Cor­byn: We are not the nasty party

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JEREMY Cor­byn has re­jected ac­cu­sa­tions Labour has be­come a “nasty party”, in­sist­ing the use of anti-Semitic lan­guage is “com­pletely at odds with the be­liefs of this party”.

The Labour leader spoke out amid the com­plaints at a meet­ing on the fringe of the party’s Brighton con­fer­ence, and re­ports that BBC po­lit­i­cal ed­i­tor Laura Kuenss­berg had been pro­vided with a body­guard af­ter re­ceiv­ing threats on so­cial me­dia.

He also ad­mit­ted he was em­bar­rassed by the adu­la­tion of sup­port­ers who have snapped up T-shirts, posters and badges bear­ing his im­age from stalls at the con­fer­ence.

One del­e­gate even waved a por­trait of the Labour leader with a golden tin­sel halo around his head.

In a round of TV in­ter­views at Brighton, Mr Cor­byn said it was “aw­ful” for any­one to brand Labour the nasty party – a term which Theresa May ad­mit­ted in 2002 had be­come at­tached to the Tories.

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