It beggars belief that Chris Williamson has been readmitted to the Labour Party given his pattern of behaviour on antisemitism. It doesn’t suggest that those taking decisions are taking the @EHRC investigation seriously. (1)— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) June 26, 2019
The decision about whether the Labour whip is restored is a decision for @jeremycorbyn. Restoring the whip will be received as a punch in the stomach to many Jewish members who’ve stayed to fight antisemitism and will reinforce fears that he doesn’t take antisemitism seriously.— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) June 26, 2019
Unbelievable. This shows that the complaints process is a complete sham. This is not zero tolerance. This is letting your political pals back in and turning a blind eye to Jew-hate.— Margaret Hodge (@margarethodge) June 26, 2019
Every decent Labour Party member must challenge this. https://t.co/13zOQJl5Sn
The decision to let chris Williamson back into party in time for him to stand again as a labour candidate is best example yet of why we need an independent process for anti Semitism and sexual harassment complaints and not mates rates ... #EnoughIsEnough— stellacreasy (@stellacreasy) June 26, 2019
The Williamson fiasco will be the perfect case study for the EHRC to determine whether the Labour Party is institutionally racist.— John Mann (@JohnMannMP) June 26, 2019
Clearer than ever, for today's 'anti-racist' Labour Party, it's who you know, not who you hate, that matters.— Mike Katz (@mikekatz) June 26, 2019
Zero tolerance? Don't make me laugh. https://t.co/lxRUiBwiwg
It’s a disgrace that Chris Williamson is let off with a warning. It shows the extent to which a party which had a proud record on racism has been poisoned under Jeremy Corbyn. The only question is when decent Labour MPs will finally say enough is enough and do something about it. https://t.co/m6vgRyaZqd— Ian Austin (@IanAustinMP) June 26, 2019
The Guardian reports that Williamson will face a re-selection battle in his Derby North constituency. If he is deselected it will mark an ironic twist of fate for the man who earlier this year embarked on what he called his 'Democracy Roadshow'. He toured the country calling for MPs to face mandatory re-selection, in other words a 'purge' of all those members seen as disloyal to the Great Leader. That's a socialist's version of 'democracy'.
In one respect it would be a shame to see the back of Williamson. His views are so extreme he is a liability to the party every time he opens his mouth. There are no pretences with Williamson, he is an unapologetic Marxist.
Contrast this with the softly softly approach of the likes of Corbyn and McDonnell. While they may appear in front of murals of Marx and Lenin on May Day, when confronted about their communism they plead innocence. This is what makes Corbyn and McDonnell eminently more dangerous. We can see red Williamson coming a mile off, but Corbyn and McDonnell play their Marxist cards a tad closer to their chests. Until they are in power...