A United States congressman fighting for re-election has been caught photoshopping his Jewish mother out of a picture¬†on leaflets going to non-Jewish voters. Voters with Jewish surnames in California’s 27th congressional district would receive a leaflet with Brad Sherman’s smiling mother — but others¬†received a version in which she had been digitally removed. The cynical […]

James Purnell, who has occupied his time since standing down from the cabinet and then parliament with Demos and London Citizens, is to chair the Institute for Public Policy Research. UPDATE Purnell’s quote in the press release: “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of chair at ippr, an organisation I know well […]