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A Jewish Labour MP has quit the party after more than 50 years because she thinks Jeremy Corbyn would be “a danger to the country” if he became prime minister.

Dame Louise Ellman said she had also concluded that Corbyn would be a “danger to the Jewish community” given the “growth of anti-Semitism” in the party since he was elected leader.

Ellman, 73, told the Times: “There is certainly a possibility, if not a likelihood, that Jeremy Corbyn could become prime minister, and this means I’ve had to face taking a decision.

“I believe that Jeremy Corbyn would be a danger to the country, a danger to the Jewish community as well, but a danger to the country too.

“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.” Read more

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