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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Labour MP Peter Kyle says his party must do more to tackle anti-Semitism

A Labour MP has said his party must do more to tackle anti-Semitism and stop abuse from happening in the first place. Hove MP Peter Kyle said the party needed to work harder in preventing actions and language that could be perceived as anti-Semitic, saying "the point of offence is the point at which we know we have failed". 
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Leading a backbench debate in the Commons marking next week's Holocaust Memorial Day, Mr Kyle also said it was "extraordinarily irresponsible" to use terms such as Nazi in a way that trivialises the horrors of the past. Labour has been dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism, which its leader Jeremy Corbyn strongly denies, saying he has been a life-long campaigner against discrimination.

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