During Wednesday’s PMQ session, during which Members of the British Parliament ask the prime minister questions, Conservative MP Nike Freer of the Finchley and Golders Green constituency, asked David Cameron whether or not “on the rise” anti-Semitism should be rooted out in Britain.
Cameron replied: “Anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer on our society. And we should know that when it grows it is the signal of many even worse things happening to ethnic groups and different groups all over our country. There is, sadly, a growth anti-Semitism in our country and we see it in terms of attacks on Jewish people and Jewish students and it absolutely has to be stamped out. We should all, all of us… make sure that happens.”
Cameron, who would go at it with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during the session—the Prime Minister joked about a leaked list of “hostiles” within the party, that the party apparently created itself—also called out the Labour Party for its “support for anti-Semitism.”
“And I say to the leader opposite,” continued Cameron, addressing Corbyn, “it’s his party and he should sort it out.”
Hear, hear, David Cameron.
Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.