Good to talk? Useful, anyway

First, I should declare an interest. I am a friend and admirer of Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, leader of Britain's Masorti movement. But I also like and admire the JC's political editor, Martin Bright. So where to stand after Rabbi Wittenberg was branded by Bright a "useful idiot" for participating in an event also addressed by an official of the East London Mosque, an institution that has hosted speakers with vile views?

Published by: The Jewish Chronicle

Politics Weekly podcast: Romney’s narrow win in Iowa

After the Iowa caucuses, this week's podcast focuses on US politics. Tom Clark is joined by Jonathan Freedland, Martin Kettle and Suzanne Goldenberg to assess the state of the race to clinch the Republican nomination for president.

Published by: The Guardian