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Labour MPs demand answers from Jeremy Corbyn after antisemitism reassurance bid

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Feb 11, 2019 5:56 PM 2+ mon ago

Labour MPs turn up heat on Corbyn over antisemitism

Image: Jeremy Corbyn has been told to respond to eight questions in 48 hours

Labour MPs have turned up the heat on Jeremy Corbyn on antisemitism after an attempt by the party's general secretary to defuse the latest row failed badly.

Jennie Formby bowed to pressure from Labour MPs to reveal the number of complaints of antisemitism the party has received and the disciplinary action taken against those found guilty.

She said that only 12 out of 673 complaints had resulted in members being expelled, almost a third of the cases were dropped without further action and only 42 were referred to the party's disciplinary body.

But her figures were instantly challenged by critics of Jeremy Corbyn and many MPs were also furious that she failed to attend a meeting of the parliamentary Labour Party to answer questions.

Within hours of the meeting, seven ...

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