Austin’s attack on the Labour leader came on the same day a damning front-page editorial in the UK-based newspaper the Jewish Chronicle called Corbyn a “racist” and urged non-Jewish Britons to think carefully before casting their vote in the election.
“If this man is chosen as our next prime minister, the message will be stark: that our dismay that he could ever be elevated to a prominent role in British politics, and our fears of where that will lead, are irrelevant,” read the article, published today but dated November 8.
“We believe that the overwhelming majority of British people abhor racism. We ask only that, when you cast your vote, you act on that.”
Austin, once an aide of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, quit the Labour Party earlier this year citing the party’s failure to tackle anti-semitism.
“It has really come to something when someone like me says traditional decent patriotic Labour voters should vote for Boris Johnson and the…