The UK Labor Party has suffered another resounding resignation, a few days after the departure of its MPS. Ian Austin, Labor MP for Dudley North, accused the party of being anti-Semitism on Friday. “I am ashamed of the Labor Party under the direction of Jeremy Corbyn”, he wrote in article announcing his resignation on Friday.
“The party is harder on people who complain about anti-Semitism than anti-Semites,” said the 53-year-old MP, denouncing a “culture of extremism, anti-Semitism and intolerance.”
Austin, who is pro-Brexit, also said that “the hard left is now in control of the party.”
Eight Labor MPs announced their departure mid-week, denouncing both the party’s management of Brexit and that of the anti-Semitism allegations against some of its members.
Jeremy Corbyn is accused of criticizing and opposing many of the accusations of anti-semitism among party members.
At the beginning of August, he admitted that the party had a “real problem” of anti-Semitism, had been “too slow” to impose disciplinary sanctions in their cases and had stated that their priority was “restore confidence” in the party among the Jewish community. But for Luciana Berger, a Jewish MP who resigned this week, Labor is “institutionally anti-Semitic, in its processes, state of mind and behavior.”
Mr Corbyn’s position on Brexit is also much criticized by the resigning MPs who have decided to create an independent group in the Commons. Conservative MPs who resigned from their party.