'Jeremy Corbyn indulges prejudice', claims journalist Stephen Pollard

'Jeremy Corbyn indulges prejudice,' claims journalist Stephen Pollard

Jeremy Corbyn

Friday, April 29, 2016

Journalist Stephen Pollard, editor of The Jewish Chronicle, has slammed Jeremy Corbyn on talkRADIO, claiming the Labour Leader "indulges prejudice."

His damning remarks come following the suspensions of former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone and Bradford West MP Naz Shah for perceived anti-Semitic comments. Shah made her remarks in a series of Facebook posts, one of which suggested Israel should move to the United States, while Livingstone was suspended for suggesting Adolf Hitler supporting Zionism, while defending the MP for Bradford West.

The former Mayor of London was later accosted for these remarks by John Mann, the MP for Bassetlaw, on television. In light of their suspensions, Pollard didn't hold back in his criticism of the embattled Leader of the Opposition.

"Jeremy Corbyn is a man who comes from an area - a niche of politics," he claimed to Julia Hartley-Brewer. "This area regards anti-Semitism as an acceptable casuality in the battle against western imperialism.

"He may not himself be anti-Semitic, but he indulges people who are. He indulges prejudice."

The author claims there is only one solution to the problem. 

"The only way you ever deal with something like this is through leadership," he added. "Whatever form it takes, it has to be leadership.

"The problem is the leadership of the Labour Party doesn't see anti-Semitism as any special problem."