Gordon Brown told Jewish Labour members they will ‘never walk alone’ today, as he called upon Labour to adopt the internationally recognised definition of anti-Semitism.
The former Prime Minister made the emotional plea ahead of Tuesday’s meeting of the party’s ruling National Executive Committee on whether to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance declaration, including examples of what is anti-Semitism.
Labour has been torn apart by the anti-Semitism crisis engulfing the party.
Jeremy Corbyn’s critics accuse of him of failing to do enough to root out hatred in Labour ranks, after Jewish MPs were targeted with vile abuse.
Former party leader Mr Brown told the Jewish Labour Movement conference: “We will show solidarity with the Jewish community facing these attacks, facing these intimidations, facing this racism, facing this discrimination, that we are not the Labour Party that we aspire to be.
“This is not simply about changing a policy, it’s not just about a procedure, it’s about who we are, it’s about what we stand for, it’s about what makes us tick, it’s about the soul of the Labour Party.”