"He has regretted having made the remark that he did" says @AndyMcDonaldMP on Corbyn's comments about 'anti-Semitic' mural— BBC Daily Politics and Sunday Politics (@daily_politics) March 25, 2018
"He regrets it, he hasn't apologised for it" says @BBCsarahsmith #bbcsp pic.twitter.com/t87nbXNU1L
Sarah Smith was far more persistent on The Sunday Politics than Andrew Marr was this morning. This clip and the one in my earlier post are from Twitter and only show excerpts from the interviews with Tom Watson on the Marr show, and Corbyn supporter Andy McDonald MP on the Sunday Politics; you can see the whole of the 'antisemitism' part of the latter interview here.
Andy McDonald took the same approach to defending the Labour leader as Tom Watson did with Andrew Marr. Jeremy didn’t inhale, but whatever he did was in the context of supporting freedom of expression.
Everyone now acknowledges the mural was ‘obviously’ vile. Vile at first glance, even. But Jeremy’s record is of opposing antisemitism and “all forms of discrimination” so there.
Andy has got it into his head that he’s talking to someone called Laura and is obviously quite rattled, and so he should be. Sarah Smith was rather good. She’s growing into it.