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.


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)