Boris Johnson’s election campaign has got off to a dismal start but it seems Labour is determined to catch up. Diane Abbott appeared on the Today programme this morning to discuss her party’s anti-Semitism problem. But Mr S isn’t convinced her defence will convince many voters that things are all OK:
Nick Robinson: Do you accept you haven’t done enough (to resolve the problem of anti-Semitism)?
Diane Abbott: ‘…it’s not every element of the Jewish community that believes Jeremy is an anti-Semite.’
NR: ‘Well every major Jewish newspaper says it, every major Jewish representative body says it.’
DA: ‘Yeah, well, the Hasidic community in Stamford Hill doesn’t say that…’
Hardly a vote-winning pitch to worried Jewish voters…