Bozo has also taken no action against Michael “Oiky” Gove for conflating “Jews” and “Israel”, which the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism calls anti-Semitic. And he has not even said boo to Jacob Rees Mogg for claiming that George Soros was behind the Remain campaign, or for attacking John Bercow and Oliver Letwin as “Illuminati”, another hoary old anti-Semitic trope. Nor has he apologised for his own anti-Semitism.
Munira Mirza - back catalogue under scrutiny
And then we have Munira Mirza. While Bozo’s choice for head of the 10 Downing Street policy unit has previously told the world “The press should be free to ridicule Islam" (it already is, thanks), "Diversity is divisive", "Stop pandering to Muslims" (stop something that never started - good move, eh?) and "Lammy review: the myth of institutional racism", there was also her time at Spiked predecessor Living Marxism.has noted, in an LM article published back in 2000, she told “[the N Word] ’is described as “arguably the single most offensive slur in the English language”. But depending on who is on the receiving end of an insult, I can think of worse’”. And in that same LM issue, its editor Mick Hume made another interesting claim.summarises thus: “the editorial was titled ‘Exploiting the Holocaust’. It ridiculed the idea of putting elderly Nazi War criminals on trial and argued ‘The Holocaust has become perhaps the ultimate symbol of our victim culture’”. Munira Mirza may not have written those words. But she does not appear unhappy to have featured alongside them.
The stench of anti-Semitism hanging over the Tories is overpowering. So let’s say so.