I suspect the Times thinking was, no names will make people assume the worst. Which is obviously mischievous and in bad faith, as Winegums would no doubt point out.
But then we probably shouldn’t forget that someone in the position to downgrade action taken against someone who - whoops a daisy - may not have realised a monster with a Star of David on could be taken as an insult by Jewish people in general as opposed to OBVIOUSLY only being a critique specifically of the state of Israel’s current govt thought that this was fine to give the benefit of the doubt over.
So you know, swings and roundabouts. Or to put it another way yeah the press will use stuff to have a go, but hey - how about not fucking spoon-feeding them cracking examples of boneheaded ignorance and top-level interference that absolutely prove what people say about Labour being institutionally antisemitic?
Because the problem now is that all Corbyn’s chums have been parroting the line that the search showed very little and it’s nothing and there’s no leniency. And here it all is. Crowds clapping idiots like Williamson. Numerous examples of left-wing Corbyn fansites full of shite. And people right at the top watering down punishments for people at lower levels - and news of that let off culture will spread and send a message. Push it as far as you dare, because what REALLY matters to Corbyn is loyalty. To him in the face of his turning a blind eye, and to left-wing anti-Israel dogma so unsophisticated that it can’t be arsed to differentiate between a religion and the incumbent government of a country.
And these are the people who are supposed to be the ‘better’ choice against the islamophobia and bigotry of the Tories.
It’s utterly appalling.