Sunday 26 July 2020 3:26 pm Labour at risk of bankruptcy from antisemitism legal cases Stefan Boscia Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data The seven whistleblowers all appeared on a BBC programme last year detailing Labour’s antisemitism problem, with the party machinery then moving to accuse them of having a “political axe to grind” against Corbyn. “The party’s decision to apologise today and make substantial payments to former staff who sued the party in relation to last year’s Panorama programme is a political decision, not a legal one,” he said. Lawyers from 3D Solicitors will next week set out the legal claims, from nine current and former Labour members, relating to potential data protection and privacy breaches. More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org (Getty Images) Labour’s shadow cabinet has reportedly been told the new legal challenges could cost the party millions of pounds and cause serious financial stress. (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour at risk of bankruptcy from antisemitism legal cases Show Comments ▼ A source involved in the latest cases told The Observer: “This is about privacy and data protection. whatsapp (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour at risk of bankruptcy from antisemitism legal cases The Observer reported today that the nine people in question filed complaints to Labour while Jeremy Corbyn was leader, after witnessing alleged antisemitism within the party. Labour is preparing for a new round of legal cases concerning antisemitism complaints, which could plunge the party into serious financial difficulties. Share whatsapp The emails sent to the party, including their names and details, were then put into a draft report that was then leaked to the media in April. It comes as Labour this week formally apologised to seven former members of staff and agreed to pay them £500,000 in damages. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo! JustPerfact USAautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5Definition “They then found that they had been named in a report leaked deliberately, leading them to be abused on social media.” “These were people who are or were normal party members and councillors who raised issues about antisemitism in good faith and confidentially with the party. However, Corbyn was defiant and refused to apologise to the seven former party staff members, saying the settlement “risks giving credibility to misleading and inaccurate allegations about action taken to tackle antisemitism in the Labour party in recent years”.