Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Monochrome


Monument opposite The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, this afternoon. The plaque says:
IN
GRATEFUL AND LOYAL
MEMORY OF
EDWARD VII
REX ET IMPERATOR
ERECTED FROM
SUBSCRIPTIONS RAISED BY
JEWISH INHABITANTS
OF EAST LONDON
1911

This account places the monument in the context of the times, particularly in relation to the 1905 Aliens Act, on which more here.

Back to the present now, and Bob has a bunch of links to recent items on Left antisemitism and its deniers, while other bloggers express their considered view on a sample from Ken Loach: yuk, blech, eew, a real stinker.

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