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Enslaved by prejudiced history

By Geoffrey Alderman, May 19, 2016

Among the roll-call of Labour party members who have been suspended for alleged antisemitic comments one name stands out. It's not Ken Livingstone. Or Bradford West MP Naz Shah. Or any of the local-government councillors on the list (most of whom appear to be of the Muslim faith).

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Boris is far from alone

By Melanie Phillips, May 19, 2016

Boris Johnson got into trouble last week with a historical reference.He said Napoleon, Hitler and others had tried to unify Europe; the EU was trying to do the same by different methods.

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How I could have cleaned up and lost it all

By Peter Rosengard, May 12, 2016

Saturday

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Inquiry will conclude in silence

By Geoffrey Alderman, May 12, 2016

In the wake of scandals involving alleged antisemitic statements said to have been uttered by sundry Labour stalwarts, Jeremy Corbyn has announced the establishment of an "internal inquiry" into these matters.

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Move out, we can't move up

By Miriam Shaviv, May 12, 2016

Every few years, a story appears about Charedim from Hackney looking to set up a new community in a cheaper, less crowded area. This April they were moving to Canvey Island in Essex. Last year Hemel Hempstead, and before that, Milton Keynes.

So far, none of the plans has come to fruition.

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The real Opposition problem

By Geoffrey Alderman, May 5, 2016

So now we all know that the Labour party - "Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition" - has a Jewish problem. Or rather, a problem with Jews. Not just with Israel. Nor with Zionists. But with Jews.

I can tell you, as someone who has devoted practically his life to the study of British politics, that all mainstream parties in the UK have, at one time or another, had a problem with Jews.

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Have I got Jews for you!

By David Aaronovitch, May 5, 2016

Last weekend, as Ken Livingstone was doing the rounds of the broadcasting studios and battle was joined over the question of Hitler the Unexpected Zionist, my online world was invaded by the Asajews.

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Honour of being a Zionist

By Oliver Kamm, April 27, 2016

The truth is, as those who know me well understand, I've always been a strong campaigner against racism and fascism in all its forms," wrote Malia Bouattia, newly elected president of the National Union of Students, in The Guardian last week.

Why would anyone preface their political opinions with a declaration that they're opposed to racism?

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Views on Jews are often skewed

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 27, 2016

On the face of it, the recent poll of contemporary British Muslim attitudes makes for grim reading.

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Illegality and intemperance

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 21, 2016

On April 3, the Independent on Sunday ran a lurid story headlined Illegal Jewish schools: Government knew about council faith school cover-up as thousands of pupils 'disappeared'.

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