Jeremy Corbyn was told to “drain the cesspit” of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party as hundreds of protesters gathered outside Parliament for a demo on Monday night.
The Labour leader faced claims of siding with anti-Semites “again and again” at the rally, organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC).
It came after a 2012 Facebook post emerged in which Corbyn himself appeared to defend an anti-Semitic mural. He has since made a statement admitting Labour harbours “pockets of anti-semitism”.
Placards at the rally bearing the messages – and ‘Labour, for the many, not the Jews’ – were held aloft amid chants of “enough is enough”. Labour MPs,…