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UK’s Truss takes heat over ‘insulting’ Jewish comments — Analysis

Labour MPs lambasted the Conservative frontrunner for leadership, accusing her of using anti-Semitism as a political tool to support her campaign.

After vowing to do better, Liz Truss (British foreign secretary) and Conservative Party leader favorite has been met with a harsh rebuke by the FDA union, which represents senior civil and government servants. “protect British Jewry”From “creeping antisemitism” “woke culture”Civil service. Dave Penman, FDA General Secretary, made her comments. “insulting”Showing “a lack of leadership.”

“The Conservatives have been in government for more than 12 years now and, for most of that time, Liz Truss has been a minister. So, accusations of ‘civil service wokeism’ are a little ironic, given it’s essentially a criticism of their own leadership,” Penman told the British media on Friday, adding that Truss’ remarks go “further than the usual dog-whistle politics”They are sought after by many civil servants “both insulting and abhorrent.”

Truss will be running against Rishi, the former Chancellor for the Exchequer. She hopes to succeed Boris Johnson and become the party leader. She was 26 points ahead last week of her opponent. Penman says that her statements suggest she may not be the right candidate for this job.




“A prime minister is also minister for the civil service,”He added that the leveling was important. “unfounded inflammatory accusations”It demonstrates an inability to lead. A written statement Truss wrote following her Manchester synagogue speech has sparked such harsh criticism. Then, Truss blasted. “woke”Civil service culture, which supposedly “strays into anti-Semitism”While praising them “Jewish values”She said that were “Conservative values and British values too.”

“Every organization has its culture, but it’s not fixed, it can be changed,”In the statement, she stated that. Truss also pledged to examine whether schools were adequately educating students and teachers on anti-Semitism. She said universities should do so. “ridded”Her team also reported that she had not addressed this problem. Penman claims that the foreign secretary did not provide any examples of anti-Semitism in civil service.

British media were also told by an insider from the Conservative Leadership Campaign Team that Labour Party was now a “talking shop for anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism”Unter Sir KeirStarmer und, previously, Jeremy Corbyn. “This has increased anxieties within the Jewish community,”Source added


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The “anti-Semitism”The British media reports that the rhetoric Truss used and her team provoked the fury of Labour MPs. Warrington North MP Charlotte Nichols stated that the foreign secretary is “using the Jewish community as spurious pretext for another baseless attack on the civil service.”

Sarah Owen (Labour MP) stated that Truss had just used the story to describe herself. “peddle [her] anti-‘woke’ war against civil servants,”It also said that they were “not a solution”Truss aspirations.

Truss, well known for her opposition to Russia and support for Thatcher-like budget cuts, is also a proponent of closer ties between Israel and the UK. Last week, she vowed to “review” the issue of moving the British embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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