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Saturday, 18 May 2024 – 11:20

Jeremy Corbyn apologises again over anti-Semitism row

Jeremy Corbyn has apologised again over incidents of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. 

The Labour leader was asked several times on the This Morning show on ITV whether he would apologise or not and after his first response was interrupted, he responded by saying;

“Our party and me do not accept anti-Semitism in any form. Obviously I am very sorry for everything that has happened, but I want to make this clear – I am dealing with it, I have dealt with it.

“Other parties are also affected by anti-Semitism. Candidates have been withdrawn by the Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives, and by us, because of it. We just do not accept it in any form whatsoever.”

Mr Corbyn did apologise twice in 2018 but was criticised for refusing to do so in a recent interview with the BBC’s Andrew Neil.

In recent weeks, Mr Corbyn has said any form of anti-Jewish racism is “vile and wrong” and it would not be tolerated in any form under a future Labour government.


Photo: Jeremy Corbyn during the 2019 General Election Campaign | Photo Credit: Jeremy Corbyn via Flickr under licence (CC BY 2.0)

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