Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused by Jewish Chronicle of being racist

Less than 24 hours after Tom Watson said he would stand down as the party’s deputy leader and a lawmaker at the forthcoming December 12 election, former Labour minister Ian Austin made an extraordinary call for party supporters to vote for main rivals the Conservative Party, saying Corbyn was unfit to be prime minister.

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.

Writing in the regional newspaper the Express and Star, based in Wolverhampton, England, the lifelong Labour Party supporter said he must “do everything I can to stop Jeremy Corbyn from getting into power.”

“It has really come to something when someone like me says traditional decent patriotic Labour voters should vote for Boris Johnson and the…

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