British Labour Party Official In Charge of Disciplining Anti-Semites Resigns After Emails Reveal She Defended A Holocaust Denier

On Monday, the organized British Jewish community took the unprecedented step of flooding the square outside Parliament to protest unchecked anti-Semitism in the U.K. Labour party under current leader Jeremy Corbyn. Drawing 1 in every 200 British Jews on less than 24 hours of notice, the event made all the major front pages and succeeded in forcing the issue, at least for the moment. On Wednesday, this renewed scrutiny claimed its first casualty.

Last night, top Corbyn ally Christine Shawcroft resigned as the chair of Labour’s disciplinary panel, after leaked emails revealed that she had defended a Holocaust denier and anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist against suspension. The bigot in question was the aptly named Alan Bull, a Labour candidate who shared an article on Facebook titled “International Red Cross Report Confirms the Holocaust of Six Million Jews is a Hoax,” along with others claiming the Mossad killed JFK and that Israel is working with ISIS.

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