There is no place for antisemitism in Britain - in politics, on social media...

There is no place for antisemitism in Britain - in politics, on social media or indeed anywhere else.

Britain in 2020 should be rid of this scourge. Like many people, I was appalled to read what the Grime artist Wiley had posted on his social media.

The Home Office is rightly leading on this given its seriousness and looking at this incident as a potential hate crime. What I am focused on is the broader lessons we must take from this looking ahead to the Online Harms Bill which I am leading on from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

This is legislation we pledged to deliver to make the internet a safer, more open and tolerant place for everyone. I will be working with leaders in the Jewish Community this summer on this, and am grateful for the engagement I had this weekend with leaders like Karen Pollock and Lord Mann. I want Britain to lead the way on tackling harmful content.

As a country we can be both pro tech, whilst wanting children protected and hateful content treated as the crime it is - whether it is shouted on the street or put up in a tweet. I look forward to delivering this important piece of legislation and I hope to continue working closely with the Jewish Community from Hertsmere and beyond on this in the months ahead.

[This was written on 27/07/2020]