JEREMY Corbyn would launch an “audit” into Britain’s colonial past if he became Prime Minister in a move which could pave the way for hefty reparations.
The Labour manifesto will declare war on the nation’s past, with a review of its alleged human rights abuses across the globe.
Due to be announced on Thursday, the investigation would assess the impact of British imperialism and the “legacies” it created.
Tory critics claimed the planned announcement showed “Labour’s priorities are getting weirder and weirder.”
Mr Corbyn has previously admitted being “open” to apologising for slavery, and the move could see his government issue apologies in parliament as well as financial reparations.
In September Shadow Equalities Secretary Dawn Butler demanded “consultation hubs” in cities historically associated with the slave trade.
A YouGov poll in 2016 found that 44 per cent of Britons were proud of their country’s history of colonialism, with 21 per cent regretting it.
Conservative MP Michael Fabricant said: “Labour’s priorities are getting weirder and weirder.
“They should be apologising to the British public, not for our long gone Imperial past.”
Meanwhile Mr Corbyn was humiliated yesterday over his dismal record on anti-Semitism.
Hannah Kaufman, a young Jewish delegate at the CBI conference, confronted the Labour leader after his speech at the CBI conference with research showing 85 per cent of Jews think he is personally anti-Semitic.
She asked him what he had done personally to “show that Labour isn’t just for the many and not the Jew” after his failure to stem the shocking rise in anti-Semitism in the party under his four-year leadership.
But all the Labour leader said in response was to trot out his standard response – saying anti-Semitism has “no place whatsoever in a civilised society”.
It came as it was revealed Mr Corbyn hugged a speaker who claimed Zionism had made Jews “immoral”.
The Labour leader embraced activist Ismail Patel while attending a Palestine Solidarity Campaign rally in 2008.
It also saw academic Azzam Tamimi call for “jihad” and urge Palestinians to “explode in the faces” of Israelis.