UK PM tells Labour to 'sort out' its anti-Semitism

Cameron slams growth of anti-Semitism in Labour party, demands Jeremy Corbyn take responsibility for his party.

Ari Yashar ,

David Cameron
David Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron issued sharp criticism of the Labour party Wednesday, given the large number of members recently exposed making anti-Semitic comments and the party's unwillingness to take action against them.

In parliament, Mike Freer of the Conservative party asked Cameron if he agrees that all organizations "public and private" should root out anti-Semitism, in a timely statement given the Labour party's recent association with anti-Semitism.

"Anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer in our society," responded Cameron, warning that when hatred of Jews grows it's a signal of "many even worse things happening to ethnic groups and other groups all over our country."

Recognizing the growth of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic attacks in the UK, he called to "stamp it out."

Cameron then focused his comments on Labour head Jeremy Corbyn, and noted there is a growth of anti-Semitism in "part of the Labour party."

"And I say to the leader opposite, it's his party and he should sort it out," added the prime minister forcefully.