Keir Starmer accused of not addressing the 'simmering undercurrent' of anti-semitism in the Labour Party

Broadcaster Jonny Gould told Nigel Farage the Labour leader is 'not' an antisemite but has failed to redresses the party's problem with the issue

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Broadcaster and journalist Jonny Gould has told GB News that Sir Keir Starmer has failed to address "the simmering undercurrent" of anti-semitism in the Labour Party.

Speaking exclusively to Nigel Farage, Mr Gould said the current Labour leader "is trying to be the man who isn't Corbyn."

Sir Keir Starmer has said that Jeremy Corbyn regaining the Labour whip is contingent on the former leader redressing his response to the party's antisemitism report.

The damning report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found the party was responsible for unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination.

Jeremy Corbyn attends a ceremony on Westminster Bridge in London, to unveil a plaque to mark the fifth anniversary of the Westminster Bridge terror attack.
Jeremy Corbyn attends a ceremony on Westminster Bridge in London, to unveil a plaque to mark the fifth anniversary of the Westminster Bridge terror attack.

Mr Corbyn rejected some of the report’s findings and claimed the issue had been “dramatically overstated for political reasons” by his critics.

His comments led to Labour’s headquarters suspending him from the party as current leader Sir Keir Starmer sought to draw a dividing line between the Labour Party and the five years under Mr Corbyn.

At the time, Sir Keir told reporters: “I made it clear that we won’t tolerate anti-Semitism or the denial of anti-Semitism through the suggestion that it’s exaggerated or factional and that’s why I was disappointed in Jeremy Corbyn’s response..."

Sir Keir said the findings of the EHRC investigation were “hard to read and it is a day of shame for the Labour Party”.

“We have failed Jewish people, our members, our supporters and the British public,” he said.

“And so on behalf of the Labour Party: I am truly sorry for all the pain and grief that has been caused.”

Mr Gould stressed to Mr Farage, that although the current Labour leader has so far failed to fully address antisemitism in the party, Sir Keir Starmer "isn't an anti-semite."

The broadcaster continued: "He is Sir Keir Starmer, not Jeremy Corbyn.

"However, he has not addressed the simmering undercurrent of the broad church that is the Labour Party and antisemitism."