A Labour Revolt Against Corbyn

(Wall Street Journal) Editorial - Seven members of the Labour opposition resigned from the party in protest over leader Jeremy Corbyn's tolerance for anti-Semitism. All seven have held senior party positions and hail from the centrist wing in charge during the Tony Blair era. All seven cited the excuse-making of Corbyn and his allies regarding abuse of Jewish members, spread of anti-Jewish tropes, and sympathy for anti-Israel terrorists. The number of such cases referred to the party for disciplinary proceedings has skyrocketed under Corbyn, yet last summer he resisted formalizing an internationally accepted definition of anti-Semitism in party rules. The willingness of the rebels to leave raises questions about why so many others are still working for Corbyn. The Labour rebels have performed a public service by doing what too many other politicians won't.

2019-02-19 00:00:00

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