Shadow chancellor John McDonnell in live TV anti-Semitism bust up with furious ...

Labour MPs accuse John McDonnell of LYING over anti-Semitism in furious row on live TV He clashed with former shadow minister Lisa Nandy and MP Wes Streeting  They were discussing 2016 suspension of his then aide, Bradford MP Naz Shah  She apologised for retweeting a photo calling for Israel to be relocated to the US Ms Nandy said Mrs Shah was only suspended because of pressure from MPs But Mr McDonnell said he had dealt with it personally as she worked for him 

By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 14:23 GMT, 28 February 2019 | Updated: 08:32 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell was involved in a furious bust-up with two senior Labour backbenchers live on television last night after defending the handling of a previous anti-Semitism case.

Jeremy Corbyn's right-hand man was caught up in a fiery exchange with Lisa Nandy and Wes Streeting on ITV's Peston over the suspension of his former aide, the Bradford MP Naz Shah in 2016.

Mrs Shah, who beat George Galloway for the Bradford West seat at the 2015 election, shared an image on Twitter in August 2014 which called for Israel to be relocated to the US and claimed this would be the 'solution for Israel-Palestine conflict'.

She was subsequently suspended from the party, sacked as a parliamentary private secretary to Mr McDonnell and forced to make a grovelling apology.

John McDonnell told ITV's Peston the way the party dealt with the 2016 case of Naz Shah, his former aide, was 'a shining example' of how to deal with anti-Semitism

John McDonnell told ITV's Peston the way the party dealt with the 2016 case of Naz Shah, his former aide, was 'a shining example' of how to deal with anti-Semitism

But former shadow minister Lisa Nandy (left) said that Mrs Shah was only suspended after pressure from Labour MPs on Jeremy Corbyn's reluctant top team

But former shadow minister Lisa Nandy (left) said that Mrs Shah was only suspended after pressure from Labour MPs on Jeremy Corbyn's reluctant top team

Mr McDonnell tried to claim on Wednesday night that the way she was dealt with was 'a shining example' of how to deal with anti-Semitism and that

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