Jewish Labour MP calls on Corbyn to resign immediately: ‘We have become the racist party’

Dec. 12, 2019

Jewish Labour MP Ruth Smeeth, who is expected to lose her seat to the Conservatives, tells Sky News that Jeremy Corbyn “should announce he is resigning as leader of the Labour Party from his count today. He should have gone many, many, many months ago.”

Criticizing Corbyn for his failure to address anti-Semitism in the party, she says “we have become the racist party, the nasty party because of the actions of our leader and the lack of actions of our leader.”

Smeeth says that new leadership must work to repair ties with the Jewish community.

“Everybody must make clear that Jews feel safe in the Labour party and they don’t at the moment.”