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Sunday Times sacks antisemitic trope columnist

Kevin Myers will not write again for paper

    Kevin Myers
    Kevin Myers

    The Sunday Times has sacked Kevin Myers, the columnist who wrote in today's Irish edition of the paper that "Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price".

    ;Earlier today the editor of The Sunday Times, Martin Ivens, and the editor of the paper's Irish edition, Frank Fitzgibbon, apologised for the column.

    This afternoon the paper confirmed that Mr Myers would not be writing again.

    A spokesperson said: "Further to our earlier statement we can confirm that Kevin Myers will not write again for The Sunday Times Ireland. A printed apology will appear in next week’s paper.

    "The Sunday Times editor Martin Ivens has also apologised personally to Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz for these unacceptable comments both to Jewish people and to women in the workplace".

    Ms Feltz had earlier said: "I am absolutely horrified by this".
     

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