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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 08:45 AM

Corbyn apologises for antisemitism in Labour party

Source: The Guardian

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

The Labour leader said: “Obviously I’m very sorry for what has happened,” after being asked to apologise directly by presenter Philip Schofield, in an interview on ITV’s This Morning.

Corbyn has previously apologised for antisemitic incidents involving party members but during the general election campaign he has been dogged by criticism that has not said sorry again when he has been given the opportunity. He declined to apologise four times during an interview with the BBC presenter Andrew Neil.

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.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/03/corbyn-apologises-for-antisemitism-in-labour-party

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brooklynite Tuesday OP
Miguelito Loveless Tuesday #1
jpak Tuesday #2
nycbos Tuesday #3
BannonsLiver Tuesday #6
LiberalLovinLug Tuesday #4
BannonsLiver Tuesday #5
LiberalLovinLug Tuesday #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:27 AM

1. *sigh*

When you have to be browbeat into doing something...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:59 AM

2. My understanding of the British Labour Party is very poor these days

Who are these anti-Semites and what are they saying?

Are the Russian Assets?

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Response to jpak (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:39 PM

6. Labour is going to get shellacked because Corbyn can't articulate his position on Brexit

He's done a bad job on the anti-semitism stuff for sure, but when you watch British media, shows like Question Time on BBC, and the recent ITV debate, the thing he gets dinged for more than anything is that he just can't bring himself to weigh in on the most important issue the UK is facing right now. That is the mark of someone not fit for the stage. The good news is labour is likely to have a new leader after the shellacking.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:11 PM

4. A massive RW hit job.

Corbyn has always adhered to the idea of diplomacy first. Talking to the enemy before we drop bombs on their people. Like....Tulsi!....gasp! To not smear and badmouth leaders from organizations or religious groups before ever meeting them. Even if to flatter them when they didn't deserve it in order to get a meeting. Radical!!!!

Funny watching Macron play Trump with the same method.

And support for the IRA's goals, if not their methods, was I recall, the popular position of anyone on the left a few decades ago. A lot of money from Democratic voters in the US was sent overseas to the IRA in that time. I remember Irish bars in Seattle openly supporting the IRA.

This is all a part of the decades long smear campaign against Corbyn and the left in Britain. Someone who is bringing the Labour Party back to its roots from the heights of sabotage with Tony the poodle, Blair. They do it because it works. It worked on Hillary Clinton who even warned of a vast right wing conspiracy against her decades ago. Like a slow and steady drip, eventually enough people think where there's a steady enough drip, there must be a full bucket of dirty water.

And the left continues to eat their own, while the RW laughs.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:36 PM

5. Corbyn is a living shit show.

The silver lining next week, after Labour gets smoked, thanks to him, is that the party can then get rid of said shit show and start on the road to redemption. It's going to be a looooong road, too. Boris is going to be around for a while. Too bad. It didn't have to be that way.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 05:03 PM

7. Yummy!

Eating our own tastes sooooooooo good right?


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