Corbyn ‘English irony’ video reignites antisemitism row

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Corbyn ‘English irony’ video reignites antisemitism row

Labour MPs say comments made in 2013 about Zionists living in UK are inexcusable

Jeremy Corbyn has become embroiled in a fresh row about his attitude to Jews after video footage emerged of him accusing some Zionists of having “no sense of English irony” despite having lived in the UK for perhaps all their lives.

Critical Labour MPs said the comment, which was recorded five years ago, was “inexcusable” and clearly antisemitic, but the party insisted Corbyn had been quoted out of context and that he had been referring to Jewish and non-Jewish activists.

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