Angela Rayner MP

Ahead of a speech from Michael Gove on the subject, Labour’s deputy leader and shadow communities secretary Angela Rayner MP today set out Labour’s view that:

“There is no place in Britain for antisemitic hate and those who push this poison should face the full force of the law. We all have a responsibility to condemn this vile hatred and show that it will never be tolerated.

“Michael Gove is right that most people on these marches have been protesting peacefully and lawfully, but we cannot tolerate the hateful minority and the appalling incidents of antisemitism.

“Labour will continue to urge Ministers to reverse the downgrading of recording requirements for non-crime hate incidents, bring forward a new Hate Crime Strategy, and crack down on online extremism. Our door will always be open to working together on finding ways of tackling this hate.”