Wednesday, 11 December, 2019

Corbyn apologises for antisemitism in Labour party

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Deanna Wagner | 04 December, 2019, 10:52

Having refused to say sorry during his testy interview with Andrew Neil, Mr Corbyn did finally do so while on This Morning yesterday.

Jeremy Corbyn has apologised to the Jewish community for antisemitic incidents involving Labour party members and said he was dealing with the issue.

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In an exchange with Schofield, who said he was giving him the opportunity to say sorry, Corbyn at first spoke about ways he has tried to improve the way incidents are dealt with.

"Can I just make it clear our party and me do not accept anti-Semitism in any form", Corbyn tried again but was stopped by Schofield.

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"I don't wish to be the Labour Party's speechwriter, but a genuine heartfelt apology would be something along the lines of 'I can see how hanging out with anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers for 30 years might have caused some confusion in the past".

He said: "I think the chief rabbi's comments really ought to be taken for what they are".

"What I'll say is this: I am determined that our society will be safe for people of all faiths", Corbyn said in the interview, declining to specifically address the idea of apologizing.