Jewish Labour MP Luciana Berger slams Jeremy Corbyn for claiming UK ‘Zionists’ have ‘no sense of English irony’

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A JEWISH Labour MP has slammed Jeremy Corbyn after a video emerged showing him accusing British Zionists of having “no sense of English irony”.

Luciana Berger said the Labour leader’s comments, made in 2013, were “inexcusable”.

Labour MP Luciana Berger has tweeted she feels unwelcome in the party
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In the clip the leftie leader said: “[British Zionists] clearly have two problems. One is they don’t want to study history, and secondly, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, they don’t understand English irony either.”

He added: “They needed two lessons, which we could perhaps help them with.”

Former shadow minister for public health Ms Berger tweeted: “The video released today of the leader of @UKLabour making inexcusable comments – defended by a party spokesman – makes me as a proud British Jew feel unwelcome in my own party. I’ve lived in Britain all my life and I don’t need any lessons in history/irony.”

A spokesman for Mr Corbyn told the Mail Online: “He was referring to a group of pro-Israel activists misunderstanding -and then criticising – the Palestinian ambassador for a speech at a separate event about the occupation of the West Bank.”

A spokesperson for Jeremy Corbyn denied the comments were offensive
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Corbyn has already been forced to apologise for hosting a event in 2010 where a Holocaust survivor compared Israel to Nazism.

He said he had “on occasion appeared on platforms with people whose views I completely reject” and was sorry for the “concerns and anxiety that this has caused”.

Corbyn was also criticised for his presence at a ceremony in Tunisia in 2014, which is said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich terror attack.

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