Marcus Dysch

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Marcus Dysch
Registered: 10 July 2008
Location: Edgware
JC Political Correspondent and Assistant News Editor

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Displaying a tartan kippah won't stop this hatred. Scottish politicians must act now

By Marcus Dysch, August 25, 2016

Chanan Reitblat's name lives long in my memory.

This week marks exactly five years since he explained to me how he had been "humiliated" when a fellow student at St Andrews University forced his way into a university dorm, rubbed his genitals and proceeded to wipe his hands on Chanan's Israeli flag pinned to the bedroom wall.

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CST backs anti-hate unit

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2016

The Community Security Trust has welcomed plans for a new team of specialist police officers to target antisemitic trolls on the internet.

The £1.7 million London unit will be run by the Metropolitan Police and is backed by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.

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Who are going to be our champions at Westminster now?

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2016

Gold may be the colour we have all been focusing on this week with Team GB's successes in Rio, but a couple of bronzes really got me thinking.

Two leading Jewish figures in Labour's mayoral candidate selections in Liverpool and Manchester went largely unnoticed last week.

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Fury at peerage for Chakrabarti

By Marcus Dysch, August 11, 2016

Jewish Groups have reacted furiously to the announcement that Shami Chakrabarti is to be elevated to the House of Lords.

Ms Chakrabarti, who led the investigation into allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party earlier this summer, was awarded a peerage by Jeremy Corbyn in last week's resignation honours, following David Cameron's departure as Prime Minister.

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No more holding back. This was the final straw

By Marcus Dysch, August 11, 2016

"This is it. Stand up and be counted."

In eight words, Labour peer Parry Mitchell succinctly summed up on Tuesday morning why he will leave the party next month if Jeremy Corbyn remains leader.

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Now spotlight turns on Milne

By Marcus Dysch, August 11, 2016

The lanky man weaving between tables of coffee-drinking MPs goes largely unnoticed, but as Jeremy Corbyn's chief spin doctor, Seumas Milne is a man of real significance.

As executive director of strategy and communications, he is widely seen as the leading general in Mr Corbyn's team.

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Anger as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hands Shami Chakrabarti a peerage

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti, who led an investigation into allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party, has accepted a peerage from Jeremy Corbyn.

She was nominated by the Labour leader and is elevated to the House of Lords just five weeks after completing her inquiry.

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The American way? Not for us

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2016

Picture the scene: It's Tuesday, October 4, and we are in Symphony Hall at Birmingham's International Convention Centre.

Stage lights are flashing and a Taylor Swift song is booming across the auditorium on the penultimate day of the Conservative Party annual conference.

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A shameful episode

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2016

You might be tempted to ask what all the fuss was about.

Baroness Royall's full report into the antisemitism among Oxford University Labour Club members confirms that students were involved in "antisemitic behaviour".

She uncovered examples of Labour students engaging in Jew-hate and of Jewish students being "ridiculed".

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Antisemitic incidents rise by 62% in London

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2016

Antisemitic incidents across Britain increased by 11 per cent in the first six months of this year, with a shocking 62 per cent rise in London.

Figures published in a report by the Community Security Trust show that between January and the end of June there were 557 reported incidents, up from 500 in the first six months of 2015.

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Baroness Royall report reveals Oxford Labour students engaged in antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, August 3, 2016

The JC has obtained Baroness Royall’s full report into allegations of antisemitism among Labour-supporting students at Oxford University.

It finds that members of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) did engage in antisemitic acts.

"There have been some incidents of antisemitic behaviour," Baroness Royall writes.

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Upheaval, but how much has really changed?

By Marcus Dysch, July 28, 2016

With the foul-mouthed spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker as its central character, the TV satire series, The Thick of It, scooped up awards by the bucket-load.

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Corbyn ignored my antisemitism warnings, says insider

By Marcus Dysch, July 28, 2016

Sitting in his room in Parliament's Norman Shaw building, home to the suite of offices assigned to the Leader of the Opposition and his team, political adviser Harry Fletcher speaks calmly and softly.

His tone and patience belie the chaos in the corridors outside, where Labour leaders and MPs are embroiled in one of the most tumultuous episodes in the party's history.

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Golders Green security alert over 'abandoned vehicle'

By Marcus Dysch, July 25, 2016

Golders Green underground station was closed for around an hour and the surrounding area cordoned off by police due to an abandoned vehicle this morning.

Commuters and pedestrians had filled the streets around the station, which was closed at around 8.30am.

At around 9am police moved people away from the area, before lifting the security cordon at 9.30am.

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Concern as Alan Duncan gets FCO post

By Marcus Dysch, July 21, 2016

Theresa May's cabinet has fewer Jewish ministers than any government for a decade, but the appointment of a number of key ministers will draw the interest of the community.

Sir Alan Duncan's new role as a Foreign Office minister was attacked by Labour MP Louise Ellman at a Board of Deputies meeting on Sunday.

Mrs Ellman said Sir Alan had, in October 2014, referred to the United States being

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