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Jeremy Corbyn is forced to investigate claims that one of his shadow ministers belted out ‘Hey Jews’ to the tune of ‘Hey Jude’ during a raucous bus journey as Labour is dragged into ANOTHER anti-semitism row that threatens to rip apart the party
- Dan Carden allegedly chanted ‘Jews, Jews, Jews’ on the chorus of ‘Hey Jude’
- The shadow international development secretary denied the reports today
- Jeremy Corbyn said he was ‘looking into it’, saying it was unacceptable ‘if true’
- Incident reportedly occurred on coach back from Cheltenham festival in 2018
By Henry Martin For Mailonline, 9 November 2019
Jeremy Corbyn has said he is investigating allegations that a member of his shadow cabinet sang ‘Hey Jews’ to the tune of the Beatles song ‘Hey Jude’.
Shadow international development secretary Dan Carden is alleged to have sung the altered version while on a coach to London from Cheltenham festival on March 15 last year while he was still a junior shadow minister.
Asked about the reports on a visit to Leeds, Labour leader Mr Corbyn said: ‘Dan Carden has emphatically denied that. It is an awful story and if it’s true it is utterly and totally unacceptable. I am looking into it.’
MPs from Labour and other parties were also on the private bus when Mr Carden allegedly chanted ‘Jews, Jews, Jews’ at the top of his voice as the chorus reached the word ‘Jude’ – and Mr Carden says if there were any truth in the claims which he categorically denies, it would have emerged at the time, not immediately before a general election.
The news comes after Labour’s election campaign suffered a heavy blow with former home secretary David Blunkett saying the ‘anti-Semitism’ and ‘thuggery’ in the party makes him ‘despair’ – arguing their best hope is now for a hung parliament.
The party was embroiled in an extraordinary crisis yesterday after a dozen election candidates found themselves caught in controversy in the past week – including Gideon Bull, who quit the race in Clacton, Essex after allegedly referring to a Jewish councillor as Shylock.
Shadow international development secretary Dan Carden, pictured to the right of Jeremy Corbyn, allegedly sang the altered version while on a coach back from Cheltenham festival last year
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits the Scrap Creative Reuse Arts Project, Sunny Bank Mills, The Spinning Mill on November 9, in Leeds
Laura McAlpine, who is aiming to unseat Conservative Robert Halfon in Harlow, has been accused of defending her chief campaigner after he wrote about a ‘Jewish final solution’, according to Jewish News.
And Kate Linnegar, a candidate in North Swindon, posted messages about ‘Holocaust mongers’ and liked a post entitled ‘How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis’.
Ex-Labour whip Conor McGinn, thought to be considering standing for the position of Labour’s deputy following the departure of Tom Watson, is also alleged to have branded another party member a ‘poof’ on the night of the alleged ‘Hey Jude’ incident in 2018.
One week before the festival the party suspended several members for posting what were said to be anti-Semitic remarks online.
Ex-Labour whip Conor McGinn branded another party member a ‘poof’ on the evening of March 15 2018, it has been claimed
Ten days after the alleged incident, Mr Carden tweeted: ‘Jeremy Corbyn has committed his entire life to fighting all forms of racism and fascism – and under his leadership there is no place for anti-semitism in the Labour Party.’
Mr Carden today said: ‘I have been categorical in my denial about allegations relating to a coach trip some twenty months ago.
‘This was a coach full of journalists and MPs. If anyone genuinely believed any anti-semitic behaviour had taken place, they would’ve had a moral responsibility to report it immediately.
‘Yet this allegation is only made now when a General Election is imminent.
‘I stand by my record as an anti racist campaigner. I would never be part of any behaviour that undermines my commitment to fighting racism in all its forms.’
Jeremy Corbyn said: ‘Dan Carden has emphatically denied that. It is an awful story and if it’s true it is utterly and totally unacceptable. I’m looking into it.’
It was also claimed Mr McGinn had been sat next to a tired male Labour colleague who had been asleep for much of the journey – and when McGinn’s colleague ‘slumped onto him’ across their seats McGinn loudly told him to get off, calling him a ‘poof’.
McGinn’s spokesperson defended his record on LGBT issues.Lord Blunkett (pictured), who was an MP for 28 years and now sits as a Labour peer in the upper chamber, said the likelihood of Jeremy Corbyn winning a majority was ‘extraordinarily slim’
The news comes as Labour’s election campaign suffered another heavy blow with former home secretary David Blunkett (right) saying the ‘anti-Semitism’ and ‘thuggery’ in the party makes him ‘despair’ – arguing their best hope is now for a hung parliament
A spokesperson for Mr Carden told Buzzfeed: ‘Daniel Carden has been a committed campaigner in support of LGBT rights and against all forms of racism and hatred, his entire political life. As a homosexual man he would never intentionally engage in homophobic, racist or anti-Semitic behaviour.’
The spokesperson added that if there had been genuine concerns about his behaviour, they should have been raised then instead of some 20 months later just before a general election.
RABBI SAID IDEA OF CORBYN-LED GOVERNMENT MAKES HIM FEEL UNSAFE
Today’s accusations come at the end of a dismal week for Mr Corbyn, which has seen the resignation of his deputy Tom Watson, a string of election candidates caught in controversy, a full-frontal attack from the Jewish Chronicle, as well as Rabbi Jonathan Romain savaging the party’s battle with anti-Semitism
Rabbi Romain said the prospect of a Corbyn-led government made him feel unsafe.
He added: ‘For those of us in the Jewish community, it is a deeply worrying prospect.
‘Indeed, I believe that Corbyn poses such a threat to Britain’s Jews that it is incumbent on all Jewish leaders to speak out.’
A spokesperson for Mr McGinn said his record as a ‘staunch supporter of the LGBT community speaks for itself’, having led the campaign that delivered a law change to extend ‘equal marriage to the whole of the UK.’
Lord Blunkett, who was an MP for 28 years and now sits as a Labour peer in the upper chamber, this week said the likelihood of Jeremy Corbyn winning a majority was ‘extraordinarily slim’, but nonetheless urged moderates within the party to ‘stay and fight’ to ensure the ‘voice of reason’ prevailed.
His comments came after a bruising week for the party which has seen two of its former MPs urge voters to back the Tories instead.
Ian Austin and John Woodcock said they would be supporting the Conservatives as they did not believe Mr Corbyn was fit to be in Number 10.
And on Friday, Dame Margaret Hodge – one of the most prominent Jewish figures in Labour – declined to endorse the Opposition leader as prime minister.
Jeremy Corbyn’s dirty dozen: The 12 would-be Labour MPs who have ALL been mired in controversy in just 24 hours – from calling a Jewish councillor a ‘Shylock’ to threatening to ‘put a gun to Theresa May’s head’
In 24 hours, three forced to quit while nine came under pressure to step down
Row is embarrassing for Corbyn at the end of the first week of election campaign
In total, a dozen Labour candidates have faced controversy in past seven days
One was forced to quit after allegedly referring to a Jewish councillor as Shylock
Labour was embroiled in an extraordinary crisis yesterday after a string of its election candidates found themselves caught in controversy.
In the space of 24 hours, three have been forced to quit while nine others came under pressure to step down after controversial remarks they had made in the past were exposed.
The row is highly embarrassing for leader Jeremy Corbyn at the end of the first week of the election campaign.
In total, a dozen Labour candidates have faced controversy in the past seven days.
In a day of disaster for the party, one candidate was forced to quit after allegedly referring to a Jewish councillor as Shylock.