Podcast: The UK Labour Party and Anti-Semitism

Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech In Manchester, UK, March 22, 2018 (Phil Noble/Reuters)

I joined BBC Radio Coventry on Sunday morning to discuss the controversy that has arisen around anti-semitism and the UK Labour Party, including its leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The discussion considers the complications of the situation, including: 1) the background of Labour’s issues with claimed anti-semitic remarks and views, including the suspension of former London Mayor Ken Livingstone; 2) the conflation of criticism of Israeli policies and actions with “anti-semitism”; and 3) the exploitation by anti-Labour newspapers to whip up sentiment against Corbyn and Labour’s possible ascendancy into power.

Listen to Discussion

Related Posts

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here