Some Jeremy Corbyn supporters are angry at this Channel 4 News interview (angry being the watchword)

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Tuesday 18 August 2015 12:10
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Channel 4 News's Cathy Newman yesterday spoke to Labour leadership front-runner Jeremy Corbyn over his alleged links to Holocaust denier Paul Eisen.

Eisen had claimed in a blog post that Corbyn had 'got his chequebook out' at an event for his Deir Yassin Remembered - the name of a Palestinian village where a massacre was perpetrated by Zionist extremists - organisation.

But Corbyn dismissed suggestions he associated with Holocaust deniers as "ludicrous and wrong", and that any donations he gave would have been in a collection bucket.

I have no contact now whatsoever with Paul Eisen and Deir Yassin Remembered. I did attend a number of events concerning Deir Yassin Remembered some years ago, I think two or three of them.

He went on to say:

Obviously, Holocaust denial is vile and wrong. The Holocaust was the most vile part of our history. The Jewish people killed by the Nazi Holocaust were the people that suffered the most in the 20th century.

Pressed on whether any association with Eisen was a misjudgement, Corbyn said:

Any form of racism is wrong, the need to talk to people to bring about a peace process is absolutely right.

The interview was sparked in part by the Jewish Chronicle's front page editorial on the questions Corbyn had to answer over alleged links to people with anti-Semitic views (questions which The Independent tried to answer).

On Twitter, Newman highlighted the interview by saying Corbyn answered the questions "angrily", something which many of his supporters took issue with.

She stood by the description, however.

Make up your own mind by watching the video below:

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