Former UK PM Brown Blasts Labour Party for Antisemitism


Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown blasted his own party for antisemitism on Sunday, saying, “To fail to act against the abuses we have witnessed runs counter to the very principles of the Labour Party we joined."

“To the Jewish community, we promised ‘never again,’" he said. "We promised that the crimes of hatred, discrimination, and persecution would never recur."

"But at a time when attacks on Jewish schools have risen 100 percent, attacks on or near Jewish synagogues 400 percent, and attacks are carried out on social media thousands of times over, we have not lived up to that promise," he asserted.

Led by Israel-hating antisemite Jeremy Corbyn, Labour has waged a relentless campaign of hate against British Jews, accusing them of being foreign to Britain, defending antisemitic artwork, and honoring Palestinian terrorists.

Brown said that Labour owes the Jewish community “an unqualified apology" and added, “We cannot go on ignoring the consequences of the upsurge in hate and hate speech, all too often in the form of sinister, anonymous, and untraceable internet trolling."

“Opposing antisemitism and every manifestation of racism goes to the heart of who we are and what we stand for as Labour,” he asserted.

“It’s about the moral soul of a party, whose most basic goal is a commitment to equality for all — not just for some who suffer oppression — but everyone," he said.

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