The Labor Party election campaign suffered another blow when former Home Secretary David Blunkett said that "anti-Semitism" and "banditry" of the party "despaired" him.

Lord Blunkett, a 28-year-old MP and Labor Party member in the upper house, said the probability of Jeremy Corbyn getting the majority was "extraordinarily slim".

But he urged the party's moderates to "stay and fight" to ensure that the "voice of reason" prevails, as a result of Deputy Leader Tom Watson's decision to step down.

The former government minister and party chairman made these comments after a deadly week for the party that saw two of its former MPs urging voters to support the Conservatives.

Ian Austin and John Woodcock said they would support the Conservatives because they did not believe Mr. Corbyn was fit to be in 10th place.

And on Friday, Lady Margaret Hodge – one of the most prominent Jewish personalities in the labor world – refused to approve the opposition leader as prime minister.

Write in the TelegraphLord Blunkett said: "The behavior of the extreme left within the Labor Party – anti-Semitism, violence, irrational views on security and international issues, and lack of awareness of the fact that you have to to accept a big tent of people to win, it certainly despairs me.

"But it also greatly reduces the chances of a total majority of workers in these general elections. The current political landscape is completely different from what the extreme left would have you believe.

"We are in a situation here in 1983, not in 2017 – with not only the Liberal Democrats and Greens, but also the Brexit Party, the Tories and the SNP, all competing earnestly for traditional Labor Party votes."

In the 1983 election, Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party won a significant majority after the division of votes for the opposition between the Labor Party and the Liberal Alliance / SDP.

His intervention comes after the resignation of another Labor candidate after allegedly making an anti-Semitic remark.

Gideon Bull, a potential parliamentary candidate for Clacton, apologized after a Jewish advisor complained of referring to "Shylock" – the Jewish lender in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson was targeted after hinting that his agreement on Brexit was a "very good plan" for Northern Ireland, as he would retain access to the EU's single market. EU and preserve freedom of movement.

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