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Demand for Junior Doctors an antisemitic trope

Plans to increase the number of medical school places has been seen as an attempt to perpetuate a Jewish caricature, that there is a shortage of good son-in-laws. The Health Secretary has tried to defend his position by claiming that comedians throughout the Catskill Mountains have been exploiting such formulaic gags for generations.

A spokeswoman and mother said: ‘We need to do more to challenge stereotypes, particularly the one that we are trying to live vicariously through the social status of our children. The Minister and should know better. But he seems like such a nice boy – is he married?’

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