Jeremy Corbyn is ‘militant opponent of anti-Semitism’, says Labour leader’s spokesperson – UK

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Jeremy Corbyn is a “militant opponent of anti-Semitism” and is “committed” to tackling it, says the Labour leader’s spokesperson.

The comments come after one of Mr Corbyn’s own MPs accused him of “supporting and defending” extremists and anti-Semites.

Ian Austin, the son of adoptive Jewish parents who lost relatives in the Holocaust, is facing possible disciplinary action for clashing with the party’s chairman.

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Mr Austin had been angered by the National Executive Committee’s failure to fully adopt a widely-backed definition of anti-Semitism.

The Dudley North MP has said a row that has seen Labour criticised by a string of Jewish groups has left him “deeply ashamed” of the party.

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