The level of security in Jewish schools was picked out by MPs who investigated antisemitism in 2006 as one of the most disturbing aspects they uncovered. They were even more shocked to discover that it was paid for by parents. The government’s decision to fund future security measures last year was welcomed by the entire community. So the 14 councils with Jewish schools which seem unwilling to sign up to this appear to be running against a very strong tide. They will find that in John Mann MP, chair of the Parliamentary All-Party Antisemitism group, they have come up against a formidable legislator who will make it his business to sort them out — probably in pretty short order. Mr Mann has launched an unprecedented crusade against antisemitism. He has already brought results in a number of areas in what is, in Parliamentary terms, a relatively short time. The councils would be wise to do the right thing — and give the community the security it needs.