Top Jeremy Corbyn aide used unofficial email to interfere in Labour anti-Semitism cases

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LABOUR was last night hit by a fresh anti-Semitism storm after a top Corbyn aide was exposed for using an unofficial email to block suspensions.

Andrew Murray used his Unite email to try and stop an activist being kicked out for defending an infamous anti-Semitic mural.

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Andrew Murray tried to stop an activist being kicked out for defending a London mural depicting Jewish bankers[/caption]

Furious Labour MPs accused him of trying to cover up his blatant interference by using the non-Labour email.

Jewish Labour MP Margaret Hodge blasted: “He is trying to hide the fact he is actually interfering in these cases.

“And these are really, really important and horrible forms of racism.

“It just shows this is not a fair process and there has been political influence.”

Mr Murray – an ex member of the Communist Party – works for Unite union baron Len McCluskey, but is on loan to Jeremy Corbyn’s office.

These are really, really important and horrible forms of racism…it just shows this is not a fair process and there has been political influence

In a bombshell email earlier this year, he overruled a decision that an activist should be kicked out for defending a mural showing hook-nosed men sitting around a Monopoly board.

A Labour source told The Jewish Chronicle they think a string of top party officials are using Unite emails to hide from scrutiny.

The Hilary Clinton style email scandal will pile yet more pressure on Mr Corbyn, whose party has been blown apart by the racism storm.

In a damning blow, the party is being investigated by the equalities watchdog over claims it has illegally discriminated against Jew.

But the latest scandal has fuelled fears top Corbyn officials could evade justice by hiding their meddling on private accounts.

A Labour spokesman said any claim the Unite email address was used to evade scrutiny is “false and illogical”.


They added: “Any email sent from a Labour account or with any Labour accounts copied in would be on the Labour system and therefore searchable.”

Labour sources said staff members asked Mr Murray for his advice, and that he did not intervene to overrule a decision but just gave his advice.

They said Mr Murray was not in breach of any party rules by using his Unite account.

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This is the latest anti-Semitism row to hit Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party[/caption]


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