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UK Labour chief apologizes after anti-Semitism report: ‘We have failed Jewish people

LONDON — The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour party apologizes after a government watchdog rules it had broken equality law in its handling of anti-Semitism complaints during his predecessor’s tenure.

Keir Starmer, who has headed the party since April, says he accepts the report in full and will implement the recommendations immediately.

“It’s a day of shame for the Labour party. We have failed Jewish people, our members, our supporters and the British public,” he adds.

— AFP

Britain’s Labour leader Keir Starmer delivers his keynote speech, during the party’s online conference from the Danum Gallery, Library and Museum in Doncaster, England, September 22, 2020. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
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