Racial-card by Labour right must be condemned

Looks the Labour Party leader Starmer has not only failed in uniting the party but also in effectively dealing with the racism in the party. This is bad enough, but worst is the right-wing elements now using divisive tactics for political gain.
‘We’re haemorrhaging votes among Muslim voters,’ one senior Labour official tells me, ‘and the reason for that is what Keir has been doing on antisemitism. Nobody really wants to talk about it, but that’s the main factor. He challenged Corbyn on it, and there’s been a backlash among certain sections of the community.’ writes Dan Hodges for the Mail On Sunday regarding the forthcoming  Batley and Spen by-election.
“This is a patently vile, Islamophobic briefing by a ‘senior Labour official’ to the Daily Mail. This racism needs to be challenged urgently and publicly by the Labour leadership & the party as a whole. There can be no hiding behind the anonymity of the source and briefing” Labour Muslim Network tweeted.
Most concerning that desperate Labour officials are using a divisive approach by playing ‘antisemitism’ card in anticipation of a likely defeat at this by-election.
Batley and Spen by-election is not about Jews or Muslims or a block-vote, but the outcome is likely to reflect the poor performance by the Labour Party under Starmer as confirmed by successive defeats at the recent elections.
The defeat by the Conservatives in Hartlepool earlier this month was followed by Chesham and Amersham defeat, one of the worst by-election results in the Labour history, with 622 votes.
Before this, Labour lost control of eight councils and more than 300 seats in the Local Elections, including County Durham, which had been under Labour control for more than 100 years.
Considering that Harrow has significant Jewish and Muslim population and had Labour specific anti-Semitism and Islamophobia headlines, it would be most appropriate for Harrow Labour (in/outside civic centre) as well as the Labour MP to distance from the racist elements in the Labour Party and their ‘vile’ statement, condemning that such undesirable tactics have serious implications for the communal harmony.