Anti-Semitism: 'Jeremy Corbyn needs to face up to problem in order to govern'

Anti-Semitism: 'Jeremy Corbyn needs to face up to problem of anti-Semitism in order to govern'

John McTernan says Jeremy Corbyn must face the anti-Semitism problem

Monday, April 2, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn needs to face up to the problem that some of those he's worked with hold views that aren't acceptable if Labour is to govern the country, a former advisor has said. 

Corbyn has deleted his personal Facebook account after it was claimed he was part of several supporters groups which included anti-Semitic comments. Many have also previously claimed there are several people who hold anti-Semitic views in the party.

Former advisor to Tony Blair, John McTernan, told Mike Graham: "The biggest problem that Jeremy Corbyn has to face up to, is that some of the people he spent 30 years in the wilderness with in politics, some of those people have views that are unacceptable to a party that aspires to govern the United Kingdom.

"We’ve had an influx of people from the left, not from the Labour Party, not from the left of the Labour Party, from outside the Labour Party, fringe organisations, fringe views and they dominate the discourse."

He added: "The Labour Party has a great tradition and I don’t want to give the name and the history and the legacy and the future of the Labour Party to a bunch of people who are not representative of the party’s history, are not representative of the views of the mainstream party voters.

'The voters want an alternative to Theresa May and they deserve to be given that."

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