The following is a guest post by the Rev Dr Peter Mullen, Hon. Chaplain of The Freedom Association.
The former Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks, has compared Jeremy Corbyn’s remarks about Jews to Enoch Powell’s so called “rivers of blood” speech of 20th April 1968. Dr Sacks says Corbyn’s words were “divisive and hateful like Powell’s speech” and he accuses both men of “…undermining the existence of an entire group of British citizens by depicting them as alien.”Read more
I spent much of this morning watching yesterday's anti-Semitism debate in the House of Commons. Members of Parliament really rose to the occasion and there were many fine speeches. I have highlighted two below because the two MPs in question have both been the subject of vicious anti-Semitic abuse.
Luciana Berger (Labour, Liverpool, Wavertree) and Ruth Smeeth (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North) both gave moving and passionate speeches which highlighted the abuse they have had to face. Here is a snippet of Luciana Berger's speech:Read more