Thursday, 30 August 2018

Senior Labour MP Frank Field resigns whip over anti-Semitism row



Frank Field has resigned the Labour whip, accusing the party leadership of becoming "a force for anti-Semitism in British politics".
 
The prominent backbencher said he was quitting to stand as an "independent Labour" MP because of a "series of attempts" by leader Jeremy Corbyn to deny previous statements were anti-Semitic.
 
 
Mr Field said soldiers fought in the Second World War to "banish these views" but that the Labour leadership was "doing nothing substantive" to address the "erosion of our core values".


He called on Labour to "regain its position as being the leading force against racism in this country".


Jeremy Corbyn previously said he was defending the ambassador in the comments





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