Jo Swinson lambasts Labour over ‘total dereliction of duty’ on antisemitism
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Jo Swinson lambasts Labour over ‘total dereliction of duty’ on antisemitism

Liberal Democrat leader reiterates pledge not to form pacts with Labour in launch speech

Jo Swinson at her campaign launch (Credit: Sky News)
Jo Swinson at her campaign launch (Credit: Sky News)

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has accused Labour of “a total dereliction of duty” in its handling of alleged antisemitism.

As the UK prepares to head to the polls on 12 December, Swinson launched the Liberal Democrat campaign in London on Tuesday.

Reiterating her pledge not to form pacts with Labour after the election, Swinson claimed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was “not fit for the job of Prime Minister.”

She also described Labour’s “complete and utter failure to root out antisemitism in his own party” as being “a total dereliction of duty when it comes to respecting the value of equality.”

She was introduced to the stage by one of the party’s new MPs Luciana Berger, who is standing for the Liberal Democrats in Finchley and Golders Green.

“How often have people in this room been out on the doorstep and found people not being able to decide which would be the worst option? Boris Johnson, fostering a hostile environment in our country, or Jeremy Corbyn who has failed to root out antisemitism in our country?” Berger told the launch.

 

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