Sir Keir Starmer launches Labour leadership bid with huge dig at Jeremy Corbyn


The Employees leadership frontrunner vowed personally to take charge of the fight to kidney out anti-Semitism in the Labour Party if he wins the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn. The trace Brexit secretary, who is launching his leadership campaign in Manchester, said the aid had not done enough to tackle the issue which bedevilled it under Mr Corbyn.

“We should hold done more on anti-Semitism. If you are anti-Semitic you shouldn’t be in the Labour Party,” he told BBC1’s Breakfast schedule.

“What I would do is lead from the top and say it’s my responsibility to deal with it. I wouldn’t say it’s for celebrity else. I want the files, I want to know the numbers on my desk so that I can supervisor this.

“Only when people who have left our party because of anti-Semitism go through that they can return will I be truly satisfied that we organize dealt with the problem.

“But there has to be leadership from the top and a personal involvement in this.

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“I conditions want our activists, our members, our supporters, ever to knock on a door again and to be met with the feedback: ‘I usually vote Labour but I’m not going to do so because of anti-Semitism.”‘

Sir Keir alleged that he had argued within the party for tougher action, with knee-jerk expulsion for anyone found to be anti-Semitic.

Referencing to the decision to expel prehistoric spin doctor to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, for supporting the Unselfish Democrats at the European elections, Sir Keir added: “It seemed to me that if you be enduring been chucked out of the Labour Party for supporting another political division, you should be chucked out for being anti-Semitic.

“I had those conversations around the shield cabinet table.”

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