Anti-Semitism in Labour Party helped fuel record number of attacks on Jewish community, charity says

Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party has helped to fuel a record number of attacks on the Jewish community, a charity has warned.

The Community Security Trust (CST), which monitors anti-Semitism, recorded 1,382 anti-Semitic incidents nationwide in 2017 which they said was “unprecedented”.

This was the highest tally the organisation has registered for a calendar year since it began gathering the data in 1984. The figure was up by 3 per cent compared with 1,346 in 2016, which had itself been a record annual total.