General election 2019: McDonnell apologises for Labour handling of anti-Semitism

John McDonnell has apologised for the way the Labour Party initially handled anti-Semitism claims.

The comments come after Jeremy Corbyn declined to apologise after in a BBC interview with Andrew Neil.

The Labour leader was asked four times whether he would like to apologise after Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis claimed “a new poison – sanctioned from the very top – has taken root” in Labour.

Mr Corbyn said his government will protect “every community against the abuse they receive”.

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