“Anti-Semite” is now just a swearword. Well I did warn you

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by Martin Odoni

I have been warning for a long time that the widespread and irresponsible misuse – make that abuse – of the term “anti-Semitism” was devaluing it, and desensitising the public to it. My original fear was that the general public would grow to assume that it just means, “Anything Jews dislike.” But truth to tell, I am not sure that it has any meaning even that strong left by now.

My breath has been truly taken away repeatedly by how meaninglessly and carelessly the term has been thrown around since 2015, and the growing depths of its misuse continue to astonish me even now. Take this little gem I saw on Twitter today, responding to Laura Pidcock taking issue with Keir Starmer’s feeble pushback against a racist caller on LBC Radio this week; –

I have no particular knowledge of whoever ‘Ade Hughes’ is, apart from…

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