'Jeremy Corbyn finally said sorry today for the anti-Semitism crisis that has engulfed the Labour Party - but insisted he has 'dealt with it'.
The opposition leader apologised in a bad-tempered exchange live on This Morning after being pressed by host Philip Schofield.
Mr Corbyn has steadfastly refused to apologise directly in media interviews in recent days as the issue has reared its head in the election campaign - although he has had sorry previously.
But appearing on ITV's magazine show with Schofield and co-host Holly Willoughby, he was pressed to say sorry three times.
Asked the first time Mr Corbyn tried to repeat the words he frequently uses on the subject.
He said: 'Our party … can I make it clear …' but Schofield cut him off, saying: 'No, just say sorry.'
Corbyn tried again, saying: 'Can I just make it clear … our party and me do not accept antisemitism in any form…'
But Schofield again interrupted to ask: 'So are you sorry? Why can't you say sorry?''
Mr Corbyn finally relented saying: 'Obviously I am very sorry for everything that has happened.
'But I would like to make it clear that we are dealing with it - I have dealt with it.'
He added: 'Other parties are also affected by anti-Semitism.
'Candidates have been withdrawn by the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservatives and by us because of it. We just do not accept it in any form whatsoever.'
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