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Okay, since we're debating anti-semitism again, let's have a quick run-through of what #Labour might have done, and what they have done.
Have they announced a specific speech by the Leader, or Deputy Leader, admitting mistakes in the past, and laying out a *specific* policy agenda to tackle the problem? No.
Have they admitted that, while of course one finds AS in lots of places, there is a *particular variant* of the curse on the Left, which is insidiously worming its way into the party's DNA? No.
Have they cut all ties with their conveniently-deployed front organisations, e.g. 'JVL', Skwawk, Canary, etc. etc.? No.
Have they *denounced* those groups or sources, which are often the very locus of the racism that's infecting the party? No.
Has a fast track process (of course, with an appeals system) been announced to really root out the hatred? No.
Have some of the most high-profile haters (you all know who I mean) been booted out yet? No.
Has Compliance been really beefed up, with a big round of recruiting and maybe a dedicated anti-AS officer? No.
Has the whataboutery ceased - the blame and chaff being cast in all directions, everywhere but where it really lies? No.
Perhaps #Labour has appointed a Special Prosecutor-style post, or an Ombudsman, to really pull out the AS, root and branch? No.
Has there been a clean-up on social media, including on FB, with the party really reining in the moderators/ creators of those groups? No.
What about a purge of all those people on social media, who appear to be members, who are denying the problem? Perhaps a proper and accredited course or seminar on AS for those who are merely confused? No.
What about the Bristol West members who put forward and voted for that terrible motion against @ThangamMP? Have they been disciplined? Don't think so.
Have local CLPs passing discriminatory or inflammatory motions been suspended, or had their ECs reformed? No.
In this situation, I am driven to the conclusion that UK Labour doesn't give a damn about AS, and when the storm has blown over, it will proceed as before. /Ends.

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