The sooner we deal with our Party’s past, however difficult, the easier it will be to drive out the hatred emerging on the Left today.
Plus: Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe. Tommy Robinson – and how Batten is wrecking UKIP. Can Farage save it?
Momentum’s leaders taught supporters to reject any criticism, and encouraged a siege mentality. Now they are under attack by their own grassroots.
A party capable of indulging such poisonous conduct is capable of much else besides – and they could yet enter government.
Seven points to reflect on during the coming weeks, including this: the centre ground of British politics is vacant.
The excuses have become dully predictable – we cannot allow this hatred itself to become a dully predictable party of everyday life, too.
Plus: Why it’s unfair to misrepresent Poland’s history; and the joy of a good book and a large cigar.
Our Executive Editor notes that while Opposition MPs continue to criticise the failings of their Party, they still haven’t actually done anything about it.
A focus on formal qualifications is a good start, but surely any programme is incomplete if it doesn’t tackle the underlying drivers of hate crime.
But it is important to acknowledge that there are growing concerns within Israel about the rise of antisemitism in Britain.
Any investigation cannot predominantly be made up by Conservative politicians. Public scrutiny is key to building public confidence.
It wasn’t just about antisemitism. The Conservatives pledged to maintain weekly bin collections. Labour did not.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.
As he does it again, we run Mark Wallace’s tribute to the former London Mayor’s greatest hit(ler)s.
“There can be no place in our party for anyone with racist views…I don’t see why it takes so long.”