Prediction time (updated)

The Jewish Chronicle has more on the Oxford Union Labor Club’s antisemitism:

Labour Students, the umbrella group for the party’s student movements, said it was “deeply troubled” by the episode.
“We unequivocally condemn any form of antisemitism. We are taking these allegations very seriously and will do whatever is necessary to ensure every Labour club is a safe space for Jewish students.”

Let me translate:

Labour Students, the umbrella group for the party’s student movements, said it was “deeply embarrassed” by the episode making it into the mainstream media.
“We unequivocally condemn any form of antisemitism that other people practice. We are taking these allegations very seriously and will do whatever is necessary to pretend we care. We will ensure every Labour club is a safe space for Jewish students who are antisemitic or anti-Zionist, or both.”

In short, I predict they will do nothing substantial. They may sweep it under the carpet, if they can be bothered.

Incidentally, it’s a shame nobody put the remaining chair person, Noni Csogor, on the spot. Read the JC report, and tell me you don’t smell a whiff of hypocrisy emanating from the chair.

Finally, it’s noteworthy that neither the BBC nor the Guardian have covered this. Haaretz has, which means we know they both know about it! To be fair, there is a link at the BBC site to the Haaretz story. Not quite the full attention it deserves, but at least it is something I suppose.

[Update: the Guardian finally stepped up to the plate. See here. I’m not changing my prediction, though.]