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The Holo­caust is the only com­pul­sory sub­ject on the na­tional cur­ricu­lum for his­tory.

That must be right. As the ter­ri­ble events of 80 years ago fade into his­tory, chil­dren should know they are sep­a­rated from them by just four gen­er­a­tions.

Labour needs to be re­minded too.

Jeremy Cor­byn’s fail­ure to curb an­tiSemitism has led to eight MPs quit­ting, and now the threat of an Equal­i­ties and Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sion probe into pos­si­ble law-break­ing. In press­ing Is­rael to al­low a Pales­tinian state, Cor­byn him­self got into trou­ble for his warm words about Ha­mas and Hezbol­lah.

He doesn’t use the term Zion­ist any longer but he did, and in a way Jews found in­sult­ing.

For in­sen­si­tiv­ity it’s up there with Am­ber Rudd call­ing Diane Ab­bott “coloured”.

Cor­byn never thought his lan­guage would come back to haunt him.

But then he never thought he would be Labour leader ei­ther.

And now that he is, care­less talk costs votes. Re­turn­ing of­fi­cers are pre­pared in case Theresa May springs a snap Gen­eral Elec­tion on them.

The of­fi­cers are called that be­cause they re­turn the elec­tion writs with the names of the win­ning can­di­dates on them.

But I’m told these need care­ful scru­tiny as they’re of­ten com­pleted in the early hours when re­turn­ing of­fi­cers are dog-tired.

So in­stead of putting down the vic­to­ri­ous MP’s name, they ab­sent­mind­edly sign their own.

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