Jeremy Corbyn branded ‘unfit’ to be PM by Jewish Labour Movement

Jeremy Corbyn branded ‘unfit’ to be PM by Jewish Labour movement

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) has said it has no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn's leadership following the anti-semitism allegations in the party.

The no confidence vote was passed "overwhelmingly" at JLM's annual general meeting, with the group labelling Mr Corbyn "unfit" to be prime minister.

Labour insisted Mr Corbyn was "fully committed to the support, defence and celebration of the Jewish community".

At the JLM meeting a motion noting the "crisis of anti-semitism" within the party since Mr Corbyn's election as leader was passed "almost unanimously".

The JLM motion concludes that "the blame for both the crisis of anti-semitism within the Labour Party and the party's failure to deal with it... ultimately rests with Jeremy Corbyn".

It added that "Jeremy Corbyn is therefore unfit to be prime minister" and "a Labour government led by him would not be in the interest of British Jews".

Watch: Holocaust Educational Trust's Karen Pollock speaking to Julia. 

Karen Pollock, the chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust has said that there is “a real sense of despair” about the party’s handling of anti-semitism allegations.

She told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer: “The Jewish community has never taken a stand against any political party except the BNP.”

“For the Jewish Labour Movement to have this vote of no confidence and it to be overwhelmingly passed I think it says something for where we are now,” she added.

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