There have been two troubling stories early in 2o12:
1. Readers may have heard by now about an assault on a Jewish student who took issue with a Nazi-themed game being played by LSE students on a ski trip.
John Mann MP said: “It is vital that universities have effective systems in place for dealing with racist incidents like this and I insist that rapid action is taken to deal with this issue”
2. MP Tom Harris has stepped down from his role leading the Labour party’s social media review after he posted a ‘joke video’ of Hitler.
These incidents come just two days before MPs take part in the Holocaust Memorial Day debate in Parliament.