Jeremy Corbyn Apologises to Jewish People. No place for antisemitism in the Labour Party
The Labour Leader said: antisemitic abuse has no place in our Party or movement. No one with such views acts in my name, or the name of our Party. They are not our supporters. And anyone who denies this has surfaced within our Party is contributing to the problem.
There is no place for antisemitism in the Labour Party. We must drive it out of our movement for good.
In a video message, Mr Corbyn also admitted Labour had been too slow in dealing with disciplinary cases.
It comes as his deputy Tom Watson warned the party could “disappear into a vortex of eternal shame” and be unfit to lead if it did not tackle the issue.
He gave a stark warning in The Observer, saying Labour had to take a “long, hard look at ourselves”.
Labour has been dealing with a row about the extent of anti-Semitism within the party for more than two years.
Recently, the focus has been on a new code of conduct the party has adopted on anti-Semitism, with critics concerned that it does not go as far as the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s guidelines.
Watch the video for his full apology
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