The Labour Files – The Forde Response – Al Jazeera Investigations

In July 2022, barrister Martin Forde KC produced a report on racism in the British Labour Party for party leader Keir Starmer. The report identified a "hierarchy of racism" with antisemitism being taken more seriously than other forms of racism. Forde has spoken publicly for the first time to Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit, revealing he has heard little from the party since the report's publication.

 

Forde also resisted pressure from the BBC to remove criticism of its 2019 Panorama documentary. Forde felt “vindicated” by the I-Unit investigation, The Labour Files, released in September 2022, which exposed the inner workings of the opposition party.

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