Prime Minister Theresa May strongly condemned recent antisemitism in the UK, during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, emphasising that “Jewish people living in this country should feel safe and secure, and should not have to worry about their future in their own country”.
Conservative MP for Erewash Maggie Throup had asked: “Antisemitism has no place in British public life. Will my right hon. Friend assure the House that she will always work to ensure that this remains the case?”.
The Prime Minister said in response that “there is no place for racial hatred in our society, and it is important that we take every step to tackle it. That is why we were the first country in the world to adopt the definition of antisemitism set out by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance”.
She added that the UK has taken steps “to provide funding to ensure that security measures can be taken in Jewish faith schools and synagogues, and we have provided funding to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to run events for Holocaust Memorial Day”. The Prime Minister underlined: “We should all be united in our determination to tackle antisemitism, so when the leader of the Labour party stands up he should apologise for saying that Jewish people who have lived in this country their whole lives do not understand English irony”.
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