Corbyn's Anti-Semitism Response Was Pathetic, This Is What He Should Have Said: James O'Brien
18 April 2018, 13:08 | Updated: 18 April 2018, 15:17
James O'Brien showed Jeremy Corbyn the proper way to respond to accusations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, after labelling his response "pathetic".
Yesterday, Labour MPs Luciana Berger, Ruth Smeeth and John Mann told the House of Commons of the despicable abuse they have received - often from supporters of the Labour leader.
Having decided not to attend much of that debate, Mr Corbyn finally responded with this "pathetic" tweet earlier today.
I pay tribute to MPs who spoke in yesterday's antisemitism debate, whose harrowing experiences remind us of the urgent need to eradicate antisemitism from politics and society.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) April 18, 2018
There is no excuse for abuse of any kind, and I want to thank them for their bravery in speaking out.
James was far from happy with that response and explained what he should have said.
"I cannot believe that anybody, anywhere would think that I would feel anything but profound disgust at the idea of abusing anybody in the way that apparent Labour supporters have chosen to abuse my Labour colleagues. By attaching my name to this vitriol they offend me to my core."