Posted on Oct 31, 2019
A senior British Rabbi has sensationally urged his congregation to vote for whichever party is 'most likely to defeat Labour' as he said a 'Corbyn-led government would pose a danger to Jewish life as we know it'.
It came on the day Jeremy Corbyn launched his election campaign by announcing he would delay Brexit for at least six months in order to hold a second referendum, and refused to rule out backing Remain.
The Labour leader also effectively declared class war by vowing to tackle 'corrupt' business and ramp up public spending.
Rabbi Jonathan Romain wrote to 823 families who attend his Maidenhead synagogue and said previously 'never have I dreamt of suggesting which way one should vote' but 'this election is different'.
Rabbi Romain said the 'problem is not the Labour Party itself... but the problem is Jeremy Corbyn' as he attacked the Labour leader's handling of the party's anti-Semitism crisis.
'I am therefore suggesting we should each put aside all other considerations and vote for whichever party is most likely to defeat Labour in whatever constituency we are in - even if we would never normally vote for that party,' he wrote.
Rabbi Romain said that 'if you, too, think that a Corbyn-led government would pose a danger to Jewish life as we know it... then you may wish to vote to ensure Labour does not gain your local seat'.
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