November 27, 2019 / 11:01 AM / 6 months ago

UK Labour leader Corbyn says his party has apologized over anti-Semitism

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in London, Britain, November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday his party had already apologized over anti-Semitism, after Britain’s chief rabbi accused him of being unfit to be prime minister for failing to tackle the “poison”.

“I have made very clear antisemitism is completely wrong in our society and our party did make it clear when I was elected leader and after that, that antisemitism is unacceptable in any form in our party or our society and did indeed offer its sympathies and apologies to those who had suffered,” he told a news conference.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by William James

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