Former Momentum vice-chair was suspended more than two years ago
'The former vice-chair of Momentum Jackie Walker has been expelled from the Labour party for misconduct, in one of the longest-running high-profile cases of the party’s antisemitism crisis.
It is understood the party disciplinary process took into account a pattern of behaviour by Walker over time, including comments on social media. She was expelled for “prejudicial and grossly detrimental behaviour against the party”.
Walker was suspended more than two years ago after comments made at an antisemitism training session, where she criticised Holocaust Memorial Day for only commemorating Jewish victims.
After participants said the event does in fact commemorate other genocides, Walker said that was not how she viewed it. “In practice, it’s not actually circulated and advertised as such,” she said. “I was looking for information and I still haven’t heard a definition of antisemitism that I can work with.”
During the training event, Walker also questioned why Jewish organisations, including schools, said they needed high security.
The event, which took place at the Labour party conference, was secretly filmed and then leaked to the media, leading to Walker’s suspension from the party. Walker has since made a film called Witch Hunt about her experiences.
Walker was previously suspended and then readmitted to the Labour party after posting during a Facebook discussion that Jews were “chief financiers of the sugar and slave trade” and arguing that “the Jewish Holocaust does not allow Zionists to do what they want”.
She was readmitted to the party after an investigation but removed from her post in Momentum after her second suspension.'
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