“For the last time – we are NOT anti-semantic!” claims Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn at Stamford Hill rally
In a speech at Stamford Hill, London, Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, made an impassioned plea to “everyone” to stop claiming Labour was anti-semantic.
“We have absolutely nothing against words or the meaning of words. In fact, we in the Labour movement love words. Everyone in the Labour party is free to use as many words as they wish, in whatever order they wish to mean whatever they wish.
“We have no hostility towards words or their meaning, we have no prejudice against words and we do not discriminate against words in any shape or form, whatever type of words they are and wherever we find them.
“No one – and I mean no one – in the Labour party is more for plain speaking than I am. I know a spade when I see one and I call a spade a spade.”
When it was explained that it was actually anti-semitism that the Labour party had been accused of, Jeremy Corbyn said: “Eh?”
When it was further explained that it was about hostility towards Jews, Corbyn added: “I have absolutely nothing against dues. I know some people don’t like them but they are necessary. I pay mine every month and encourage all party members to do the same. You can check the records.
“This anti-semi-whatsit is a total fabrication, rumours put forward by the opposition to make us look bad and incompetent.