Scottish Jews experienced almost as many antisemitic incidents in one month last year as in the whole of 2013, prompting some to consider leaving the country.
The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) put the spike down to the conflict in Gaza last summer, reporting that it led to “unprecedented expressions of fear, anxiety, insecurity, and alienation.”
Leading clothes retailer Boden has denied any association between the design of one of its T-shirts and the flag of the British Union of Fascists.
Customer Jill Terezanski, who is Jewish, complained to the company that a striped red and white boy’s T-shirt featuring a blue lightning bolt bore a resemblance to the logo of the far-right group founded by Oswald Mosley in 1932.
Former Cabinet minister Lord Young has been made a Companion of Honour by the Queen for public service. The peer, who served under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s and as an adviser to David Cameron, received the award from Prince Charles at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.