Jeremy Corbyn compares Donald Trump to the far-right and blasts 'politics of hate'

Corbyn addressed the message to the Stand Up To Racism annual conference

Diane Abbott read out the message on Jeremy Corbyn's behalf

Monday, October 23, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has compared Donald Trump to far-right politicians in Europe in a message condemning racism.

The Labour leader's message was addressed to the Stand Up to Racism annual conference on Saturday (October 21) and read out by his long-time friend and colleague Diane Abbott.

The letter also referenced Ukip and said both anti-semitism and islamophobia must be opposed.

Corbyn said: "I want to send a message of solidarity and support to all those resisting racism and standing against islamophobia and anti-semitism. It is more urgent than ever to oppose attempts to spread hatred and sow division.

"Whether it's Donald Trump in the United States, Ukip in Britain or the rise of the far-right across Europe, we cannot allow the politics of hate to prevail."

Corbyn has been a long-standing opponent of Trump, and even opposed his state visit to Britain following his ascension to the US Presidency in January.

You can watch Abbott read the message below: