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AQ: Labour anti-semitism

last friday evening (23rd september), 8.16-8.27pm, on bbc radio 4
any questions (chaired by jonathan dimbleby), with shami chakrabarti, tim farron, harsimrat kaur, and brandon lewis, includes …

“Is it right that Jeremy Corbyn, supposedly a man of prinicple and honour, should preside over a party where a Jewish Labour MP feels the need for personal protection when attending her own party’s conference?

Chakrabarti completely avoids answering the question, and diminishes the issue of anti-semitism in Labour by:
(i) saying it’s not just in the Labour Party,
(ii) treating it equally with “instability toxicity and misogyny“,
(iii) rambling about sandwiches, “stepping-up”, and party history, and
(iv) pleading “please don’t demonise every member of Momentum and call them anti-semitic

(Chakrabarti: 0:14:50) …

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