When a senior Jewish member of your party politely suggests Labour could do more to counter anti-Semitism, it’s an odd reaction to respond by attacking them. Yet Jeremy Corbyn has angrily laid into Lord Levy this morning:
“Lord Levy clearly hasn’t been listening to the seven times since I became leader I’ve absolutely condemned anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, any form of racism. It is absolutely something I totally passionately believe in and I’m disappointed that Lord Levy has made these remarks.”
And why does Corbyn have to equate anti-Semitism to Islamophobia, of which Labour has faced no complaints? Why can’t he just condemn it?