Why the Labour party can’t deal with its Jew-hatred

Jul 12, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips:

In recent days, plotting within the British Labour Party to get rid of its far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn has moved up a gear as deep concern over the party’s precipitous plunge in the opinion polls has burst into the open.

Corbyn is being blamed for the two causes of this meltdown. The first is the party’s ambiguous stance over Brexit, in which it is trying simultaneously to please its working-class Brexit supporters and its metropolitan, educated liberals who want the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union — and satisfying neither as a result.

The second is its never-ending row over the epidemic Jew-baiting in its ranks.

This week, three Labour members of the House of Lords resigned from the party in disgust over this. One of them, the party’s former general secretary David Triesman (who is Jewish), said: “The experience of life in the party has become sickening.”

Even those for whom this issue engenders not instinctive recoil but bafflement or indifference — and there are many in Britain who fall into that category — blame Corbyn for failing to shut it down.

The reason for this was rammed home this week in a BBC documentary by the veteran investigative TV journalist, John Ware.

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