Antisemitism row 'risks chances of Labour government'

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Crisis raising questions about party’s position on equality, says former Labour minister

A former defence minister who chairs Labour’s Jewish affiliate has said the party will lose its chance to form the next government unless it deals comprehensively with the antisemitism crisis.

In an interview with the Guardian, Ivor Caplin, who was defence minister under Tony Blair, said the row was no longer only affecting the Jewish community, but raising broader questions about the party’s commitment to equality across the country.

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