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Jackie Walker Removed By Momentum Committee As Vice-Chair After Anti-Semitism Complaints

“Having read reports of what Jackie Walker is alleged to have said, listened to the leaked video, and heard Jackie’s version of events, the Committee does not regard any of the comments she appears to have made, taken individually, to be antisemitic.

“However, the Committee does consider her remarks on Holocaust Memorial Day and on security of Jewish schools to be ill-informed, ill-judged and offensive.

“In such circumstances, the Committee feels that Jackie should have done more to explain herself to mitigate the upset caused and should have been careful about statements on this and related subjects, whatever her record as an anti-racist, which the Committee applauds.”

Walker had been heckled at a Labour conference event ‘Confronting anti-Semitism and engaging Jewish voters’ for criticising Holocaust Memorial Day for not including non-Jewish genocide victims.

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