Ninth lawmaker quits Britain’s opposition Labour Party

Ninth lawmaker quits Britain’s opposition Labour Party

British lawmaker Ian Austin resigned from the opposition Labour Party on Friday, the ninth person to do so this week. Austin said he was appalled at the treatment of Jewish lawmakers who had taken a stand against anti-Semitism. A Labour lawmaker since 2005, Austin supports PM Theresa May’s Brexit deal and is not in favor of holding a second referendum.

Undercover Genius
Undercover Genius 1 year

My biggest concern of all of this is that criticism of Israel is now falling under the blanket of anti semitism. We have to retain the ability to criticise any regime or country, regardless of the word 'racism' being thrown around by those with no real understanding of the facts.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

This looks like the start of a big shakeup in British politics. The current system of party leadership selection is obviously flawed. Party politics wherein the elected members of the party are forced to agree with policies they disagree with results in messes like this.

IIZard 1 year

Their title is MP not lawmaker

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