REVENGE OF THE NERD
Sir Gerald Kaufman and I attended the same Hebrew School in Leeds and I’m afraid I may be partly responsible, along with other fellow pupils, for his extraordinary development because we bullied him. He was something of a nerd and it was difficult to make a friend of someone who behaved like one apart and, by our reaction, we exacerbated this demeanour. There was no doubt he was clever, and had a sense of humour, and we admired this. But what went wrong?
I have rarely seen anyone, even the most assiduous supporter of the Arabists in politics, who displays such venom when it comes to Israel. I have the Parliamentary Channel on as background in my study, so probably