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Exclusive: Labour Anti-Semitism Whistleblower Accuses Party Of 'Vicious' Smears

Labour launched a “vicious and libellous” smear campaign to “attack and demean” whistleblowers as union chiefs view the party’s anti-Semitism crisis as “designed to bring Jeremy Corbyn down”, a party whistleblower has said.  Writing exclusively for HuffPost UK in the wake of the shock BBC Panorama investigation, the party’s former head of disputes, Sam Matthews, takes aim at his former union, Unite, and its boss Len McCluskey.  Matthews, who revealed he contemplated suicide during months spent dealing with anti-Semitism complaints for Labour, said it “should have been a watershed moment for the party” when he and seven others spoke to the BBC investigation. Instead the party’s press operation “started smearing” whistleblowers “before the programme had even aired”, he said, adding...

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