LFI parliamentary supporter Margaret Hodge MP

At today’s statement in the House of Commons on antisemitism in the UK, two LFI parliamentarians spoke about the need for the government to take tougher action against the huge increase in antisemitic incidents that have been recorded since 7 October.

LFI parliamentary supporter Margaret Hodge MP called for a “coordinated” response to the spiralling antisemitism rates, including a new and updated Hate Crime Action Plan.

LFI parliamentary supporter Christian Wakeford MP

Later, LFI vice-chair Christian Wakeford MP spoke about the “sinister” and growing use of terms like “Zionism” and “Zionist” as thinly veiled code for Jews in public discourse. “Anti-Zionism is antisemitism”, he concluded.