LBC political editor ‘assaulted’ by ‘notorious antisemite’ at Labour conference

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LBC political editor ‘assaulted’ by ‘notorious antisemite’ at Labour conference

Theo Usherwood "forcibly removed" from a Jewish Voice for Labour event listed in the conference guide, entitled: ‘Labour in crisis: Tackling racism in the party'.

Tony Greenstein
Tony Greenstein

The political editor of radio station LBC has accused notorious anti-Israel activist Tony Greenstein of “assaulting” him at a fringe event at the Labour Party conference.

The incident on Sunday evening took place during a Jewish Voice for Labour event listed in the Labour Party official guide, entitled: ‘Labour in crisis: Tackling racism in the party’. It was chaired by JVL’s Jenny Mason and attended by former shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

LBC’s Theo Usherwood tweeted: “I have just been been forcibly removed from the JVL fringe event at the Labour Party….I was assaulted by Tony Greenstein, who was in the event, and was expelled from the Labour Party for antisemitism… he grabbed my phone.

Usherwood was later allowed back into the meeting and tweeted: “Listening to one speaker declare the EHRC findings are being used by ‘Starmer to run a tyrannical regime’.”

Greenstein was declared bankrupt earlier this year after losing a libel case after being called a “notorious antisemite”. He was ordered to pay Campaign Against Antisemitism more than £81,000 after unsuccessfully suing for libel. He also lost a subsequent appeal.

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