Anti-Semitism

The only way to solve Labour’s anti-Semitism problem

17 July 2019 14:43

‘The Labour Party welcomes everyone* irrespective of race, creed, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (except, it seems, Jews)’. So…

The probe into Labour’s anti-Semitism gives hope to Britain’s Jews

5 June 2019 10:11

The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s announcement last week that it is to formally investigate Labour over anti-Jewish racism is an hour…

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem is losing its power to shock

14 May 2019 12:09

A Labour activist – since elected a councillor – sharing neo-Nazi material declaring that ‘the Jews declared war on Germany…

Is New Zealand really such a tolerant country?

29 March 2019 12:39

For years, New Zealand has been talked of as a beacon of liberalism, a country that other democracies including Britain…

The Spectator Podcast: the surrealism of Brexit, three years on

15 March 2019 15:56

In Salvador Dalí’s Persistence of Memory, several clocks are melting away in a surreal desert scene where a distorted horse-like creature…

Labour and the banality of anti-Semitism

6 February 2019 17:56

Is there a name for the moment something objectionable becomes so mainstream that those responsible can solemnly lament it as…

Why I spoke out about Labour’s anti-Semitism shame

23 January 2019 16:58

If you told me this time last year that, come January 2019, I’d be standing in Parliament, addressing a room…

Labour MPs are conferring legitimacy on anti-Semitism

9 September 2018 11:10

Former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has been roughed up enough lately and I am loath to add to the calumnies…

Why Britain’s Jews look to France with fear

6 September 2018 11:51

The Jewish New Year begins on Sunday and to mark the festival of Rosh Hashanah, Emmanuel Macron visited the Grand…

Labour NEC results: when will Corbyn’s opponents accept it’s over?

3 September 2018 17:40

It is quite clear what today’s NEC results mean for the Corbynites in the Labour Party: they’ve consolidated their control…

Anti-Semitism and the far left: a brief history

31 August 2018 16:51

Why does Jeremy Corbyn show such disdain for the mainstream Jewish community? Why does he prefer to associate with terrorist…

The shameful double standards of the Corbyn crew

16 August 2018 16:57

Imagine if there existed a photograph of Boris Johnson next to a man whose associates subsequently axed to death four…

Jeremy Corbyn’s not an anti-Semite, he’s just very unlucky

15 August 2018 13:41

Can you be sure, dear reader, you haven’t inadvertently indulged lately in a spot of Holocaust denial? A little light…

The old left and the new anti-Semitism

8 August 2018 14:18

This  is the English version of a piece of mine that was first published in DIE WELT on 4 August…

Jeremy Corbyn and the cynical tactics of the left

7 August 2018 17:05

It is August, so perhaps it is inevitable that parts of the left are getting somewhat over-heated. But it can’t…

The Labour party is no longer a place for a Jew

3 August 2018 12:53

As I’m writing this, I can’t stop thinking about my sixteen year old self: a naïve, optimistic teenager who had…

Has Jeremy Corbyn got anything he wants to tell us?

31 July 2018 18:40

Labour’s anti-Semitism row reached boiling point this week thanks to a leaked recording from a meeting of the party’s National…

Is it wrong to criticise Israel?

27 July 2018 10:54

The Labour Party’s tangles over anti-Semitism and Zionism raise basic questions about Western values that are routinely ignored. But sometimes…

It isn’t anti-Semitic to say the creation of Israel was a mistake

23 July 2018 11:56

You don’t have to read too much of the tweets and other comments directed at Margaret Hodge and other Jewish…

Sunday Shows Roundup: Dominic Raab – Brexit deal should be agreed ‘in October’

22 July 2018 16:54

The House of Commons breaks for recess on Tuesday, and accordingly the Sunday shows will be taking a break. For…