Corbyn apologises for Labour antisemitism in ITV interview

Brenda Watkins
December 3, 2019

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

Leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "Travelling by train is my favourite way of getting around the country but for too long a fragmented and privatised rail system has ripped-off passengers".

During an interview with Andrew Neil last month, Corbyn down turned the chance to apologise on four occasions to the Chief Rabbi.

But Conservative transport secretary Grant Shapps said Corbyn's plans were "ideological" and his wider economic programme would "wreck the economy".

The pound climbed to its highest levels in six weeks today against the backdrop of broad-based dollar weakness and after a fresh poll showed the ruling Conservative Party widening its lead before next week's election. When I became leader of the party there were no processes to deal with anti-semitism.

Corbyn said: "Obviously I'm very sorry for everything that's happened but I want to make this clear I am dealing with it".

'But the point I am making very strongly is that our prison service is woefully underfunded and the rehabilitation and the programmes to stop people being radicalised have often been insufficient in prison and I think the lesson from this terrible tragedy is that we have to improve that'.

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"I've spoken to other Rabbis about this over the last few days and they say it was a disgusting, horrific event".

On the intervention of the chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, in the election campaign, who said Corbyn was not fit to be prime minister, the Labour leader said that he has not been contacted directly about it but he would be happy to talk with him. He hasn't contacted me.

Mr Johnson said the UK's closest allies were "very anxious" about Mr Corbyn being elected to Number 10 and accused him of being "naive" to the terror risk Britain faces in the wake of the London Bridge attack.

Asked if "sorry was the hardest word for him to say" by presenter Holly Willoughby, he replied: "No, not at all".

Corbyn told This Morning he was also open to meeting with members of the Jewish community to discuss the matter.

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