British Politician Frank Field

British Labour MP Frank Field quit the party’s whip on Thursday over the ongoing antisemitism crisis surrounding its far-left leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

In his resignation letter, the 76-year-old representative of Birkenhead called Corbyn “a force for antisemitism in British politics.”

“It saddens me to say that we are increasingly seen as a racist party,” Field said.

A Labour spokesperson said, “Jeremy Corbyn thanks Frank Field for his service to the Labour Party.”

Gideon Falter, chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism, stated: “It is very sad that after almost 40 years as a Labour MP, Frank Field felt morally compelled to resign the Labour whip because the party that was fiercely anti-racist when he joined it has now become infested with antisemitism. It is inevitable that if a political party is led by an antisemite who lets Jew-hatred run rampant, people of conscience will leave. The indications are that others may now follow where Frank Field has led.”

Watch Field speak about his decision in a Sky News interview:

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