Corbyn: We are not the nasty party
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.