Politics

Education specialist Alison Wolf nominated as new peer

By JCReporter, October 21, 2014

Education expert Professor Alison Wolf has been named as one of several public figures to have been nominated for a peerage.

Prof Wolf, who specialises in vocational education and training, and is professor of public sector management at King’s College London, will sit as a crossbench peer.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ukip's far-right Euro partner attacks 'Holocaust industry'

By Nissan Tzur, October 21, 2014

Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group has recruited an MEP from the Congress of the New Right, whose leader, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, uses racial slurs and questions the Holocaust.

In a recent interview with the JC, Korwin-Mikke said that Jews’ efforts to win back property stolen during the Second World War often amounted to a “Holocaust industry”.

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Tories promise crackdown on extremists

By Naomi Firsht, September 30, 2014

Neo-Nazi groups will face a television and social media ban if the Conservatives are re-elected in 2015, according to plans expected to be announced today by Home Secretary Theresa May.

She is due to address the Conservative party conference in Birmingham about new measures as part of a crackdown on extremism.

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Columnist claims Ed Miliband believes hostility towards him is fuelled by antisemitism

By Naomi Firsht, September 23, 2014

Ed Miliband believes antisemitism may be behind some of the hostility towards him, a leading journalist has claimed.

Columnist Rachel Sylvester wrote in The Times that, although Mr Miliband may well be the most English Labour leader for the past 40 years, he privately believes many people see him as an “outsider” and “strange” because of his Jewish heritage.

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Theresa May pledges to tackle shocking rise in antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, September 10, 2014

The government is committed to tackling the rise of antisemitism in Britain and is working to support the Jewish community in combatting it, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

“It is truly shocking the extent to which we’ve seen antisemitism – verbal, physical, online – in recent weeks. This is not something that should be tolerated,” Mrs May said.

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Gail Rebuck nominated as a peer by Ed Miliband

By JC Reporter, August 8, 2014

Publisher Gail Rebuck is one of 22 new working peers announced by Downing Street today.

Dame Gail, the chairman of Penguin Random House, was nominated by Labour leader Ed Miliband.

He said she would be an asset to the House of Lords.

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Prescott condemned over Gaza 'concentration camp' description

By Marcus Dysch, July 31, 2014

Lord Prescott's description of Gaza as a "concentration camp" has been condemned on all sides of the political spectrum.

The former Deputy Prime Minister also wrote in his Sunday Mirror column that it was impossible not to view Israel's actions in Gaza as war crimes and compared the Israelis to Nazis.

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The Gaza split

By Simon Rocker, July 24, 2014

The rising death toll in Gaza has led to a political split in the UK with David Cameron's staunch support of Israel's right to self-defence in stark contrast to criticism from Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg.

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Meet the J-team behind Miliband

By Marcus Dysch, July 18, 2014

He is the first to admit he is not a religious man, but there have undoubtedly been Jewish influences that have steered Ed Miliband's politics and ideology. And they are growing.

The Labour leader's philosophy has been shaped partly by Jewish intellectuals, none more so than his late father, Ralph, and his deepening interest in his family's past.

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Meet the peer who is trying to turn Labour blue

By Robert Philpot, July 18, 2014

Labour's National Policy Forum meets in Milton Keynes this weekend, its last before the general election. It thus marks a crucial staging post in the development of Labour's manifesto.

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