Peers report pro-Corbyn Facebook pages to police for antisemitism

Source: The Guardian

By Political correspondent

Cross-party group says some posts incite violence and should be urgently investigated

Lord Sugar, a signatory to the letter to Scotland Yard, has been strongly critical of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Labour.
 Lord Sugar, a signatory to the letter to Scotland Yard, has been strongly critical of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Labour. Photograph: Chris Williamson/Getty Images

A group of peers, including Alan Sugar, have written to the Metropolitan police to report antisemitic abuse on Facebook pages backing Jeremy Corbyn.

The letter, to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, came from a group of cross-party peers, drafted by Lord Polak, who is honorary president of the Conservative Friends of Israel.

The letter says the messages on some pro-Corbyn Facebook pages “go well beyond what can reasonably be considered as free speech, and we believe those which incite violence should urgently be investigated to establish whether they were made with serious intent”.

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