A new poll shows that 4 out of 10 Jews would “seriously consider emigrating” from Britain if Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister.
Ever since the Labour anti-Semitism scandal hit headlines we have been told by Labour and far-left supporters of Corbyn that there was no threat to the Jewish community and any suggestion that Jews felt threatened were either political attempts to remove Corbyn or “Zionists” making up things. This most recent poll, however, shows that Jews themselves are feeling threatened and should act as a startling warning to all of us who stand with the Jewish community against the scourge of anti-Semitism.
The poll was carried out by polling company Survation on behalf of the Jewish Chronicle and found that 38.5% of all British Jews would “seriously consider emigrating” if Corbyn became Prime Minister.
Jews between 35-54 were the most worried about Corbyn, with more than half of this group saying they would seriously consider emigration.
In Jews aged 18-34 the figure dips to 28.86 per cent – while amongst those aged over 55 35.84 per cent would seriously considering leaving the country.
Women were more concerned about Corbyn than men with 44.07% of women surveyed saying expressing serious consideration to leaving against 32.7% of men saying the same thing.
Whilst 38.5% say they would consider leaving, 51.77% of British Jews said they would not consider leaving and 9.7% said they did not know.
The JC points out that with the current number of Jews living in the UK being around 290,000 the number of Jews who would consider leaving would be around 115,000.
Just last week Rabbi Lord Sacks’s said:
“Now, within living memory of the Holocaust, and while Jews are being murdered elsewhere in Europe for being Jews, we have an anti-Semite as the leader of the Labour Party and her majesty’s opposition. That is why Jews feel so threatened by Mr Corbyn and those who support him.”
In July, the three main Jewish newspapers in the UK warned that Corbyn posed an “existential threat” to the Jewish community. Again this statement was ridiculed as being “hyperbole” and once again largely dismissed by Labour.
This most recent poll shows that Jews in Britain do indeed feel threatened by Her Majesty’s Opposition and in particular the man who leads it and Rabbi Sacks and the Jewish newspapers have had their comments validated.
Jews are clearly feeling threatened and we feel it is “absurd” and “offensive” that Labour dismisses Jewish concerns and disrespects their leaders.
It is time Labour dealt with its anti-Semitism problem. They must rid the party of all anti-Semites, including Corbyn.