Conservative Party reaffirms “zero tolerance” to antisemitism and action against boycotts

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theresa mayThe Conservative Party released a statement yesterday reiterating its “zero tolerance approach” to antisemitism and action against “counterproductive and damaging” anti-Israel boycotts, following the release of its manifesto ahead of the General Election on June 8th.

The statement emphasised the party’s tough stance against antisemitism; “in contrast to what we’ve seen from Jeremy Corbyn, we have always been clear that the Conservative Party will take a zero tolerance approach to antisemitism”.

It further underlined that the Conservative Party “have taken firm action to stop counter-productive and damaging municipal boycotts against Israel”.

The statement read: “As part of Theresa May’s plan for a stronger Britain, the Conservative Manifesto sets out a number of policies for our Jewish communities. For example, we will establish a Commission for Countering Extremism to root out extremism and antisemitism in society, and push forward with our plan for tackling hate crime committed on the basis of religion”.

On the subject of faith schools, the statement reads: “We will also replace the unfair and ineffective inclusivity rules which limit new, oversubscribed faith schools from admitting more than 50% if their intake on the basis of religion”.

Click here to read Prime Minister Theresa May’s manifesto in full.

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