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Corbyn aide criticises 'irresponsible' Watson

[2019.07.12, Fri 00:28] Labour's general secretary has accused deputy leader Tom Watson of being "Irresponsible" for criticising the way the party has dealt with anti-Semitism. Mr Watson criticised Labour and Jennie Formby, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn, following a BBC Panorama investigation. In the wake of the programme, Mr Watson demanded that the party publish its submission to a formal inquiry into the issue. In reply, Ms Formby said Mr Watson was abusing his "Considerable platform" to "Denigrate" the progress that had been made in combating anti-Semitism. Earlier, Mr Watson had accused some in the Labour Party of attempting to discredit the former staff members who took part in the Panorama documentary. In response, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, another close ally of the Labour leader, tweeted that Mr Watson was "Very wrong" to imply that Ms Formby was "Dealing with the matter with anything less than her usual professionalism". The Jewish Labour Movement said on Thursday that more than 30 whistleblowers, including current Labour staff, would submit evidence to the inquiry. Google the news >>

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