Claims that Jeremy Corbyn supporters are behind misogynistic and anti-Semitic harassment of his opponents are “spurious” and intended to make Labour fail under his leadership, a leading Left wing journalist has claimed.
The embattled Labour leader has repeatedly been accused of failing to discourage his supporters from harassing his critics, including female and Jewish MPs, within the party.
But in an interview with The Huffington Post UK, Paul Mason, who backs the Labour leader, said the claims were “all designed” to allow centrist MPs to take back control of the party.
The ex-BBC Newsnight and Channel 4 News correspondent said: “I see what they’ve done all over the summer. The spurious allegations of harassment, the spurious allegations of anti-Semitism, the spurious allegations of sexism, all designed to drag Labour’s image down so that the polls tank. That’s what the Right in Labour is up to.”
The 56-year-old acknowledged that some MPs had been “very badly harassed” but said: “If you look at the few examples where people have been arrested and prosecuted for the harassment, the horrendous harassment of MPs, it’s got nothing to do with Corbyn supporters.”
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/09/15/jeremy-corbyn-supporters_n_12058638.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics