David Miliband: Anti-immigrant policies are driving refugees and migrants to dangerous people smugglers

“It never occurred to me when I was Foreign Secretary,” says David Miliband, addressing his audience at the United Synagogue, “that people were looking at me and saying: ‘He’s a Jewish Foreign Secretary’. It never occurred to me that, when I was speaking, it was my religion that was in the front of people’s minds.”
It has been “painful” for the former Labour minister to discover the depths of anti-Semitism that exists in the UK, he says, and how his party has become “a magnet for some people with some utterly repulsive views” since Jeremy Corbyn became leader, resulting in some MPs quitting.