Jeremy Corbyn REVERSES anti-Semitism position in desperate bid to regain Labour ...

JEREMY CORBYN has issued a statement following his suspension from the Labour Party last month, and said he "regrets the pain" anti-Semitism has caused the Jewish community.

PUBLISHED: 09:24, Tue, Nov 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:13, Tue, Nov 17, 2020

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The former Labour leader was suspended from the party and lost the party whip last month over his comments made in response to a damning anti-Semitism inquiry. Following the publication of the report, Mr Corbyn said he did not accept many of the findings, and claimed the anti-Semitism problem within the party had been "dramatically overstated" for political reasons. But the MP has now released a statement to "clear up any confusion", where he rowed back on his previous comments.

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Writing on Facebook, Mr Corbyn said concerns about anti-Semitism were not "exaggerated" or "overstated", as he sought to resolve the dispute which led to his suspension from the party.

He revealed he gave a statement to the party "to clear up any confusion" about his comments.

The former Labour leader then shared the following statement: “The publication of the EHRC report should have been a moment for the Labour Party to come together in a determination to address the shortcomings of the past and work as one to root out antisemitism in our own ranks and wider society.

"We must never tolerate antisemitism or belittle concerns about it. And that was not my intention in anything I said this week. 

jeremy corbyn news labour party suspensionJeremy Corbyn has issued a statement following his suspension from the Labour Party last month (Image: Getty)

jeremy corbyn news latest suspension statementJeremy Corbyn was suspended from the Labour Party and lost the party whip last month (Image: Getty)

"I regret the pain this issue has caused the Jewish community and would wish to do nothing that would exacerbate or prolong it. 

"To be clear, concerns about antisemitism are neither "exaggerated" nor "overstated".

"The point I wished to make was that the vast majority of Labour Party members were and remain committed anti-racists deeply opposed to antisemitism.

"I fully support Keir Starmer’s decision

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