“The story of Passover teaches us that though wrong may triumph for a time, the arc of history always bends to the righteous.”
Plus: Gauke’s failure, UKIP chaos, Salmond’s Russia Today shame, Corbyn’s anti-semitism debacle…and an invitation if you live near Bath.
He is the laziest and most self-indulgent Leader of the Opposition in living memory.
The failure to confront anti-semitism within the Labour Party has led to a total breakdown of trust.
The revelation that [he] personally defended an antisemitic mural has compounded matters. It’s time we say, ‘Enough is enough!’
And Marr asks how it is possible that Corbyn didn’t look at an anti-semitic work which he was commenting on.
Prejudice against Israelis is often a gateway to prejudice against Jews in general, as seen in the spike of anti-Semitic incidents after the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.
The Labour leader is presiding over a culture which empowers and emboldens racists within his party and without.
Corbyn claims he failed to spot any sign of the anti-semitism which was allegedly rife in the Palestine Live group – though McDonnell has a different version of events.
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
The old hatred has been ushered in by a toxic mix of Islamism, anti-immigrant populism and far-leftism. Liberalism must fight back.
The definition has been consistently attacked by self-described “Anti-Zionists” as attempting to shut down criticism of Israel, when it does no such thing.
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
Condemnation of such bigotry in other political parties must not be reduced to partisan mudslinging.