Mike Pompeo suggests United States could block Jeremy Corbyn from No 10

Elias Hubbard
June 12, 2019

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Labour has accused President Trump's secretary of state of trying to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister.

Pompeo made the comments during an off-the-record meeting in NY earlier this month where he also spoke about the Middle East peace plan that is set to be fully unveiled this summer.

In a recording leaked to the Washington Post, Pompeo was asked what he would do if Corbyn were to be elected as prime minister amid criticism over the party's handling of accusations of antisemitism within its ranks, the Guardian reported Sunday.

Meeting with his MPs on Tuesday for the first time since Labour's disappointing European election results, Mr Corbyn was told of the concerns of members in no uncertain terms.

"You should know, we won't wait for him to do those things to being to push back".

Indeed, one can only imagine the firestorm of criticism that would be unleashed on the United Kingdom media's front pages had Russian President Vladimir Putin offered similar assurances to an interested party that he would do his "level best" to decide who Britain's prime minister would be.

"It's too risky and too important and too hard once it's already happened".

The final issue over which Mr Corbyn was taken to task was that of sexual harassment in the party.

Corbyn, who has been repeatedly accused of anti-Semitism, is openly anti-Israel and very sympathetic to the Palestinian cause.

Labour's by-election campaign in Peterborough this month was drawn into the ongoing debate over antisemitic views within the party when it was revealed the candidate - who was ultimately elected - had "liked" a Facebook post which said that Theresa May was pursuing a "Zionist slave masters agenda" and also commenting positively on a thread that blamed Mossad for creating Islamist extremists such as ISIS.

The US President also snubbed Jeremy Corbyn during his trip to London, calling the Labour leader a negative force.

But Pompeo's comments prompted a backlash in Britain as some accused the USA of interfering in the country's internal politics, now the second time this month.

He added that the party was "fully committed to the support, defence and celebration of the Jewish community and is implacably opposed to antisemitism in any form".

Now, the Equality and Human Rights Commission announced last week that it is to formally investigate Labour over anti-Jewish racism.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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