Yyou just had to laugh (and cry). Here we have a Labor Party led by reputable anti-racists, dedicated to eliminating all offensive language smells that affect black and Muslim communities, but in their fierce hatred Israel often makes anti-Semitic comments, displays anti-Semitic beliefs, and encourages online communities littered with tropes and anti-Jewish sentiments.

Their response to the hard knocks of Wednesday Panorama investigation, in which former members of the party made allegations regarding the handling of complaints of racism? Not "woe to us", but "blame the BBC!"

The union's response to the demands is extremely predictable – and the root of …