Luciana Berger: ‘If someone shares platform with antisemites, they are one’

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Luciana Berger: ‘If someone shares platform with antisemites, they are one’

Berger told Emma Barnett:

“These things happened in plain sight, they didnt happen behind closed doors. I’m talking about threats, abuse, comments that surfaced from Corbyn himself about the mural.

“The party under his leadership [decided] not to implement the IHRH definitiion of antisemitism in the same way that countless organisations had done so. These events were under his leadership and the experience of labour party members were catalogued in the press.”

Berger also condemned the fact that in 2018, threats were made against her life, but “the party failed to inform myself or the police”.

She said the experience had taken a toll and “there are others for whom this has taken an unprecedented toll on their life.”

She added: “My staff were on the receiving end of “the toxicity of abuse levelled towards me from Labour supporters”, including threats of acid attacks and rape.

Barnett asked: “Is Jeremy Corbyn an antisemite?”

Berger said: “I call a spade a spade. If someone shares a platform with antisemites, they are an antisemite.”

She added that in the wake of today’s statement from him, “there is nothing for us to discuss,” but said he should be investigated by the Labour Party.