School of Politics and International Relations

For the UK’s Jewish voters, an upside down choice in elections

25 November 2019

On one hand, most strongly oppose Britain’s delayed exit, or Brexit, from the European Union. But on the other hand, the thought of seeing Jeremy Corbyn becoming premier fills many with horror. To many Jews, Corbyn is an anti-Semite, or at best, has failed to deal with a virulent strain of anti-Jewish racism that’s become ingrained in the party. Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale said to US News: “They are clearly very worried about Jeremy Corbyn and the direction of the Labour Party. Under his leadership, the party has failed to take the allegations seriously or done much about them.”
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