JEREMY Corbyn has been branded “grotesque” by Labour MPs who want his outbursts probed.
Ex-minister Joan Ryan accused him of bringing the party into disrepute in a letter to general secretary Jennie Formby.
David Dyson – The Sun Jeremy Corbyn has been branded ‘grotesque’ in a letter by an ex-minister
Refer to Source – Free Ex-minister Joan Ryan has accused Corbyn of bringing the party into disrepute in a letter to Labour’s General Secretary Jennie Formby
She and other MPs have accused their leader of peddling “sinister” anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and making “deeply disturbing” remarks as well as meeting convicted terrorists.
In her letter, she condemns him for claiming on Iranian state TV in 2012 that the “hand of Israel” was behind a jihadi terror attack in Egypt that year.
Ms Ryan said: “Mr Corbyn’s claim is ludicrous, grotesque and entirely unfounded in fact.
“It evokes a sinister anti-Semitic conspiracy theory alleging Israeli origins in terrorism.
David Dyson – The Sun Corbyn has been accused peddling ‘sinister’ anti-Semitic conspiracy theories
PA:Press Association/PA Images MPs are calling for an investigation into Corbyn’s remarks
“Such claims have rightly led to the suspension and investigation of multiple Labour members and councillors in the past.”
Ms Formby has not responded to the letter.
The move comes hours after Mr Corbyn’s bid to defuse the crisis flopped.
He infuriated the Jewish community by suggesting his critics were guilty of “overheated rhetoric” in a newspaper article starkly similar to one he wrote in April — leading to accusations it was a hurried “cut and paste job”.
Getty Images – Getty Mr Corbyn had to cancel a speech on anti-Semitism last week when a Jewish charity refused to let him use their venue
Labour Friends of Israel director Jennifer Gerber said: “These empty and recycled words from Jeremy Corbyn will do nothing to mend relations with the Jewish community.
“There is no sense of his own responsibility for a crisis which has afflicted Labour since he became leader or any concrete plan to address it.”
Mr Corbyn had to cancel a speech on anti-Semitism last week when a Jewish charity refused to let him use their venue.
He has largely kept out of public view since.