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7 Aug, 2019 10:24

Williamson hits out at ‘thuggery’ & affront to freedom of speech after he’s forced to move venue

Williamson hits out at ‘thuggery’ & affront to freedom of speech after he’s forced to move venue

Left-wing MP Chris Williamson has been forced to change the venue of an event he had been due to speak at, after staff there were subjected to social media abuse and threats of violence, it has been claimed.

Williamson, who is currently suspended from the Labour Party, following accusations of anti-Semitism which he strenuously denies, was due to speak at an event organized by activists at the Holiday Inn hotel in Brighton.

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However, the MP for Derby North tweeted an email from the venue on Tuesday, revealing that hotel staff had been threatened and so were canceling the event. An outraged Williamson also claimed that staff had been subjected to face-to-face threats and had been called “c**ts” on the phone – adding that he was determined to find another venue.

We will never allow thuggery and intimidation to stifle freedom of speech!

Williamson has been castigated by many of his Labour colleagues in parliament but he has found much support from the grassroots membership over his suspension from the party.

He has also gained support from world-renowned Jewish-American professor Noam Chomsky. Chomsky has branded allegations of anti-Semitism against Williamson a “disgrace” and an “insult to the memory” of Holocaust victims.

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