This may just be correction of the week…or even the year!
A veteran UK Labour party lawmaker on Tuesday accused leader Jeremy Corbyn of being a racist and an anti-Semite after the party adopted new guidelines on anti-Semitism, which have been criticized as too weak and falling short of a widely accepted formulation.
MP Dame Margaret Hodge confronted Corbyn in Parliament after the Labour top governing body approved the guidelines, the Huffington Post reported Tuesday.
Speaking inside the parliament chamber, but out of range of media, Hodge reportedly told Corbyn he is a “fucking anti-Semite and a racist.”
“You have proved you don’t want people like me in the party,” she said, according to eyewitnesses.
“I’m sorry you feel like that,” Corbyn reportedly responded.
“It is not what you say but what you do, and by your actions you have shown you are an anti-Semitic racist,” Hodge said.
The report said that Hodge, who has been a member of parliament for the party since 1994, will be reported to Labour whips.
Hodge confirmed to Sky News she made the comments, but denied she used the f-word.
Margaret Hodge MP asking a journalist to delete only the word "fucking" from "Jeremy Corbyn is a fucking anti-Semite and a racist" is now my favourite correction of the year.https://t.co/eAkVJ7tz3d
— Damian Counsell (@DamCou) July 17, 2018