Labour adopts IHRA antisemitism definition in full

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Accompanying clarification put forward by Jeremy Corbyn is rejected

Labour’s ruling body agreed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism in full on Tuesday after a tense discussion in which an accompanying clarification put forward by Jeremy Corbyn was rejected.

The party leader withdrew his additional statement when it was clear it could not be agreed upon and instead the NEC approved the release of brief remarks emphasising freedom of expression on Israel and the rights of Palestinians.

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