Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Let Kaufman be the last, say MPs

    MPs have urged the Labour Party to tackle the issue of offensive comments made by MPs, following Sir Gerald Kaufman's "the Jews again" comment last week.

    John Mann MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, has written to Labour leader Ed Miliband, Parliamentary Labour Party chair Tony Lloyd and the party's chief whip to ask what will be done to stop future remarks.

    During a parliamentary debate last week, Sir Gerald muttered "here we are, the Jews again" to a backbench colleague as pro-Israel MP Louise Ellman rose to speak.

    Having originally said he "could not remember" if he made the comment, Sir Gerald later said: "I regret if any remarks I made in the chamber caused offence. If they did, I apologise."

    Officials in Sir Gerald's Manchester Gorton constituency were unconcerned. His election agent, Martin Rathfelder, said: "Nobody in Gorton gives a toss about what Gerald Kaufman said in parliament."

    Mr Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, said: "Parliamentarians must set clear lines of acceptable discourse as a marker for the country, and MPs must take responsibility in their own parties for sorting out such issues."

    Conservative MP for Hendon, Matthew Offord, who overheard Sir Gerald's comment, raised the issue with Speaker John Bercow.

Uk News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
Leaders

The JC leader: On Corbyn, and on Arkush

The JC Leader

Friday, January 20, 2017

The JC leader: On Corbyn, and on Arkush
Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
World

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message

Daniel Sugarman

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message
Education features

Allegations of anti-Semitism Oxford University Labour Club

Baroness Jan Royall

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Allegations of anti-Semitism Oxford University Labour Club
Uk News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
Uk News

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU event

Daniel Sugarman

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU event
Uk News

Anti-Israel conference faces delay

Lee Harpin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anti-Israel conference faces delay
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity