Smith: Corbyn 'should take responsibility' for abuse
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Smith: Corbyn must prevent 'abuse'

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith has accused Jeremy Corbyn of effectively licensing abuse of his critics by his supporters.

It follows claims by Labour MP Angela Eagle, who has stopped her constituency surgeries over safety fears, that Mr Corbyn had "stirred" things up.

Mr Corbyn says he has spoken out against harassment and threats and has been on the receiving end himself - but Mr Smith told the BBC that "this sort of abuse" had not been in the party before Mr Corbyn became leader.

  • 22 Jul 2016