Labour MP Wes Streeting has been strongly criticised for his decision to speak at an event arranged by an organisation accused of “hosting extremist Islamist speakers”, with observers saying he should be “ashamed”.
Mr Streeting, who represents Ilford North, a constituency with thousands of Jewish voters, and is vice chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, is due to take part in an event advertised as launching “Islamophobia Awareness Month”, organised by the Muslim Engagement and Development group (Mend). Another Labour MP, Stephen Kinnock, is also due to attend.
In a report published today by the Henry Jackson Society think tank, MEND is accused of having “regularly hosted illiberal, intolerant and extremist Islamist speakers at public events”.
Read more in the Jewish Chronicle.