The future of the Democratic Party? UK Labour Party split driven by anti-semitism
Updated: Feb 20, 2019
There are also issues with Labour's approach to Brexit too, however the anti-semitic factor is interesting. There is ethnic tension between the centuries established British Jewish community and the influx of (mostly) new muslim imigrants who have come to Britain. To a lesser degree that factor is in play here as well. It is likely to become a bigger factor particularly in the Democratic Party in the years ahead.
Berger, the MP for Liverpool Wavertree, said it had been a “difficult, painful but necessary decision” for them all, before criticising Labour for becoming “sickeningly institutionally racist”.
The Jewish MP, who is heavily pregnant and has been subject to antisemitic abuse, said she had become “embarrassed and ashamed” to be in the Labour party because of its failure to tackle antisemitism in its ranks.
“I am leaving behind a culture of bullying, bigotry and intimidation. I look forward to a future serving with colleagues who respect each other,” she said.