New antisemitism taskforce to be chaired by Andrew Percy MP

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A new taskforce on antisemitism has been set up by the Government amid growing concerns about racism on campus and accusations of institutional Jew-hate within the National Union of Students.

It comes as the NUS announced it would investigate the body’s newly elected president, Shaima Dallali, following revelations she had made a string of incendiary statements on social media including praising the notoriously antisemitic cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

Boris Johnson revealed at Prime Minister’s Questions last week that he was establishing a taskforce “devoted to rooting out antisemitism in education at all levels”.