Jeremy Corbyn: single market incompatible with Labour plans to overhaul capitalism

David Collier highlights a passage in the group where Jeremy Corbyn responds to a post about anti Israel blogger Max Blumenthal

David Collier highlights a passage in the group where Jeremy Corbyn responds to a post about anti Israel blogger Max Blumenthal

I have removed myself from it.

The screenshots, which were collected by blogger David Collier, expose exchanges that allegedly took place within the group, which discuss conspiracies about Israeli involvement in the 9/11 NY terror attacks and material produced by former KKK leader David Duke, among other offensive content. "Any anti-Semitism in any form is wrong".

Content from the Palestine Live group was revealed in a 250-page dossier looking at the posts and profiles of members of the group compiled by David Collier, whose blog is about anti-Semitism.

Setting out his position on the Brexit deal, Mr Corbyn said a future Labour government "cannot be held back inside or outside the European Union ... from preventing employers being able to import cheap agency labour, to undercut existing pay and conditions in the name of free market orthodoxy".

Asked what he would say to leader Jeremy Corbyn if he sat down with him, he added: "I would want to see clearer signs of resolute action by a party and its leader before I would even sit down with them full stop".

An internal Labour probe in 2016 found although there was sometimes a "toxic atmosphere" around anti-Semitism and racism in the party it was not overrun with the problem.

"I know I've been criticised at times because I'm quite heavy on this, and I am heavy and so is Jeremy, we will not allow any racists within our party". But what it does confirm is the long-held suspicion that some anti-Semites use anti-Israel activism as a socially-acceptable outlet for their anti-Jewish prejudice; and that this includes some of this country's leading anti-Israel activists.

"We also need to be clear, we could not accept a situation where we were subject to all European Union rules and European Union law, yet had no say in making those laws".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to open the Party's conference in the Scottish city of Dundee on March 9, claiming that his shadow cabinet is a "government in waiting", on the verge of seizing a further twenty electoral seats in Scotland at the next election.

"I don't think anyone is suggesting that anything that Jeremy has written in any Facebook group or anywhere else constitutes anti-Semitic comments". The group hosted people such as Max Blumenthal, a controversial speaker accused of anti-Semitism.

Mr Corbyn confirmed he was signed up to the group without his knowledge but later exchanged messages on it.

Jacqueline Walker, the former Momentum steering group member who is suspended from Labour for comments calling Jewish people "the main financiers of the slave trade", is also a member.

It comes as former chief rabbi Lord Sacks called on the Labour leadership to do more to fight anti-Semitism.

A spokesman for Corbyn said that the party leader "condemns anti-Semitism in all its forms in the strongest possible terms", and that anti-Semites "have no place whatsoever in the Labour movement".

Is Labour heading for a painful and bitter split?

"A party that doesn't just accept - but proactively argues - that our country is culturally deeper and economically richer because of immigration, not despite it. If we want to fund our radical manifestos to deliver governments for the many, not the few, we must support permanent United Kingdom membership of the European single market and the customs union".

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