A new poll on British voters shows that anti-Semitism in the Labour party is becoming a big issue for the UK public.
Some of the main outcomes of the poll revealed:
- 34% of British voters think Corbyn is himself anti-Semitic
- 60% believe that Corbyn has not dealt with anti-Semitism properly
- 24% think the Labour party is anti-Semitic
Shockingly, only four percent of the UK voting public think the Labour leader has been “very competent” in his handling of the situation. This clearly highlights that his party’s narrative of Corbyn being “anti-racist” and that the party has no problem with Jews is not working on the public.
Almost 40% of Labour’s potential voters said they were “much less likely” to vote for the party because of anti-Semitism.
The poll was carried out by YouGov and commissioned by the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) with the results being published in the Sunday Times. It comes out a day before seven members of Labour left the party, in part, because of anti-Semitism within the party.
A JLM spokesperson said: “These figures are deeply depressing. Hundreds of thousands of voters have made up their minds that Labour is a racist party that they can’t support.
“The leadership says it will take action. But when a Jewish Labour MP comes under vile attacks from Jew-haters, they support the people who have tormented her and too many others.
“Britain is not a racist country and the British people will never vote for a party they think is racist. We want a progressive government because we are progressive and this country desperately needs one.
“But to win an election and regain its moral standing as a truly anti-racist party, Labour’s leadership must urgently tackle the issue of antisemitism in its ranks.”