Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite, ex-chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks claims

MP Khalid Mahmood

MP Khalid Mahmood

Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of U.K. and The Commonwealth, blasted U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as "an anti-Semite" who supports "racists, terrorists and dealers of hate", adding that a speech the party leader gave five years ago was the "most offensive statement by a senior British politician since [Conservative parliament member] Enoch Powell's 1968 "Rivers of Blood" speech".

The peer said: 'Now, within living memory of the Holocaust, and while Jews are being murdered elsewhere in Europe for being Jews, we have an anti-Semite as the leader of the Labour Party and Her Majesty's Opposition.

He said: "I want to stand as the Labour candidate for Birkenhead but, if not, I will stand as the independent Labour candidate - and if the electorate doesn't want me then that is a very noble way to go". The leadership is doing nothing substantive to address this erosion of our core values.

'It saddens me to say that we are increasingly seen as a racist party.

The veteran Labour MP is due to meet with chief whip Nick Brown later on Friday, and suggested in the morning that his resigning the whip could trigger a by-election in his constituency if he is cannot sit as an independent Labour MP.

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A second Labour MP has warned he could quit over Jeremy Corbyn's handling of anti-Semitism.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "I understand that his constituency party membership has been giving him an incredibly hard time, which is unforgivable and reminds me vividly of the Eighties, when I was involved as a member of the national executive committee in dealing with these people, particularly from Merseyside".

Field had been facing the possible threat of deselection, and recently narrowly lost a no-confidence vote in his local party.

Field said he plans to remain in Parliament as an independent.

Mr Field has faced criticism from within the party over his stance on Brexit after he backed the Government in a vote to prevent joining a post-EU customs union.

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Talking to Julia Hartley-Brewer on talkRADIO, Chilton said: "If Labour were to adopt their [People's Vote] policy we would really be in severe trouble in many of those leave constituency because, quite frankly, the British people don't like being told what to do and they don't like being told they're wrong, if Labour does that it will change the effect of the ballot box". This issue compels me to resign the whip.

Jeremy Corbyn is determined to tackle anti-Semitism within the Labour Party and in wider society'. I will argue on that basis that I have a right to remain a member of the party.

The party's deputy leader, Tom Watson, said his decision was a "serious loss" that "reflects both the deep divisions in the party and the sense of drift engulfing us".

Mike Gapes, the Labour MP for Ilford South, said he is "agonising" over whether to stay on in the wake of Frank Field's resignation on Thursday. "We can not afford to lose people of such weight and stature".

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