EXCLUSIVE PICS: Home Secretary and Communities Secretary drop in to Temple Fortune

Priti Patel and Robert Jenrick met local figures and police


After a week which saw a sixfold rise in antisemitic incidents, the government has moved to reassure the community. Earlier this week the Home Secretary and Communuties Secretary wrote an open letter addressing the weekend's events. Today, they have been in north London, sitting outside Daniel's Bakery in Temple Fortune.

The Ministers sat with Rabbi Josh Levy, Superintendent Louis Smith and other police and also walked around the area to hear first hand how the community has been affected by recent antisemitic incidents.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “This morning the Jewish community shared their powerful first-hand accounts of the appalling racism they have been subjected to in recent weeks.

“There is absolutely no place in the UK for it, and I am backing the police to take the toughest possible action against the vile individuals that are responsible.

“I am totally committed to ensuring that this remains a country where Jewish communities can thrive and where our Jewish friends and neighbours feel safe.”


Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said: “This morning I visited Finchley in north London to listen to members of the Jewish community about their concerns following the recent increase in antisemitic incidents. This racist behaviour has no place in our society and I was clear that the Government is doing everything it can to ensure they are protected, prosecute offenders and stamp out hatred.

“I was pleased to be joined by the police who talked about the action they are taking to tackle these disgusting incidents.”

This piece was edited to include quotes from the Home Secretary and Communities Secretary


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