The UK’s Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey was sacked after she shared a post on Twitter that included”an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.”
The one-time leadership competition retweeted a meeting by British paper, The Independent with British actress Maxine Peake where she maintained the US police strategy of kneeling on somebody’s neck had been educated from the Israeli spy agency.
The mention in the reposted post was clarified by the new Labour Party leader, Sir Keir Starmer, as a “Spartan conspiracy concept “
“This day, Keir Starmer requested Rebecca Long-Bailey to resign in the Shadow Cabinet,” said a spokesman for the Labour leader.
Throughout its period in opposition, Labour was dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism inside the celebration throughout the direction of Jeremy Corbyn, Starmer’s predecessor.
“As chief of the Labour Party, Keir was clear that restoring confidence together with the Jewish community is a number one priority,” the announcement added.
Long-Bailey, who had been a Corbyn ally, according to Twitter: “In no way was my retweet a goal to endorse every component of the report.”
“I’d asked to talk about these issues with Keir before agreeing exactly what additional actions to take, but regrettably he’d already made his choice.”
She added she’d continue to encourage the party in parliament beneath Starmer’s leadership.