Sydney University Students’ Representative Council backs Jeremy Corbyn

November 13, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The University of Sydney Students’ Representative Council has passed a motion opposing the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the UK Labour Party, claiming he is “a victim of a monstrous campaign of slander”.

The motion was: Oppose Corbyn’s Suspension, Anti-Zionism is not Antisemitism

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students reports:

According to the motion, Jews reporting experiences of antisemitism within UK Labour are part of a “cynical lie intended to intimidate and silence the left”.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission which spent over a year investigating the situation found that under Corbyn, UK Labour “at best, did not do enough to prevent antisemitism and, at worst, could be seen to accept it”.

The fact is that Corbyn oversaw and indulged an extraordinary degree of Jew-hatred within the UK Labour Party.

For the movers of the SRC motion, Lily Campbell and Jack Mansell, to label the outcome of the independent investigation into antisemitism within UK Labour under Corbyn as a “smear” is essentially to adopt the antisemitic rhetoric which the report itself highlights.

The report states that “suggesting complaints of antisemitism are fake or smears” has the effect of accusing the Jewish community of “deliberately making up antisemitism complaints to undermine the Labour Party, and ignores legitimate and genuine complaints of antisemitism in the Party”.

A spokesperson for AUJS said: “Five members of the SRC spoke for the motion and voted to effectively excuse antisemitism.

We would like to thank SRC councillors Angelina Gu, Grace Hu, Julia Kokic, Zac Pitkethley, Nicholas Comino and Jason Howe for standing up against bigotry and voting against this deplorable motion.”

A spokesperson for AUJS told J-Wire: “We were not aware of the motion until after it occurred. ”


2 Responses to “Sydney University Students’ Representative Council backs Jeremy Corbyn”
  1. Jan Poddebsky says:

    The Sydney University Students’ Representative Council is improperly named in this decision. They do NOT represent me.

  2. Mr. Peter Halas says:

    What a bunch of deluded idiots.

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