MORE than 60 peers have taken out a full page advert in the Guardian to attack Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism today – telling him it’s no longer a safe place for Jews.
The group, including more than a dozen former ministers, said the Labour boss had “failed the test of leadership” over the ongoing anti-Semitism storm swirling around the party.
It heaps yet more pressure on Mr Corbyn whose party is being ripped apart by the racism scandal.
They said to him directly: “The Labour party welcomes everyone* irrespective of race, creed, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (*except, it seems, Jews).
“This is your legacy Mr Corbyn.”
The group is around a third of Labour’s members in the House of Lords.
“We are not asking if you are an antisemite,” the ad said.
“We are saying you are accountable as leader for allowing antisemitism to grow in our party and presiding over the most shaming period in Labour’s history.
“We cannot stay silent while younger, braver party workers and members speak out.
“You have failed to defend our party’s anti-racist values. You have therefore failed the test of leadership.”
A Labour party spokesman said Mr Corbyn and the party “stand in solidarity with Jewish people and are fully committed to the support, defence and celebration of the Jewish community.”
And they said the party was taking decisive action to stamp out anti-Jew hate in the party.
It comes just days after an explosive BBC documentary about anti-Semitism in the party and how it was handled.
Eight former staffers accused the leadership of getting involved in the complaints process.
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The party has strongly denied the claims and said they were made by disaffected staffers who “have always opposed Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership”.
It said they would be making a formal complaint to the BBC about the programme, which they said was “biased”.
Earlier this week more than 200 former and current Labour party staff challenged him to quit if he couldn’t get the issue under control.
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