Ex-Labour chief condemns Corbyn over anti-semitism (News)

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Jim Murphy led Scottish Labour from December 2014 to June 2015

A former Scottish Labour chief has criticised Jeremy Corbyn for what he regards because the celebration’s failure to root out anti-semitism.

In an uncommon transfer, Jim Murphy paid for a full web page advert within the Jewish Telegraph to spotlight his considerations.

The ex-East Renfrewshire MP’s article seems on web page three of the paper underneath the headline “In sorrow and anger – an apology.”

UK Labour stated they’d not be commenting on the advert.

Mr Murphy, who led Scottish Labour to a disastrous election lead to 2015, stated the present Labour management had carried out a lot to wreck its relationship with British Jewry.

‘Emotionally inept’

He additionally accused Mr Corbyn and his high group of being “intellectually smug, emotionally inept and politically maladroit”.

Labour has been coping with a row in regards to the extent of anti-Semitism inside the celebration for greater than two years.

Not too long ago, the main target has been on a brand new code of conduct the celebration has adopted on anti-Semitism, with critics involved that it doesn’t go so far as the Worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) tips.

The Jewish Management Council and Board of Deputies have accused the Labour chief of “ideological hostility” to the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism and its 11 examples.

Whereas Labour’s code has adopted the definition, it misses out 4 of the examples.

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