Veteran Jewish Labour MP calls Corbyn a ‘f***ing anti-Semite’

Veteran Jewish Labour MP calls Corbyn a ‘f***ing anti-Semite’

Jeremy Corbyn has been called a ‘****ing anti-Semite’ by a veteran Jewish Labour MP following a bitter row over the party’s failure to accept a widespread definition of anti-Semitism.

In an extraordinary intervention, former minister Dame Margaret Hodge confronted the Labour leader in the Commons after yesterday’s votes on Brexit.

The heated exchange took place behind the Speaker’s chair out of range of the cameras, according to the Huffington Post. ‘You’re a ****ing anti-Semite and a racist,’ Dame Margaret told him. ‘You have proved you don’t want people like me in the party.’

One witness said that Mr Corbyn replied: ‘I’m sorry you feel like that.’ A Labour Party source said: ‘She was aggressive, Jeremy was calm. Other MPs who were there were upset by it.’

Jeremy Corbyn has been called a ‘****ing anti-Semite’ by a veteran Jewish Labour MP following a bitter row over the party’s failure to accept a widespread definition of anti-Semitism

Former minister Dame Margaret Hodge confronted the Labour leader in the Commons after yesterday’s votes on Brexit. The heated exchange took place behind the Speaker’s chair out of range of the cameras

Labour member Tal Ofer announced his resignation from the party when the decision was announced. He explained his reasons in a lengthy Twitter thread (extracts are pictured) 

Dame Margaret will now be referred to the party whips for possible misconduct. Mr Corbyn is expected to invite her to a private meeting to explain yesterday’s decision.

Dame Margaret, a former chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, is a long-standing critic of Mr Corbyn and was among the two senior MPs who triggered a vote of no confidence in his leadership in 2016.

She has been a relentless critic of Mr Corbyn’s stance on anti-Semitism and previously branded him the ‘poster boy of anti-Semites everywhere’.

The row came after the party’s leadership decided not to accept the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism – in defiance of Jewish leaders and its own MP

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