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Feb 10, 2019 11:47 PM 2+ mon ago

Tony Blair: How is antisemitism in Labour Party tolerated?

Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair attends an event at Thomson Reuters in London, 2018.

Former UK Prime Minister and Labour Party Leader Tony Blair criticized the party for its heavy use of antisemitic rhetoric in a Sky News interview on Sunday, asking, "How can we say it's tolerable to have a certain level of antisemitism?"

After being asked by the interviewer about the heavy criticism of antisemitism in the party, Blair responded that they "should eradicate antisemitism for the Labour Party."

"We're supposed to be a progressive political party," Blair explained. "Yes, there are parts of the left, not the whole of the left, that have a problem with antisemitism, and you see this in their attitudes to the State of Israel."

Blair was referring to the current Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has on numerous occasions spoken and ...

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