It seems the BBC has apologised to former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn over antisemitism claims made on its Newsnight show, but it has left a lot of people to question how sincere the apology actually is.
It comes as Jeremy Corbyn will not stand as a Labour MP at the next general election, Keir Starmer confirmed at national executive committee (NEC) meeting after he vowed to prove the party had changed under his leadership.
The motion Starmer proposed at the NEC does not explicitly mention antisemitism. Instead, it says Labour’s electoral prospects in the seats it needs to win at the next election would be “significantly diminished” should Corbyn be a Labour candidate.
Is this why?
‘The BBC issue a statement on their ‘corrections and clarifications’ page making it clear that when Newsnight claimed Jeremy Corbyn had never apologised for antisemitism, that was a lie.’
Here is the clarification.
Do you agree with this tweet in response though?
“It’s a sorry not sorry. The damage was done way back & they continued sticking the boot in & allowing others to do the same by allowing willfull misinformation & flat out lies to go completely unchallenged, even after it was done.”