Chris Williamson, the Labour MP for Derby North, has been suspended from the party after allegations that he made antisemitic comments. Williamson, who has denied the allegations, will be suspended until investigations are completed.
Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the party, condemned the words used by Williamson, saying:
“Chris Williamson has produced a long-winded and heavily caveated apology. It is not good enough. If it was in my gift I would have removed the whip from him already.”
The Board of Deputies of British Jews also condemned Williamson, saying:
“We reject Chris Williamson’s half-hearted apology, which appears in any case to have been written by someone else.”