September 12, 2019
Exactly one year ago, I took the painful decision to resign my membership of the Labour Party,writing to party general secretary Jennie Formby that the party had “deliberately and recklessly allowed antisemitism to emerge, and even more concerningly, flourish”.
I Quit Labour A Year Ago Over Anti-Semitism. Tell Me What’s Changed?
Aside from brief social media abuse and being told by a senior civil servant that the Jewish community were responsible for Brexit (riddle me that), the past year has overwhelmingly proven to me that I made the correct decision.
Since last September, we have seen the Labour Party re-admit Chris Williamson, be investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the election of a candidate in Peterborough who had endorsed anti-Semitic comments, revelations on BBC Panorama on the defunct internal systems, and the list goes on. 
It remains starkly clear to me that the politics of Jeremy Corbyn and the hard left are completely antithetical to decent, British values which drive the Labour movement. The Labour fight for social justice demands equal respect for all people, not just for those that the far-left agree with politically. My values have not changed, but the Labour Party continues to drift further and further awayWhat I said in my resignation letter, and so many have said since, remains true: My values have not changed, but the Labour Party continues to drift further and further away.
Yet the Jewish community seem to be small enough that the party, and sadly the public, can conveniently put our concerns on the back burner whilst they squabble about Brexit. Make no mistake, it will be the British Jewish community who will bear the brunt of the country’s discontent with current affairs. It is common knowledge that in times of political extremism, minority groups come to suffer the most, and Jewish history certainly has no shortage of evidence to this effect. 
While the public and the media debate whether anti-Semitism exists or not, whether Jewish people have the right to choose our own definition of racism against us – or even, as one Labour Party fringe put it “The Holocaust: Yes or no?” – the politicisation of anti-Jewish racism becomes just another line to be thrown across party benches. 
The few MPs who have taken a moral stand – most notably former Labour MPs Luciana Berger, Joan Ryan and Ian Austin, who all left the party over antisemitism – still face repeated abuse from their former parties for daring to speak out against a Party which by every measure has proven itself to be morally corrupt. Solidarity and support in any form from Labour MPs is always welcome, but it is actions, not words, that history will remember.How much abuse and hatred will the Jewish community have to take for politicians and voters to realise that turning a blind eye is no longer an option?Now, with predictions of an early General Election by the end of the year, it is time for others to take their stands. No longer can Labour members or MPs simply roll their eyes when the issue of antisemitism is raised and brush it off like a minor inconvenience. 
Will anti-racist party members knock on doors for a racist party? How much abuse and hatred will the Jewish community have to take for politicians and voters to realise that turning a blind eye is no longer an option?
The electorate must move past the stage of voting for Jeremy Corbyn simply because he’s not Boris Johnson, and take him to task not only on antisemitism, but a disastrous response to Brexit and a history of associations with extremist individuals.
With an election looming, there is no longer the luxury of simply hoping that Corbyn doesn’t get into Number Ten. Good, decent British people must play their part in making sure that the year to come does not become the year that Jewish people become unwelcome in the UK.
Hannah Rose is a former president of the Union of Jewish StudentsRelated... Why Boris Johnson Is Playing Fast And Loose With The Law Trump Sparks Anger With 'Never Forget' 9/11 Tweet Shops Who Sell Kids Energy Drinks Faced Anti-Terror Laws
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Hasan Minhaj, Kumail Nanjiani, Lulu Wang, Jon M. Chu, Ally Maki Join #Represent: Success Stories
May 30, 2020
wuCMpiZ5t6U
'Ramy' Creator Ramy Youssef on Season 2, Working With Mahershala Ali
May 29, 2020
TZk6RXM2OiI
Chris Evans Talks 'Defending Jacob' Season Finale
May 29, 2020
EJkYstFrquo
Bernice King, MLK's Daughter, Says There are Important Roles for Non-Protesters Too | TMZ
June 03, 2020
TOdZ9Y7WILo
'Tiger King' Jeff Lowe Says Carole Baskin's Getting Ghosts With Zoo | TMZ
June 03, 2020
wZ04cCTcraU
Kaley Cuoco Rejoices As She Eats At A Restaurant ‘For The First Time In Months’ | TMZ
June 02, 2020
fYYmNSYD1UY
Cole Sprouse speaks out about his arrest at LA protest | Page Six Celebrity News
June 03, 2020
U-tVVwrP0AU
Leah McSweeney of 'RHONY' shows NYC protests are as 'crazy as the news' | Page Six Celebrity News
June 03, 2020
M03kAbZfYSc
Kylie Jenner faked her way to billionaire status, Forbes says | Page Six Celebrity News
May 29, 2020
BCSYS0HFHG0
Did Blackout Tuesday Movement Miss the Point? | Daily Pop | E! News
June 03, 2020
tP2ze-bb0fg
James Corden Tears Up Talking With Emotional Reggie Watts | Daily Pop | E! News
June 03, 2020
-JD-qPck56U
Rihanna's Viral Dress Returns for Black Lives Matter | E! News
June 02, 2020
pDiticNP6Qs
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Inter Milan
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Manchester City
08
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Everton
08
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Betis - Real Madrid
08
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Genoa
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - West Ham United
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Sociedad
07
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Bournemouth
07
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Sevilla
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Barcelona
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
01
Mar
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolves
01
Mar
SPAIN: La Liga
Espanyol - Atletico Madrid
01
Mar
ITALY: Serie A
Cagliari - Roma
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Watford - Liverpool
29
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Torino
29
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Bournemouth - Chelsea
24
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - West Ham United
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Everton
23
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Watford
23
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Lecce
23
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Villarreal
22
Feb
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Real Madrid
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Fiorentina - AC Milan
22
Feb
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Manchester City
22
Feb
ITALY: Serie A
Spal - Juventus
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k tudKp5Vhs3k iwWHibhssSo kQr0XHPbICM 5NeCb7JxaRk
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.