JEWISH MPs could be offered bodyguards at next month's Labour conference following the party row over anti-Semitism, it emerged yesterday. Members of the Jewish Labour Movement, chaired by party backbencher Luciana Berger, are in talks with a Jewish community security organisation about providing protection from possible harassment and intimidation at the gathering in Liverpool.
Bodyguards from the Community Security Trust may be brought in to shield Jewish delegates, according to insiders.
And Jewish MPs targeted by party Left-wingers for raising concerns about anti-Semitism could be offered protection.
The move follows furious accusations that anti-Semitic views spouted by hard-line critics of Zionism in the party are being tolerated under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. He has denied the accusations and insists the party is working to root out anti-Semitism.
One Labour source was quoted in a newspaper yesterday as saying: "This conference will be particularly tense as much of the worst anti-Semitic trolling on the internet has been traced back to hotspots on Merseyside.
"The Community Security Trust are reporting back with a full assessment of the security requirements. There is a real concern about safety."