A Sunday Times columnist in Ireland has been fired over anti-Semitic comments on Jewish women’s pay at the BBC. A spokesperson for the British newspaper said the columnist, Kevin Myers, would not be writing for the paper again.
“The comments in a column by Kevin Myers in today’s Irish edition of The Sunday Times were unacceptable and should not have been published. It has been taken down and we sincerely apologise for the remarks and the error of judgement that let to publication,’’ wrote Martin Ivens, editor of The Sunday Times in reference to an ant-Semitic column on BBC women's pay.
767 anti-Semitic incidents have been recorded in Britain in the first six months of 2017, a rise of 30% from the same period last year , according to the latest report published by the Community Security Trust (CST).