APPG against anti-semitism recruits RSPB parliamentary expert Stone
17 September 2009 (Public Affairs News)
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) against anti-semitism has brought in Danny Stone as its director.
Stone, previously a senior political adviser to environmental charity RSPB, is aiming to develop the activities and membership of the APPG in co-ordination with its Parliamentary members.
Chaired by Labour MP for Bassetlaw John Mann, the APPG undertakes work in the UK and overseas on combatting anti-semitism. In February, 125 MPs from more than 40 countries attended an UK government-sponsored conference convened by the group.
Mann said: “I am very pleased that Danny is joining at such a crucial time. Incident levels remain unacceptably high and there is much to do. We are expanding our work so we can continue to tackle this hatred head-on and Danny’s experience will be key to our efforts.”
The Government is set to report to Parliament in 2010 on its progress in respect of the recommendations of the inquiry into anti-semitism organised by the group in 2005.
Stone has previously worked as campaigns director for the Union of Jewish Students and as political adviser to Lord Janner of Braunstone QC. He joined the RSPB in 2007 (PAN, May 07).
Stone said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the Group. Working with so many MPs who give of their time to fight this hatred is a privilege. I hope I can continue the trend of the Group for trailblazing.”