JEREMY Corbyn has been “radicalising” students with a pro-Palestine agenda, Corrie star Maureen Lipman claimed today.
The veteran actress accused the Labour boss of deliberately failing to stamp down on anti-Semitism because voters don’t care about it.
Rex Features Corrie star Maureen Lipman blasted Jeremy Corbyn
Labour blasted the extraordinary tirade as “absurd and baseless”.
Ms Lipman, a fierce critic of Mr Corbyn, insisted the party leader has the power to stop Labour anti-Semitism.
She told the BBC: “If they wanted to cure anti-Semitism they could have done it in an afternoon – it just takes a couple of statements and it takes Jeremy to stop going on the campuses and radicalising people about Palestine.”
Accusing him of ignoring the views of Jewish people, Ms Lipman added: “We’re no votes for Jeremy and co, we’re no votes for anyone, half of us have left anyway.
“The big votes are with people who are vaguely anti-Semitic.”
She said Mr Corbyn is “much more interested in the plight of the Palestinians than the plight of anyone in this country”.
A Labour spokesman said: “These are absurd and baseless claims.
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“Jeremy has a long and principled record of solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to illegal occupation and discrimination.”
Ms Lipman was previously a staunch Labour backer before abandoning the party uner Ed Miliband’s leadership.
She has been a Corrie regular since last August having previously had a stint on the show in 2002.
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