Jacqui Smith

Jacqui Smith allows in Hizbollah man

By Leon Symons, April 2, 2009

The Home Office has refused to act over the presence in the UK of a Hizbollah fighter and leader of a radical Muslim group, despite accepting that his presence was not conducive to the public good.

The president of the Board of Deputies, Henry Grunwald QC, wrote to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith last week about Lebanese-born Dyab Abou Jahjah, who fought for Hizbollah against Israel before moving to Belgium, where he started an organisation called the Arab European League that became involved in riots after the murder of a Moroccan schoolteacher.


Plea to let refugees remain

July 10, 2008

A coalition of Jewish groups has lobbied the Home Office over the deportation of Darfuri refugees to Khartoum, despite evidence that increasing numbers are being arrested and tortured.


Jacqui Smith praises the CST’s work

May 1, 2008

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith complimented the Community Security Trust on its work and productive cooperation with the Home Office when she visited the CST’s Hendon offices last week.

Ms Smith said she had been impressed by the trust’s security provision, training and recording of antisemitic incidents.

Gerald Ronson listens in as Jacqui Smith addresses CST supporters