Muslims in France are weary of arguments which imply questioning their very presence in the country. But, on the positive side, there is no growing hate against Muslims among “ordinary" French people. What both far right populists and Islamists want is not occurring... for the moment at least.
We should prepare for battle against every facet of the Tory Brexit agenda, continuing long after 1 January — against deregulation and a race to the bottom, against regressive trade deals, in defence of migrants’ rights and free movement.
Labour should now do what successive leaders, both Corbyn and Starmer, have repeatedly promised to do, but never done: launch a political and educational offensive against antisemitism in the party, with clear debates and local educational (not just "training") programmes.