Reaction to Labour Party NEC’s G4S decision

Commenting on reports that the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee has voted to cancel G4S’s contract to provide security services for Labour’s annual conference, a spokesman for Fair Play, the¬†joint anti-boycott initiative of the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council, said:

“The Labour NEC has decided to boycott G4S for providing the metal detectors and security guards that protect Israeli civillians from terror attacks. The NEC vote calls into question Labour’s commitment to security and conflicts with the Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn’s strong statements opposing the de-legitimisation of Israel. So what is Labour’s policy now? This decision is pointless gesture politics and we urge Labour’s General Secretary to ensure G4S is treated fairly and that this boycott is reversed.”

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