Prime Minister David Cameron: “Anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer in our society”

By March 23 2016, 17:51 Latest News No Comments

david cameron chamberIn PMQs today, Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the rise in anti-Semitism in the Labour party and described anti-Semitism as “an absolute cancer in our society”.

Mr. Cameron’s comments came in response to a question from Mike Freer, MP for Finchley and Golders Green, who said: “I am sure the Prime Minister is as appalled as I am that incidents involving anti-Semitism are on the rise”.

He asked the Prime Minister: “Does he agree that all organisations, public and private, should root out anti-Semitism, without hesitation?”

Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP said: “I completely agree with my hon. Friend; anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer in our society and we should know that when it grows it is the signal of many even worse things happening to ethnic groups and different groups all over our country”.

Mr Cameron continued: “There is, sadly, a growth of anti-Semitism in our country and we see it in terms of attacks on Jewish people and Jewish students—it absolutely has to be stamped out. We should all, whatever organisation we are responsible for, make sure that happens”.

He underlined that we have seen “a growth in support for segregation”, as well as a growth in “anti-Semitism in part of the Labour party”.

The Prime Minister concluded by addressing Leader of the Opposition Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP: “I say to its leader that it is his party and he should sort it out”.

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