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August 26, 2016 4:24 am

Report: Amid Warning of Conference Cancellation, UK Labour Party ‘Humiliated’ by Rejection of Security Firm It Boycotted Over Ties to Israel (VIDEO)

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Britain’s Labour Party was “left humiliated” after a company it had boycotted refused its request to provide security for its upcoming annual conference, the UK’s Telegraph reported on Thursday.

According to the report, Labour turned to global security firm G4S after being rejected by five different security companies — something that now puts the conference, slated to be held in Liverpool next month, in jeopardy. As The Algemeiner reportedthe party had initially refused to hire G4S over its ties to Israel. But it was warned that if it failed to secure an alternative, its conference would be canceled. Furthermore, the report said, the local police informed the party that it would not be able to fulfill this role.

Sources close to G4S told The Telegraph that the short notice was only one of the reasons that the company was forced to decline Labour’s offer. Another had to do with concerns about the safety of staff members, who — during previous conferences — were spat at and verbally abused.

Eric Alexander, G4S’s managing director for UK events, told The Telegraph that organizing security procedures for an event the size of Labour’s conference takes “up to a year in advance.” 

“Clearly we were disappointed not to continue such a successful working relationship. Safety for delegates and our staff is our priority and at this late stage and with our teams committed elsewhere, we are not in a position to step in and provide security for the conference,” Alexander said.

Last year, Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) voted to boycott G4S — the world’s largest security company — following objections by the anti-Israel Palestine Solidarity Campaign to the relationship with “Israeli prisons which hold Palestinian political prisoners from occupied Palestinian territory inside Israel.”

The news of Labour’s latest conundrum comes amid the backdrop of the party’s ongoing antisemitism scandal. As reported by The Algemeiner, 6,000 Labour members have been reported to the party’s NEC over allegations of antisemitism and abuse. The party members face possible suspension or expulsion from Labour.

Watch a Sky News broadcast about Labour’s predicament below:

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  • Carl

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch! Maybe Hamas can arrange a last-minute security contingent. I’m sure the illustrious Brits will feel quite secure in the capable hands of their beloved Pali terrorists. Not sure how Labor is “humiliated” – first they accepted an ugly anti-Semitic boycott, then were rejected by five other firms before coming back to G4S as a last resort.

  • Israel

    Laughed out loud!!

  • Ted U.

    This is Karma at its best. You are an anti-Semitic piece of trash and you don’t try to hide it. Eventually that is going to be a problem for you because Jews and Israel are interwoven into most parts of world society. I hope they still run their little convention and get attacked by ISIS and hopefully the terrorosits will know who to go after first.

  • Jay Lavine

    The message of the security firm to the Labour Party: “You can’t buy me.” A shock to Jew-haters who think Jews are unprincipled and will do anything for money.

  • Bill Keys

    Good. Labour is quasi commie. F ’em.