HOLOCAUST HAUNTS US
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.