Britain’s MP Louise Ellman has decided to leave the Labour party after serving in it for 55 years because of the prospect that Corbyn may win the elections.
“We cannot allow him to do to the country what he has done to the Labour Party,” she said. “The Labour Party is no longer a safe place for Jews, and Jeremy Corbyn must bear the responsibility for this.”
Ellman noted that under Corbyn’s leadership anti-Semitism “has become mainstream in the Labour Party. Jewish members have been bullied, abused and driven out. Anti-Semites have felt comfortable, and vile conspiracy theories have been propagated.”
Britain’s Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) has also announced recently that it won’t campaign for Corbyn in this year’s upcoming general elections.
“This crisis of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party stems from a failure of leadership from Jeremy Corbyn. Time and time again, the Party has not engaged in good faith to try to implement the actions that we believe are necessary to tackle anti-Jewish racism,” said JLM in a statement.
JLM has been affiliated with the Labour party since 1920.
Instead of Corbyn, JLM opted to endorse MP’s Ruth Smeeth and Dame Margaret Hodge who are fighting to keep their seats.