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David Lammy turns on Jeremy Corbyn

24 August 2018

2:40 PM

24 August 2018

2:40 PM

David Lammy has always had Jeremy Corbyn’s back, but it seems his patience in the Labour leader might be wearing thin. In a story that emerged yesterday, Corbyn was caught on tape claiming that Zionists ‘don’t understand English irony’ despite them having lived in Britain ‘for a very long time’. It appears that Corbyn’s remarks – which are being taken by some as a reference to Jews, rather than merely Zionists – are a step too far, even for Lammy. The Labour MP condemned the comments and called them ’insidious’:

It wasn’t long ago that a leaked list ranking Labour MPs by their loyalty to Corbyn emerged, which placed Lammy in the ‘core group’ of faithful followers alongside Diane Abbott and Clive Lewis. How much longer before others in the Corbynite crew follow Lammy’s lead and call out their dear leader?


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