Corbyn allies say Labour anti​​semitism row driven by leadership plot

Remarks by Len McCluskey, Ken Loach and Ken Livingstone come as party members vote over tough new rules to tackle hate speech

The row over antisemitism in the Labour party was reignited on Tuesday night as three allies of Jeremy Corbyn suggested complaints about hate speech within the party were motivated by plots against the leadership.

The Unite boss Len McCluskey, the film director Ken Loach and former mayor of London Ken Livingstone told reporters they had not experienced antisemitism in the Labour party, with McCluskey describing it as “mood music”.