CAN’T BE TRUE
Geoffrey Alderman’s article about Labour’s London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan ( JC, Oct 16) comes close to perpetrating a McCarthyite smear about his views on Israel.
Acknowledging that he does not know what Mr Khan said while addressing a meeting about Gaza, Alderman cites the words of a spokesman of the meeting’s organisers to imply that he favours a boycott of Israel.
No attempt to ascertain whether this is true appears to have been made before the regrettable attempt to find him guilty by association.
I have worked with Sadiq Khan for four years on the Opposition Justice team and can confirm that he is neither antisemitic nor a supporter of BDS. I will certainly be voting for him in the London Mayoral election. Jeremy Beecham Labour, House of. Lords