Boris Johnson has said it is a “disgrace” that antisemitism is “rising again in this country” after being asked about tackling Jew hatred in parliament.
Andrew Percy MP asked Johnson about his commitment to combat antisemitism on Wednesday during Prime Minister’s Questions, ahead of the nation commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day next week.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and Percy asked the PM if he would commit to act against antisemitism in the UK, saying: “Welcome though they are, signatures in books are not as valuable as action.”
Johnson said: “We want to do everything we can to stamp out the resurgence of antisemitism. I find it absolutely incredible that in the 21st century we have antisemitism rising again in this country. It is a disgrace and we must stamp it out.”
Watch Andrew Percy MP ask the PM to agree with us that "welcome as it is signatures in books are not as valuable as action" and to commit to more action to stamp out antisemitism and all intolerances" https://t.co/ce0K40pOGX pic.twitter.com/onDshtJg1w
— H.E.T. (@HolocaustUK) January 15, 2020