The BBC Panorama programme (10 July) about Labour’s antisemitism problem has intensified the Party’s internal row.
Unfortunately, because the programme was not well done, and because Labour’s response has been to “shoot the messenger” as Emily Thornberry rightly put it when criticising that reaction, the renewed row has brought very little light so far.
Thornberry said: “I think that we shouldn’t be going for the messengers, we should be looking at the message. I think that is what is important.
“Nobody can pretend that there isn’t an ongoing problem within the Labour Party about antisemitism,