Anti-Semitism claims ‘used to undermine Corbyn’

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Jeremy Corbyn’s critics use the issue of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party to subvert him, a union boss has said.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said such actions were “despicable” but added that the party “never directed the anti-Semitism issue correctly”.

Labour’s response to alleged anti-Semitism among its members has been under investigation by the Equality and Human Right Commission since last May.

Meanwhile, his uniting has backed Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour leadership.

But Mr McCluskey said it was “unfair” to describe her as the “continuity Corbyn” candidate as she will have different priorities.