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Politicians will say anything

Column for Jewish News September 24 2015 It is a truth universally acknowledged… that a politician in want of popular support is likely to say anything, anything, if he – and it is usually a “he” – thinks it has the slightest chance of being swallowed by a gullible electorate. And five minutes after the […]

  • 25 September, 2015

Pre-Rosh Hashanah blues

Column for Jewish News September 10 2015 It’s erev Rosh Hashanah and I should be full of “new year, new start” thoughts, of hope and optimism and warm cuddly somethings. Instead – as we all wait for the other shoe to drop in the seemingly endless farrago that has been the Labour leadership race – […]

  • 25 September, 2015

Tough questions for Corbyn

Column for Jewish News August 10 2015 A couple of weeks ago, I finally cracked and handed over my £3 to register as a Labour Party supporter in order to be able to vote in the forthcoming leadership elections. Those candidates who have written back to me have invited me to say why I signed […]

  • 25 September, 2015

Spies in the night

Column for Jewish News July 28 2015 “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions”, wrote Shakespeare, a man with a classy knack for summing things up. I imagine that from his prison cell in Butner, North Carolina – incidentally, the same prison in which the deeply unlovable Bernard Madoff is incarcerated […]

  • 25 September, 2015

London’s mayoral race

London’s mayoral race by Jenni Frazer for Times of Israel September 25 2015 LONDON — Barring a last-minute upset among Conservative voters, next year’s election for the powerful position of mayor of London could well be run between a practising Muslim and the aristocratic scion of a Jewish family. London, in fact, has two mayors […]

  • 25 September, 2015

Vive l’Angleterre: French Jews in London

By Jenni Frazer for the Times of Israel posted September 21 2015 LONDON — In a kosher butcher’s, an old lady has an animated discussion with one of the staff. They are speaking French — but they are in London, a city which is, almost by stealth, becoming home to thousands of French Jews. French […]

  • 21 September, 2015

The Rosh Hashanah present nobody wants

Corbyn impact for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer Sep 7 2015 He is the Rosh Hashanah present unwanted by the majority of British Jews. But, barring accidents, on Saturday night, September 12, Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-Left backbench MP drafted onto the ballot paper at the last moment, will become the new leader of the […]

  • 10 September, 2015

David Lammy for Mayor of London

For the Jewish News by Jenni Frazer September 3 2015 Of all the candidates running for mayor of London, David Lammy’s contact with the Jewish community may go back the furthest. It dates to a meeting he had at the solicitors’ firm, DJ Freeman, when after taking a first-class degree at SOAS, Lammy had become […]

  • 4 September, 2015

Tessa Jowell for Mayor of London

For the Jewish News September 3 2015 by Jenni Frazer The rain was bucketing down in almost Biblical quantities but Dame Tessa Jowell was resolutely cheerful and upbeat. The former MP for Dulwich and West Norwood stood down at the last general election in order to devote herself to running for Mayor of London. If […]

  • 4 September, 2015

Sadiq Khan for Mayor of London

Jenni Frazer speaks to the three frontrunners bidding for Labour’s nomination for mayor of London Jewish News September 3 2015 Sadiq Khan is as smooth as a teaspoon of chocolate, even on the phone, purring and flirting. But like all the candidates to be mayor of London, that is his job at the moment: the […]

  • 4 September, 2015