Labour council candidate suspended for sharing 'abhorrent' posts about Israel

Labour council candidate is kicked out of party after sharing 'abhorrent' posts online that claimed Israel is 'whipping up Labour's anti-Semitism crisis to smear Jeremy Corbyn' Labour suspend Alex Braithwaite, a council candidate in Brighton and Hove Had shared post suggesting anti-Semitism crisis made to 'discredit Corbyn' She's still an independent candidate for the council as it's too late to withdraw

By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:15 BST, 15 April 2019 | Updated: 10:02 BST, 16 April 2019

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Alex Braithwaite (pictured) was suspended by Labour for sharing a conspiracy theory post about Israel. But she remains a council candidate as it is too late to withdraw

Alex Braithwaite (pictured) was suspended by Labour for sharing a conspiracy theory post about Israel. But she remains a council candidate as it is too late to withdraw

A Labour council candidate was suspended from the party last night for spreading a series of ‘abhorrent’ conspiracy theories about Israel.

Alex Braithwaite shared a post suggesting Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis was being whipped up by Israel to discredit leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Last night she apologised and was suspended by Labour. But she remains a candidate for Brighton and Hove Council because it is too late to withdraw. If she wins she will sit as an independent.

Miss Braithwaite, pictured, shared messages supporting Ken Livingstone and claiming the Rothschild family controlled the European Central Bank. 

And she posted a cartoon which suggested the BBC was controlled by the ‘terrorist state’ of Israel. The case will add to concerns Labour has been slow to respond to anti-Semitism cases.

Labour Against Anti-Semitism spokesman Euan Philipps said: ‘Alex Braithwaite has posted a series of highly offensive, anti-Semitic comments, articles and graphics on her

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