U.K. Labour Party Admits Guilt, Apologizes to Antisemitism Whistleblowers

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The British Labour party has admitted guilt and agreed to pay damages to a group of whistleblowers who exposed antisemitism in party ranks last year.

The whistleblowers appeared on a BBC program last year in which they testified to widespread antisemitism in Labour under the leadership of its Jew- and Israel-hating leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour suffered a massive defeat in last December’s elections, after which Corbyn was ousted. Current leader Keir Starmer has pledged to stamp out antisemitism in the party.

In a court case settled today, Labour admitted that it had slandered the seven whistleblowers, and made “false and defamatory” comments about them, the BBC reports.

“Before the broadcast of the program, the Labour Party issued a press release that contained defamatory and false allegations about these whistleblowers,” the party said in a court statement.

“We unreservedly withdraw all allegations of bad faith, malice and lying,” the statement said. “We would like to apologize unreservedly for the distress, embarrassment, and hurt caused by their publication. We have agreed to pay them damages.”

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