No more hiding... Boris out of step

The Jewish Chronicle leader column, August 3 2018

August 02, 2018 11:45

No more hiding

Another week, another cascade of Labour antisemitism stories.

This newspaper has led the way in revealing many of these appalling incidents, and we will continue to do so.

There neither can nor should be any let-up. It is vital that pressure is maintained on the Labour leadership to act.

But, after an especially intense few weeks, it is time to take stock. After our publication this week of a recording of Peter Willsman ranting about Jews at the party’s National Executive Meeting, no one can ever again say they have never come across antisemitism in the Labour Party.

And the renewed focus on Jeremy Corbyn’s own behaviour, as chair of a “From Auschwitz to Gaza” meeting and in comments on his Press TV programme praising a convicted Hamas terrorist, has also ensured that the Labour leader cannot carry on with his pretence that he is a “militant opponent” of antisemitism.

There will be many more such revelations because there is so much more of this to come out. It has been the meat and drink of Mr Corbyn’s politics, and that of his allies, for decades.

The idea that they are or could ever become militant opponents of antisemitism is not so much ridiculous as a cynical lie. And for the vast majority of our community, that is a truth we will never forget.

Boris out of step

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has held a private meeting with Steve Bannon. The former Trump guru is a dangerous man and no mainstream politician should go near him. Mr Johnson should be ashamed of himself. 

August 02, 2018 11:45

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