LONDON (AP) – More than 60 Labour Party members of Britain’s House of Lords have taken out a newspaper advertisement accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing a “toxic culture” by allowing anti-Semitism to fester in the party.
The full-page ad in Wednesday’s Guardian newspaper accuses Corbyn of “allowing anti-Semitism to grow in our party and presiding over the most shaming period in Labour’s history.” It says he has “failed the test of leadership.”
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Signatories include Peter Hain, John Reid and Peter Mandelson – all ministers in previous Labour governments – along with public figures including broadcaster Joan Bakewell and scientist Robert Winston.
Labour has been riven by allegations that it is hostile toward Jews since left-winger Corbyn, a longtime supporter of the Palestinians, became leader in 2015.
He denies the party is anti-Semitic.