Monday, July 22

Corbyn accuses many inaccuracies in Panorama doc



Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said there were many, many, inaccuracies in the BBC Panorama documentary about anti-Semitism in the party.

Mr Corbyn said the programme adopted a pre-determined position before it was aired earlier this week.

Speaking during a visit to the Durham Miners’ Gala, Mr Corbyn said: I watched the programme and I felt there were many, many inaccuracies in the programme.

The programme adopted a pre-determined position on its own website before it was broadcast.

We’ve made very clear what our processes are. Our party members do have the right to be heard if they’re accused of anything and our party staff have a right to be supported and they are supported.

Mr Corbyn said anyone in the party who commits any act of anti-Semitism faces withdrawal of membership or expulsion and that we have done.

He said: We investigate every case that comes up. It’s less than 0.1 per cent of our membership that have ever been involved in any accusation, never mind any resolution of the issue.

Mr Corbyn was also asked whether he had turned his back on Labour-voting Brexit supporters in the north east of England.