Louise Ellman quits Labour party after accusing Jeremy Corbyn of being a ‘danger to Britain’.

LABOUR'S Louise Ellman has quit the party, accusing Labour leader Jeremny Corbyn of being a "danger to Britain."

The MP for Liverpool Riverside cited concerns over "growing antisemitism" under the party leader, quitting after 55 years.

 The MP has quit after over a half a year in the labour party

The MP has quit after over a half a year in the labour partyCredit: Rex Features

In her resignation letter she said the decision to leave was "truly agonising" and that she won't be joining another party.

Speaking to The Times, 73-year-old Ellman said she had been "deeply troubled for a long time."

She added: "There is certainly a possibility, if not a likelihood, that Jeremy Corbyn could become prime minister.

"In that situation I do not wish to stand as a Labour MP, asking people to vote for Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister. So I have come to the conclusion that I have to resign."

Ellman, who is Jewish, also accused Corbyn of being a "danger to Britain" and a danger to the UK's Jewish community.

Speaking in her resignation letter, she accused Labour under Corbyn of "allowing antisemitism to flourish."

She added: "Jeremy Corbyn's seeming tolerance of anti-semitism would embolden racists, poison our public debate and damage the social cohesion of our country."

Corbyn’s leadership has been dogged by an ongoing row over anti-Semitism among activists and officials.

She is the second female Jewish Labour MP to leave in just eight months, following Luciana Berger.

It comes as Corbyn was branded a "sanctimonious hypocrite" yesterday for calling for a racism clampdown in football - while Labour is probed for antisemitism.

Mr Corbyn tweeted that the European football body “needs to do far more to tackle this kind of abuse”.

But ex-Labour MP Ian Austin was enraged by Mr Corbyn and accused him of allowing the Labour Party to be "poisoned by racism”.

Labour is currently being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission over the party's handling of anti-Jewish behaviour in its members.

 Louise Ellman's resignation letter focused on the issue of anti-antisemitism in the Labour party

Louise Ellman's resignation letter focused on the issue of anti-antisemitism in the Labour partyCredit: twitter

 Corbyn’s leadership has been dogged by an ongoing row over anti-Semitism among activists and officials

Corbyn’s leadership has been dogged by an ongoing row over anti-Semitism among activists and officialsCredit: AFP or licensors


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