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General election 2019: No apology from Jeremy Corbyn over Labour anti-Semitism claims

Jeremy Corbyn has declined to apologise to the UK Jewish community after the chief rabbi criticised how the party deals with anti-Semitism claims.In a BBC interview with Andrew Neil, the Labour leader was asked four times whether he would like to apologise.Mr Corbyn said his government will protect "every community against the abuse they receive". Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis claimed "a new poison - sanctioned from the very top - has taken root" in Labour.Following the interview, Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary Nia Griffith said Mr Corbyn should apologise, adding: "We need to apologise to our colleagues in my own party who have been very upset and to the whole of the Jewish community."Kuenssberg: Labour may struggle to move on from ...