A Northern Jewish Labour Councillor speaks about anti-Semitism in his party. A towering figure with a large beard, Oskar Avery
Politics has turned nasty. Not on the streets, it has been that way for a while, but towards the media. Where it used to be brutal behind the scenes, now it is all out in the open.
Manchester Palestine Action (MPA) have told MM they witnessed a ‘sea of change on the streets’ in the last two years as people are gradually ‘waking up’ to the plight of Palestinians.
‘There’s less chance of being attacked’: Jewish taxi firm offers customers safe haven in face of rising anti-Semitism
Meet DS – a Jewish taxi firm putting their customers’ safety first following another annual rise in anti-Semitic hate incidents in Manchester.
Elections 2018: Labour hold off Tory challenge in Bury Council despite fears of effect of party’s anti-Semitism row
The party now has 31 of the council’s 51 seats having lost two but gained one from the Conservatives.
Since the Brexit vote there have been 152 incidents of anti-Semitic hate crime across Greater Manchester, while close to 60% of all anti-Semitic hate crime committed in 2016 took place after June 23.
‘Not worth the paper it’s written on’: Bury MP says Livingstone decision throws fresh doubt on Labour anti-Semitism report
Ivan Lewis, MP for Bury South, said the decision to hand the former London mayor a further 12 month suspension was further evidence that a report by Shami Chakrabarti into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party was ‘not worth the paper it was written on’.
Racist, offensive, unethical, and immoral: Is the Dark Web rearing its ugly head onto the Surface Web?
“Reporting you all to the police” was posted by a concerned member of Facebook group Star Wars Sithposting: a Star Wars fan group which started with good intentions, but as of January 2017, has become a cesspool for racism, anti-Semitism, and child pornography jokes.
A ‘sickening’ and ‘abhorrent’ attack has left fourteen headstones smashed in a Jewish cemetery in Manchester.
‘It’s a tough road back’: Wigan MP issues Labour rallying cry to ‘take the fight to the Tory’ after local election success
After a dismal performance in last year’s General Election, the Labour Party needs to take time and win back the confidence of the public, says Lisa Nandy.
Labour’s Winton councillor David Lancaster expects the local elections to return a status quo across Salford.