Long-Bailey would work ‘very hard and very robustly’ on antisemitism issue
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Long-Bailey would work ‘very hard and very robustly’ on antisemitism issue

Labour leadership candidate says she 'wasn't happy with the way our process was being run' when it comes to tackling 'Jew-hate'

Rebecca Long-Bailey. (Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
Rebecca Long-Bailey. (Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Labour leadership contender Rebecca Long-Bailey said she would work “very hard and very robustly” to tackle antisemitism in the party and she was unhappy at the way the issue had been dealt with.

“I wasn’t happy with the way our process was being run, I’ll be honest, I don’t think we were dealing with complaints quickly enough and I think that’s quite clear, I’ve been quite vocal about that,” she said.

“I spoke to Jeremy about it, I spoke to the various members of the team, I spoke to various members of the NEC (national executive committee) about that.”

Asked if Mr Corbyn bore personal responsibility, she said: “He does and he’s apologised.

“I think any Labour politician that leads the Labour Party should apologise again for what has happened because it has been unacceptable.”

During an interview on Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme, The shadow business secretary also said she wanted to abolish the House of Lords.

Long-Bailey is standing to be leader alongside Clive Lewis, Lisa Nandy, Jess Phillips, Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry.

Writing for Jewish News this week, Emily Thornberry said the party needs to “get on our hands and knees and ask for forgiveness“.

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