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Extraordinary Jewish Chronicle Front Page Editorial Opposing Jeremy Corbyn

The Chronicle says that a vote for Corbyn is a vote for racism against Jews

|The Volokh Conspiracy |

To understand why the editorial below (you can read the text here) is so extraordinary, one needs to take into account three things: (1) For most of the party's history, British Jews voted in large majorities for the Labour Party; (2) The British Jewish community tends to be, collectively, quiet and reserved, to "keep its head down," so to speak, and not call attention to itself; and (3) the Jewish Chronicle is about as mainstream and staid a newspaper as there is.