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Corbyn to investigate claims shadow minister sang ‘Hey Jews’ over ‘Hey Jude’

Corbyn to investigate claims shadow minister sang ‘Hey Jews’ over ‘Hey Jude’
has vowed to investigate after Dan Carden was accused of anti-Semitic feedback (Pictures: Sky News/ Parliament)

Jeremy Corbyn is wanting into allegations {that a} member of his shadow cupboard sang ‘Hey Jews’ to the Beatles track ‘Hey Jude’.

Shadow worldwide growth secretary Dan Carden is accused by a Buzzfeed reporter of adjusting the lyrics on a personal bus to London from the Cheltenham races in March final yr.

When the refrain reached the phrase ‘Jude’, Carden ‘chanted at the top of his voice’ the phrases ‘Jews, Jews, Jews’, Buzzfeed claims.

The incident – which allegedly occurred on the night of March 15 2018 – has been ’emphatically denied’ by Carden, who says he is devoted to combating racism.

Labour whip Mark Tami has defended his colleague, stating: ‘I was on the bus and didn’t hear any singing of this nature.’

Daniel Carden - UK Parliament official portraits 2017
Carden has denied all allegations (Picture: Chris McAndrew / UK Parliament)

Questions have additionally been raised about why the reporter determined to write a narrative in regards to the alleged incident greater than a yr later, when a General Election has simply been introduced.

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When requested in regards to the stories on a go to to Leeds, Mr Corbyn stated it was an ‘awful story’ and ‘totally unacceptable’ if true.

He stated: ‘Dan Carden has emphatically denied that.

‘It is an awful story and if it’s true it’s completely and completely unacceptable. I’m wanting into it.’

Mr Carden, who’s in search of to be re-elected as MP for Liverpool Walton, stated: ‘I’ve been categorical in my denial about allegations relating to a coach journey some twenty months in the past.

‘This was a coach full of journalists and MPs. If anyone genuinely believed any anti-Semitic behaviour had taken place, they would’ve had an ethical duty to report it instantly.

‘Yet this allegation is barely made now when a General Election is imminent. I stand by my report as an anti-racist campaigner.

‘I would never be part of any behaviour that undermines my commitment to fighting racism in all its forms.’

Corbyn to investigate claims shadow minister sang ?Hey Jews? over ?Hey Jude? lyrics
Mr Corbyn stated it was an ‘awful story’ and ‘totally unacceptable’ if true (Picture: Sky News)

Buzzfeed said it had determined to publish the story now ‘following fresh anti-Semitism allegations’ towards Labour candidates.

The information web site added that one other issue of their determination have been stories that Mr Carden might stand to exchange outgoing deputy social gathering chief Tom Watson.

It didn’t clarify why it had chosen not to publish the story when the incident allegedly occurred.

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The claims observe former dwelling secretary David Blunkett’s feedback that the ‘anti-Semitism’ and ‘thuggery’ within the social gathering makes him ‘despair’.

Two Labour candidates have been compelled to stand down over allegations of anti-Semitism in latest days.

Haringey councillor Gideon Bull pulled out of the race in Clacton, Essex, after it emerged he used the time period ‘Shylock’ at a council assembly.

Bull has apologised for making the remark however denied any intention to insult.

Kate Ramsden has additionally stood down within the Scottish constituency of Gordon after it emerged she had likened Israel to a toddler abuser, saying: ‘To me, the Israeli state is like an abused child who becomes an abusive adult.’

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