Corbyn apologises for antisemitism in Labour party

Three generations at the ballot box

Three generations at the ballot box

Mr Corbyn was asked whether a Russian disinformation campaign was behind the leaking of a 451-page government report that Labour claimed was evidence of the Conservatives' plan to open up the NHS to further privatisation in a US-UK trade deal.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged on Sunday to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia if he wins in the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for 12 December, local media reported. He declined to apologise four times during an interview with the BBC presenter Andrew Neil.

Labour has been dealing with the row over the extent of anti-Semitism within the party for more than three years.

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.

In the interview on the mid-morning programme, Schofield said: "Here is your opportunity now to apologise to the Jewish community for any anti-Semitism by Labour members".

Schofield interrupted: "So are you sorry?"

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In his letter, timed to coincide with Trump's arrival in Britain for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, Corbyn said revising USA negotiating objectives would help reassure the British public that "the United States government accepts that our NHS is not for sale in any form".

"Donald Trump has arrived in Britain, I saw it because his convoy went past my house last night, so I know he's here", the Labour leader said.

"Can I make it clear?"

He said: "Our party and me do not accept anti-Semitism in any form. obviously I'm very sorry for everything that has happened".

"Candidates have been withdrawn by the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservatives and by us because of it".

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