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UK Police open antisemitism inquiry into Labour members

UK Police open antisemitism inquiry into Labour members
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By Louise Miner with Reuters
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Scotland Yard has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of antisemitic hate crimes linked to Labour party members.

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An investigation's underway into alleged anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour Party. That's according to Scotland Yard.

It comes after a report found evidence of party members threatening politicians.

Labour has been accused of harbouring anti-Semitism and Jewish groups have accused Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of not taking the problem seriously enough.

After months of pressure, Corbyn acknowledged this year that anti-Semitism had surfaced within the party.

He apologised for the pain it had caused. But Jewish leaders criticised his response as a "disappointing missed opportunity".

Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson says the allegations are "thoroughly depressing", and adds, he's not surprised.

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