In response to Laurence Hodge: Corbyn can never shake off the anti-Semite label, because it’s true, paul parmenter wrote:
If I were the leader of a political party with realistic aspirations to becoming the next prime minister, and not in any way anti-semitic, I would be fighting mad that anyone should accuse me of Jew-hating or Jew-baiting. I would defend myself vigorously and demand that any accusers either come up with evidence of my alleged anti-Semitism, or apologise and shut up. I would keep on until they did the latter, which they would have to do, since there would of course be no evidence available to them.
However, Corbyn seems a mighty long way from being able to do any of that. Which is presumably why he can’t and won’t do it.