No slapped wrist

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

There is an ar­gu­ment that we should some­how be grate­ful that Jeremy Cor­byn has con­demned Sir Ger­ald Kauf­man’s an­ti­semitic rant, de­scrib­ing it as “un­ac­cept­able and deeply re­gret­table”. An ar­gu­ment, yes, but a bad one. First, it took the Labour leader six days be­fore he could bring him­self to ad­dress the is­sue. What is far worse, how­ever, is that the MP for Manch­ester Gor­ton has not re­ceived even a slapped wrist, let alone any sig­nif­i­cant dis­ci­plinary ac­tion. Since Mr Cor­byn ac­knowl­edges that the re­marks are “un­ac­cept­able”, only one con­clu­sion is pos­si­ble. He does not think that when one of his MPs demon­strates un­am­bigu­ous an­tisemitism, it mer­its even mi­nor dis­ci­plinary ac­tion. At least we know where we stand with Mr Cor­byn.

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