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Jeremy Corbyn’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunt backfires

Jeremy Corbyn's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunt backfires
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the left's rising political star. The 29-year-old is the youngest women ever to serve in the US Congress and her fan base is growing quickly online, so it's no surprise that Jeremy Corbyn wants to team up. But the Labour leader's cosy phone call with the Democrat has somewhat backfired. Corbyn said yesterday that it was 'great to speak' to Ocasio-Cortez, who returned the favour by tweeting that it 'was an honour to share such a lovely and wide-reaching conversation with you'. This seemed to be the start of great things, until a follower of Ocasio-Cortez pointed out Labour's ongoing troubles with anti-Semitism:

Oh dear. It was good while it lasted...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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