This post-election analysis first appeared in the Jewish News on 10 May 2021

First, the good news.

The London Assembly constituency of Barnet & Camden, which is the biggest Jewish ‘seat’ to be contested at any election, was comfortably held by Labour.

Jewish Labour Movement member Anne Clarke, who takes…


This article originally appeared on LabourList on 30 October 2020

Yesterday was a watershed moment for the Labour Party. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission published the results of its two-year investigation into the Labour Party. Its forensic and damning report found that the party had broken the law. …


This originally appeared in Jewish News, 29 Oct 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but finally we saw the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) report into the Labour Party today. And it was a complete vindication for the Jewish Labour Movement and our members.

Today was a day…


I was pleased to be invited by Matt Forde on to his excellent podcast ‘The Political Party’ to talk about Labour’s antisemitism problem, the new leadership of Keir Starmer and — given the timing of when we spoke — the leaked report compiled by Labour Party staff, ostensibly on…


This article was originally published on LabourList on 7 April

This morning, Jewish Labour Movement national secretary Peter Mason and I joined a video call hosted by Keir Starmer, with Angela Rayner and other Jewish community organisations, to discuss how best he can get a grip on antisemitism in the…


This article was written for the Daily Mirror, ahead of the declaration of Labour’s leadership election results on 4 April 2020.

JLM’s Labour leadership hustings at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood London, 13 February 2020

Good riddance to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership. …


This piece first appeared in the New Statesman online on 16 January 2020

In every interview, when Labour leadership candidates are asked why Labour crashed to its worst performance since 1935, anti-Semitism is highlighted as one of the prime causes.

It is rightly used as a proxy, proof of Jeremy…


This first appeared in LabourList on 23 December 2019. You can join the Jewish Labour Movement here

It is hard for anyone associated with Labour – now or in the past – to find any silver linings in the party’s seismic election defeat. …


This was first published in the Observer on 8 December, under the title ‘Why we in the Jewish Labour Movement have not campaigned for Jeremy Corbyn

Who would have thought that antisemitism – and the way it has infected and toxified the Labour party – would become a dominant theme…

Mike Katz

National Chair, Jewish Labour Movement. Hendon parliamentary candidate, 2017; London Assembly 2016. Serving life sentence as Spurs fan.

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