Berger nom­i­nated for anti-hate crime award

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

LUCIANA BERGER has been nom­i­nated for a pres­ti­gious na­tional award for those “stand­ing up to hate crimes” af­ter her pas­sion­ate speech in the House of Com­mons dur­ing the de­bate on an­tisemitism.

The Liver­pool Wavertree MP was nom­i­nated in the cat­e­gory for up­stand­ing par­lia­men­tar­ian, named in hon­our of the late Jo Cox MP, ahead of the up­com­ing No2H8 Crime Awards in two weeks’ time.

“Her con­sis­tent and strong stance has meant she has had to face hor­rific on­line abuse,” said the judges. “Luciana’s re­sponse to her at­tack­ers has been to act against them through the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem.”

Other politi­cians nom­i­nated in­clude MPs Stella Creasy, Paula Sher­riff, and Scot­tish par­lia­men­tar­ian Anas Sar­war, who has been a prom­i­nent sup­porter of Tell MAMA, the char­ity re­spon­si­ble for mon­i­tor­ing Is­lam­o­pho­bia in the UK.

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