Corbyn was champion of the Jewish community
I don’t know about you but I’m totally fed up with the lobbies pushing the idea that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is an antisemite. He’s not.
His party has behaved appallingly in dealing with the problem just as the Conservative Party’s efforts to crack down on Islamophobia within its ranks have also been incredibly lacklustre.
But it is worth resurrecting the story presented recently by highly respected academic Professor Geoffrey Alderman who also happens to be a specialist in Jewish history.
He recently reminded people that in 1987 Islington Council was working on a plan to flog off a Jewish cemetery to a group of developers.
The leader of the council at the time was a certain Margaret Hodge who has been targeting poor old Corbyn for more than a year now over the anti-semitism brouhaha.
What Dame Margaret, the veteran Labour MP, is less vocal about is the successful campaign run by Jeremy Corbyn to defeat the council’s plans to dig up and re-bury the corpses from the Jewish cemetery elsewhere.
Jewish historian Alderman points out that the “deliberate destruction of a cemetery is sacrilegious”. So it turns out Islington MP Corbyn championed the cause of local Jewish families putting people ahead of profit and property developers.
Dame Margaret gives no credit to Corbyn for this and I’ve no idea what her own position was. At best she supported Corbyn’s fight and would, therefore, realise that far from being an anti-semite he was a champion of the Jewish community. Or at worst, she supported those on the council who were happy to rip up gravestones and corpses thereby causing great distress to the Jewish community.
I’ve no idea which and my previous calls to Dame Margaret have gone unanswered. She can still contact me through and I’m happy to make her position clear on this matter.
Britain’s membership of the European Union has probably best served the science industry more than any other sector in the UK.So it’s little wonder that Professor Venki Ramakrishnan’s biggest fear as Brexit looms is that the field of British science could be irreparably damaged.
Like many people I use the social networks to communicate, debate, discuss and entertain others online but I must confess I’m totally baffled when trying to decode the messages conveyed by pouting Instagrammers.
Now, to their horror I’m sure, Instagram is hiding the number of likes on posts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Brazil, in order to alleviate the burden of pressure on users.
My posts carry a running total for those who’ve ‘liked’ my contributions and while I can’t compete with high profile personalities like Cheryl and Rihanna who get hundreds of thousands of likes, I’m quite happy when my offerings run into three figures.
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I’m so glad that Alan Turing’s face will grace the new £50 note.
Sir Paul’s Wonderful Life
You’d think at the grand old age of 77 former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney would want to put his feet up, relax and bask on a glittering career which has produced more than a ton of hit singles, write children’s books, poetry as well star in and write films for the silver screen.