An internal 860 page Labour Party report into the way the Party handled antisemitism complaints found "no evidence" of current or former staff being "motivated by antisemitic intent". It concluded that hostility towards Jeremy Corbyn amongst former senior Party officials contributed to "a litany of mistakes". It found "abundant evidence of a hyper-factional atmosphere prevailing in Party HQ" towards Mr Corbyn.
Singled out at the centre of the false accusations of ‘anti-semitism’ are the former General Secretary, Iain McNicol, and the former acting head of the party’s legal unit, Sam Matthews.
The report claims private communications show senior staff , "openly worked against the aims and objectives of the leadership of the Party, and in the 2017 general election some key staff appeared to work against the Party's core objective of winning elections".
Senior staff preparing for Tom Watson to become interim leader in anticipation of Mr Corbyn losing the election, hiding information from the leader's office, talking about the need to hide their disappointment that Mr Corbyn had done better than expected in 2017, discussing how to prevent Corbyn ally Rebecca Long-Bailey gaining a seat on the party's governing body in 2017, referring to Corbyn-supporting staff as "Trots", referring to former director of communications Seamus Milne as "Dracula", and saying he was "spiteful and evil and we should make sure he is never allowed in our Party if it's last thing we do", referring to Mr Corbyn's former chief of staff Karie Murphy as "Medusa", a "crazy woman" and a "bitch face cow" that would "make a good dartboard", expressing their "hope" that a young pro-Corbyn Labour activist, who they knew had mental health problems, "dies in a fire".