Politics

John Bercow re-elected as House of Commons Speaker

By Rosa Doherty, May 18, 2015

John Bercow has been re-elected unopposed as Speaker of the House of Commons as MPs returned to Parliament after the election.

His appointment was the first act of the new Parliament before MPs are sworn in.

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Ex MP Lee Scott says antisemitic abuse cost him his seat

By Marcus Dysch, May 10, 2015

Ousted Conservative MP Lee Scott has said antisemitic abuse cost him his job in Parliament.

Mr Scott was beaten by Labour’s Wes Streeting in Ilford North, missing out by 589 votes.

During the campaign he was the target of death threats and anti-Jewish hatred.

He said there was “no question in my mind” that the attacks on him had contributed to his defeat.

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Review: The Audience (starring Kristin Scott Thomas)

By John Nathan, May 8, 2015

Is it me or is the decision by director Stephen Daldry to cast Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen in this revival of Peter Morgan's play an odd one? Facially, they couldn't be more different. Yet Scott Thomas makes up for being more beautiful than our monarch with a panoply of mannerisms and gestures that are spot-on.

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Congratulations you losers. You're free!

By Jeremy Brier, May 8, 2015

I've heard it said that not many people are sorry to say goodbye to Luton. But the night I drove away, at around 4am five years ago, there was a lump in my throat. I was leaving the count of the 2010 General Election where I had been roundly defeated in my first attempt to be elected to Parliament, following three years of street-pounding, door-knocking and after-dinner-speaking in Luton North.

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Shoah survivor's son taking on Hillary Clinton

By Robert Philpot, May 7, 2015

VSpoiler alert: Bernie Sanders, who last week became Hillary Clinton's first declared challenger, will not beat her to next year's Democrat presidential nomination.

But that does not make his quixotic campaign any less interesting: Mr Sanders is the first Jew to run for president since Senator Joe Lieberman's ill-fated bid in 2004.

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Jewish journalist claims he was ‘throttled’ and abused outside Respect rally

By Marcus Dysch, May 6, 2015

A Jewish journalist claims he was racially abused and assaulted outside a Respect party election rally in Bradford.

Ben Judah was in the city preparing a report for the Politico website when he says he was called a “****ing Jew” and ejected from the event.

The alleged incident, on Sunday, has been reported to police and the Community Security Trust.

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Nick Clegg on the Board of Deputies' Jewish Manifesto

By Rosa Doherty, April 30, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg have responded to the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifesto. See Nick Clegg’s video response here.

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David Cameron on the Board of Deputies' Jewish Manifesto

By Rosa Doherty, April 30, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg have responded to the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifesto. See David Cameron’s video response here.

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Fury over Tory candidate’s Miliband ‘the Jew’ Facebook post

By Marcus Dysch, April 27, 2015

A Conservative council candidate has been suspended by the party after she referred to Labour leader Ed Miliband as “the Jew”.

Gulzabeen Afsar is due to stand for the Tories in Derby’s local authority election next week.

In a Facebook status praising David Cameron’s leadership she told a friend she would never “drop that low and support the Al Yahud! Lol”.

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Israel is a red line for those of us who've gone Green

By Andree Frieze, April 26, 2015

Unintentionally, I found religion and politics at the same time. It was August 2012 and I joined the Green Party. The following month our family joined Kingston Liberal Synagogue so our sons could attend cheder to prepare for their barmitzvahs.

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