movies (@KenLoachSixteen) August 14, 2021

“Labour HQ at final decided I’m not match to be a member of their celebration, as I will not disown these already expelled,” Loach tweeted. “I am proud to stand with the accurate guests and comrades victimised by the purge. There could be indeed a witch hunt.”

Loach is a terminate buddy and main supporter of fellow democratic socialist Jeremy Corbyn, the former Labour Birthday party chief who was as soon as excoriated for allowing what critics deemed a significant antisemitism waddle to fester amongst his celebration supporters.

Since succeeding Corbyn as Labour chief in April 2020, Keir Starmer has sought to reshape the celebration’s public image by expelling or demoting several of its leading activists and supporters who absorb either been immediately accused of antisemitism or who hiss that Corbyn’s tenure did not consequence in a substantive antisemitism controversy.

Labour has not publicly commented on Loach, who has explored socialist beliefs in his works, alongside with “I, Daniel Blake,” which received handiest film at the prestigious Cannes Film Competition in 2016.

The chief of 1 among the groups that persistently downplays the alleged antisemitism complications below Corbyn, Jewish Teach for Labour, will seemingly be below investigation all the plan in which thru the celebration for calling the controversy “exaggerated.” Jenny Manson made the claim for the length of a televised BBC interview in November.

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Ken Loach: UK Labour Birthday party expelled me for not ‘disowning’ alleged antisemites