Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi & Mark Seddon on Labour, Palestinian rights & surviving the party's ruling National Executive Committee
Mark Seddon is live with Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, co-founder of Jewish Voice for Labour and newly elected member of the UK Labour Party's National Executive Committee (NEC).
Naomi topped Jeremy Corbyn's list of recommended candidates for the recent NEC elections, despite Jeremy having been suspended himself from the Party in October 2020.
Mark Seddon is also a former elected member of Labour's NEC where he attempted to persuade Tony Blair from within the Party that a war on Iraq would be disastrous, as well as costly and illegal.
Today Naomi Wimborne–Idrissi faces momentous challenges in the Party too, including addressing the significant rightward shift of Labour policy under leader Keir Starmer, including his refusal to acknowledge and accept the findings of leading human rights organisations' exposition of Israel's apartheid, but also in dodging the ongoing widespread purging of leftwing members from the Party.