The Prime Minister confronts Corbyn over “his failure to deal with racism in the Labour Party”.
Posts Tagged: Antisemitism
It seems they hope that if they can weather the antisemitism scandal long enough, it will simply be accepted as background noise.
Mohammed Amin: I don’t like the term “Islamophobia”. But since we’re stuck with it, here’s my own definition.
I have intentionally used the structure of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism, since it has become an industry standard.
It’s right to protest against the UK rolling out the red carpet for Saudi Arabia. But don’t then invite Houthis to Parliament.
One Labour MP appears to be performing a dedicated Jeremy Corbyn tribute act by mimicking his foreign policy double standards.
More likely, they hope they can force him to give them something they want – and in return they will continue to ignore their many misgivings about him.
WATCH: McDonnell ‘hopes’ Labour will get a “get a clean bill of health” from antisemitism investigation
The Shadow Chancellor was being asked about a possible intervention by the human rights watchdog.
Ten initial thoughts on today’s announcement by Umunna and his colleagues.
“I have not changed… The values that I hold really dear, and which led me to join the Labour Party as a student almost 20 years ago, remain who I am.”
He argues for training and rehabilitation of racist Party members as well as expulsions.
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His long career evinces both a real understanding of issues such as antisemitism and a philospher’s willingness to change his mind.
The Labour leader then refuses to comment on his experience of being accused of racism by Margaret Hodge.
The Prime Minister replies by contrasting her work on the negotiations to Corbyn’s internal battles over antisemitism.
Four factors are bringing the debate to a head – but there is precious little sign that the forces of decency will defeat their Corbynite opponents.