Jeremy Corbyn Needs Re-Educating On Anti-Semitism, Says Jewish Novelist

9 April 2018, 17:39 | Updated: 9 April 2018, 17:47

Jewish novelist Howard Jacobson has told LBC Jeremy Corbyn needs "re-educating" on anti-Semitism.

The award-winning writer said he was "never convinced" the Labour leader knew what anti-Semitism is.

He was speaking after hundreds of people gathered outside Labour's HQ in London in protest against anti-Semitism in the party.

One of those attending was actress Maureen Lipman who said Mr Corbyn had “turned me into a Tory”.

Speaking as part of Shelagh Fogarty's week on anti-Semitism, Mr Jacobson said: “He seems to get on with anti-Semites.

“He seems to enjoy the company of anti-Semites, he always says ‘I didn’t know what they were’.

“That’s been his excuse a thousands times… he has what I call the inadvertence defence.”

Howard Jacobson
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He continued: “You need re-educating Mr Corbyn.

“The Left has always believed in re-educating its own members to its own position.

"I'd say [Jeremy Corbyn] needs educating in positions not your own.

"You need to open your mind to people who think absolutely differently from you."

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