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Corbyn apologises for antisemitism in Labour party

04 December 2019

Many leaders of the British Jewish community, as well as former Labour members, have urged the public not to vote for Corbyn in the upcoming election.

Asked repeatedly on ITV's This Morning by Phillip Schofield to apologise, Mr Corbyn said: "Obviously I am very sorry for everything that has happened".

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. I am dealing with it, I have dealt with it.' He added: 'Other parties are also affected by anti-Semitism.

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Corbyn said: "Obviously I'm very sorry for everything that's happened but I want to make this clear I am dealing with it". He said he didn't know where the "rumor" about the NHS being involved in the trade deal came from.Asked why he was holding back in his comments in this election Trump appeared to acknowledge his widespread unpopularity across Europe."I'm representing the U.S. So they may not like me because I'm representing us, and I represent us strong", he said. Last week, the Tory candidate Amjad Bashir was also suspended from the Conservative party over anti-Semitic comments.

Jeremy Corbyn's handling of antisemitism allegations has made him "unfit for high office", the Chief Rabbi has stated, with further warnings that the soul of the nation is at stake in next month's general election. The party is now headed by Corbyn, a veteran socialist campaigner who casts himself as Trump's antithesis.

In an open comment to The Times, the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis noted that as the nation takes to the polls in the following weeks, "the overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety". "He hasn't contacted me".

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'But I want to make this very clear... "Very happy to talk to him".

Corbyn has previously apologised for the hurt caused to the Jewish community in a social media video released in the summer of 2018.

"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.

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Corbyn apologises for antisemitism in Labour party