Chief Rabbi brands Jeremy Corbyn as 'unfit for high office’

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the launch of the party's youth manifest

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the launch of the party's youth manifest Credit Joe Giddens PA

Corbyn, 70, also said he is "determined that our society is safe for people of all faiths". "I don't want anyone to be feeling insecure in our society and our government will protect every community against the abuse they receive on the streets, on the trains or in any other form of life".

Ephraim Mirvis said "a new poison - sanctioned from the very top - has taken root" in Britain's main opposition party, which is campaigning to become the government in the December 12 vote.

Labour turned to a subject it sees as a strength as it tried to draw a line under the anti-Semitism row that's engulfed the party with just over two weeks before the Dec 12 election. "Our race and faith manifesto sets out our policies to achieve this". "It is because of these strong bonds that we are extremely concerned by the rise in anti-Semitism in the UK", Rivlin said.

"We have a rapid and effective system" for dealing with complaints, he said, "and that process is constantly under review".

Corbyn had challenged Johnson over the privatisation and sell-off during their first televised leaders' debate, waving a sheaf of heavily redacted papers covered in blacked-out text.

The comments contrasted starkly with the assessment of Mr Mirvis.

The Chief Rabbi says the way in which the Labour leadership has dealt with anti-Jewish racism is incompatible with British values.

He wrote: "How complicit in prejudice would a leader of Her Majesty's opposition have to be to be considered unfit for office?"

Mirvis said the Labour leadership's response as its supporters drove lawmakers, members and staff out of the party for challenging anti-Jewish racism had been "utterly inadequate".

Mr Corbyn said: "One of the greatest injustices has been for the women born in the 1950s who had their increase in the pension age accelerated without proper notice".

The Labour leader then unveiled the full unredacted 451-page dossier he says he obtained himself.

Nick Dearden, director of United Kingdom -based advocacy group Global Justice Now, said in a statement that the documents obtained by the Labour Party "clearly show the British negotiators being bullied by Trump's administration, and Boris Johnson dancing to the tune of USA big business".

He tweeted: "That the Chief Rabbi should be compelled to make such an unprecedented statement at this time ought to alert us to the deep sense of insecurity and fear felt by many British Jews".

"These uncensored documents leave Boris Johnson's denials in absolute tatters". The controversy has prompted a formal probe by the U.K.'s Equality and Human Rights Commission to determine if Labour has unlawfully discriminated against Jews.

In his presentation, Mr Corbyn held up a redacted version of U.S. discussions that had been released by the government and then the unredacted version obtained by Labour, which he said "is a very different version of events".

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