UK PM candidate Johnson: Labour Party leader Corbyn guilty of anti-Semitism

 UK PM candidate Johnson: Labour Party leader Corbyn guilty of anti-Semitism

LONDON (Reuters) - The frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, said on Monday that the leader of the main opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, was guilty of anti-Semitism.

"I think by condoning anti-Semitism the way he does, I'm afraid he's effectively culpable of that vice," Johnson told a leadership debate organised by the Sun newspaper and TalkRadio.

The Labour Party has battled accusations of anti-Semitism since 2016 and Corbyn - a veteran campaigner for Palestinian rights - as well as other senior party officials have been accused of failing to take decisive action to deal with it.

Labour says it is "implacably opposed to anti-Semitism".

(Reporting by William James and Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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Updated Date: Jul 16, 2019 03:06:35 IST