Three Labour MPs blast their own frontbench over 'complicity' in smearing ...

Three Labour MPs blast their own frontbench over 'complicity' in smearing whistleblowers who exposed anti-Semitism Three Labour backbenchers condemned 'spin campaign' against former staff who spoke out about anti-Jewish racism in the Labour Party to the BBC Ruth Smeeth, Wes Streeting and John Mann accused MPs of being 'complicit' Labour said those who spoke out had 'personal and political axes to grind' 

By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:02 BST, 22 July 2019 | Updated: 08:41 BST, 22 July 2019

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Labour MPs last night accused their own frontbench of being ‘actively complicit’ in smearing whistleblowers who have exposed anti-Semitism in the party.

Three backbenchers – Ruth Smeeth, Wes Streeting and John Mann – condemned the ‘officially sanctioned spin campaign’ against former staff who spoke out about anti-Jewish racism in the Labour Party in a BBC Panorama documentary.

When the programme was broadcast earlier this month, Labour described those taking part as ‘disaffected former officials’ opposed to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, and claimed they had ‘both personal and political axes to grind’.

The letter from the backbenchers, who are all members of the All-Party Group on Anti-Semitism, called for

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