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The Cabinet Office is reviewing Wiley's MBE

06 August 2020, 10:04 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The Cabinet Office has confirmed to Campaign Against Antisemitism that Wiley's MBE is being reviewed.

Last month, Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) shared a letter they sent that was addressed to the Chairman of the Cabinet Office’s Honours Forfeiture Committee. It requested that Wiley should be stripped of his MBE following antisemitic tweets and posts on Instagram that resulted in him being dropped by his management.

Wiley received his MBE in 2018 for his services to music.

Yesterday afternoon (5 August), CAA shared an update, revealing that the Cabinet Office is reviewing Wiley's MBE. CAA write, "In a letter from the Cabinet Office, the Honours and Appointments Secretariat has advised that the Honours Forfeiture Committee "is able to consider cases for a variety of reasons", including "being found guilty of a criminal offence" and "behaviour that is deemed to bring the honours system into disrepute". The letter went on to confirm that the Committee is acting on Campaign Against Antisemitism’s representations and has opened a case."

So far, Wiley has been banned from social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

CAA reveal in their post that they've also started a Parliamentary petition for "racists to be stripped of their honours automatically".

Last month CAA also wrote a letter directed at the Ivors Academy calling for Wiley’s 2019 Ivors Inspiration Award to be revoked.

Read Campaign Against Antisemitism's full update on
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