Labour adopts IHRA antisemitism definition in full

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Accompanying clarification put forward by Jeremy Corbyn is rejected

Labour’s ruling body has agreed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism in fullafter a tense meeting in which an accompanying clarification put forward by Jeremy Corbyn was rejected.

The party leader withdrew his additional statement when it was clear it could not be agreed upon and instead, after a discussion that overran its allotted time by several hours, the national executive committee (NEC) approved the release of brief remarks emphasising freedom of expression on Israel and the rights of Palestinians.

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