Jeremy Corbyn’s attempts to defuse the crisis over anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour party has suffered a new setback with a fresh controversy erupting over the appointment of a top lawyer to oversee its disciplinary processes.

Gordon Nardell, who is Jewish, was recently announced as Labour’s new in-house counsel.

However, revelations of his alleged links to the party’s hard left and to activists embroiled in the anti-Semitism row have provoked further criticism of Labour’s handling of the issue.

Following the disclosures, a senior Jewish Labour MP has said she has “no faith” in the party’s processes to tackle anti-Semitism.

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