Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn is the current leader of the British Labour party and the opposition leader since 2015. Corbyn was born in Chippenham and was raise in Shropshire and Wiltshire. Before pursuing his career as a left-wing political activist, he attended a grammar school in Shropshire and a technical college in North London. He was a Trade Union Representative while living in London and in 1983, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Islington North. Jewish leaders criticized Corbyn for not recognizing antisemitism. Recently, Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, had a heated argument in the House of Commons over the same antisemitism issue. Both of them demanded apologies for racism in their respective parties. In 2018, Jeremy Corbyn called for the resignation of Amber Rudd, a member of the conservative party and the British Secretary of State for Work and Pension, because of the Windrush scandal.

Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer attend a general election campaign meeting in Harlow, Britain Novembe
Labour leader Keir Starmer has to work with Corbyn allies, win back Jews

With the far-left anti-Israel campaigner Corbyn at its helm, Labour was fractured by multiple scandals and lost the support and confidence of a large portion of the country’s Jewish population.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn
Labour report blames Corbyn’s rivals for flawed response to antisemitism

Several Jewish community leaders, including former chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks, have accused Corbyn personally of being an antisemite.

New Labour Party leader Keir Starmer
What does Starmer's election as Labour leader mean for British Jewry?

Jewish MPs were hounded from their party, and some Jewish families contemplated leaving the country if Corbyn won the December 2019 election. It is natural to feel relief that Corbyn has gone.

Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer attend a general election campaign meeting in Harlow, Britain Novembe
UK Labour’s new leader better than Corbyn, but that’s a low bar - analysis

Starmer ran as a unifier. But he can't cure the party of antisemitism if he won't identify where the disease is coming from.

Sanders: The US’s Corbyn test
Sanders: The US’s Corbyn test

To paraphrase Corbyn, under a Sanders presidency, the US’s warm relationship with Israel could come to an end. It remains to be seen if the US passes its Corbyn test.

Rebecca Long-Bailey
Labour Party on hold while seek to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader

The race to choose Labour's next leader is on, but the process is a long, drawn out one.

Opinion: Labour Party is in decline, here's why

“The Labor Party has reached a shameful post-Zionist end,” so what is going on and why?

How well can British Labour candidates tackle antisemitism in the party?

Corbyn remains highly popular among the membership; a recent YouGov poll found him to be the members’ most popular Labour leader in the last century.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn
What’s next for the UK’s Labour Party?

In December, the British people delivered their verdict: a devastating rejection of Corbyn, his hard-left agenda and antisemitism.

John Bercow
John Bercow says antisemitism is a conservative issue, not a Labour one

When Bercow asked if that was because he was Jewish or working class, the lawmaker responded “both.”

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