UCU at pains not to single out Jews for protection; boycott’s another story

Eve Garrard points out the illogic of UCU’s insistence, in response to the All-Party Parliamentary Report on Antisemitism, that antisemitism should not receive attention beyond what is given to Islamophobia (very even-handed, well done) while – hang on – failing to rule out motions which propose to boycott only Israel. Is UCU even trying? In an astounding vote of confidence, our outgoing member of the local exec told me to attribute this kind of behaviour to UCU’s natural incompetence rather than intent, but all the same…

http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2007/01/union_dues_by_e.html

Sometimes I wish there were a half-viable alternative to UCU.

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