Corbyn Urged To Get Action On Anti-Semitism

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 7:04 PM

A Labour MP tells Sky News not sufficient is being done to deal with party supporters who post offensive remarks online.

Corbyn Urged To Get Action On Anti-Semitism

A senior Labour MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn for failing to tackle anti-Semitism within the party.

Speaking to Sky News, Louise Ellman - who's herself Jewish - claimed Labour members were being allowed to "obtain away" with making offensive remarks online.

She acknowledged the Labour boss had clearly stated he's against anti-Semitism, but called on Mister Corbyn to back up his words with actions.

Ms Ellman told the Murnaghan programme: "I'm very concerned about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Most members of the Labour Party aren't anti-Semitic but some are.

"Some are being allowed to obtain far with posting anti-Semitic comments in their tweets and on their websites. I've raised this in parliamentary meetings."

She added that "we haven't seen enough" action being taken against activists who publish inappropriate material online.

Recently, there have been several incidents where Labour supporters have written anti-Semitic tweets - with shadow Commons boss Chris Bryant also expressing his concerns.

after posting a series of tweets where he referred to Jews with "large noses" and described Hitler as a "Zionist God".

Earlier, shadow chancellor John McDonnell had insisted Labour were committed to dealing with the issue.

"You can be a critic of the Israeli state and its role, but you mustn't authorize that to in any way be used by anti-Semites," he told the BBC'south Andrew Marr Show.

"We've got to root that out and we will do."

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