Joan Ryan MP, Chair of LFI on Labour Party NEC decision to boycott G4S

In response to the decision of the Labour Party NEC last week to boycott G4S Rt Hon Joan Ryan MP, Chair of LFI said:

“The Labour Party has a long-standing policy of oppositions to boycotts which the NEC’s decision directly contravenes. I am writing to the party’s general secretary, Iain McNicol, today to express my deep concern at this development, which I hope will now be urgently reviewed.

As I have consistently argued, boycotts are both wrong in principle by seeking to delegitimise Israel and do nothing to further the cause of peace, foster coexistence or assist the achievement of a two-state solution.”