Anti-Semitism is "vile and wrong" and will not be tolerated in any form under a Labour government, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday, after Britain's chief rabbi accused him of failing to stem the "poison" gripping the opposition party.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday (November 26) that anti-semitism is ''in any form is vile and wrong.'' His comment came in response to an article in The Times written by Britain's Chief Rabbi - in which he accuses Corbyn of failing to stem the "poison" gripping the opposition party.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH LABOUR PARTY LEADER, JEREMY CORBYN, SAYING: "It is an evil within our society.
It's an evil that grew in Europe in the 1920s and onwards and ultimately led to the Holocaust.
There is no place whatsoever for anti-Semitism in any shape or form or in any place whatsoever in modern Britain, and under a Labour government it will not be tolerated in any form, whatsoever.
I want to make that clear." With just over two weeks until the election, a poll by Kantar showed Labour had squeezed the governing Conservatives' opinion poll lead to 11 points from 18 over the last week - putting the Conservative party on 43% and the opposition on 32%.