Labor MP Josh Burns congratulates the British Labour Party over its handling of anti-Semitism

Jewish Labor MP Josh Burns has congratulated the new leader of the British Labour Party for swiftly sacking his ­opposition education spokeswoman, Rebecca Long-Bailey after she shared an article ­containing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

Ms Long-Bailey was fired by Keir Starmer last week after she shared a tweet that linked to an interview claiming the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd in the US had learned their tactics from the Israeli secret service.

Mr Burns, the federal MP for the Melbourne electorate of Macnamara, wrote to Sir Keir to thank him for taking strong action to eliminate anti-Semitism from the party.

Read this report by Olivia Caisley in The Australian.