Courtesy of JTA Yosef David says his Brexit Party is a "safe and friendly place" for Jews despite racism allegations.

Courtesy of JTA

Yosef David says his Brexit Party is a "safe and friendly place" for Jews despite racism allegations.

 

(JTA) — Yosef David is not running for just any seat in Parliament; he is seeking to unseat Jeremy Corbyn in the general election on Dec. 12.  He would need a miracle to succeed.

David registered as a candidate of the right-wing Brexit Party for the Islington North constituency in London. In 2017, Corbyn, the Labour Party’s leader, won the district with 73 percent of the vote. Only 0.8 percent went to UKIP, the party from which the Brexit Party splintered off.

Labour has won in Islington North in every election since 1937. David acknowledges that he’s probably no match for Corbyn.

So why run?

In an interview with the Jewish News, David said it was a way of “highlighting the impact of the anti-Semitism epidemic in the Labour Party on the

community.”

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