“When the going gets tough, the Jews get packing,” said popular comedienne and actress Maureen Lipman in a London Broadcasting Company program on Holocause Memorial Day. Expressing concern about rising anti-Semitism in the UK, she said: “It’s crossed my mind that it’s time to have a look around for another place to live. I’ve thought about going to New York, I’ve thought about going to Israel,” she said. “When the economy dries up, then they turn on the usual scapegoat: the usual suspect – the Jew. There is one school of thought that says it’s because of Israeli policies in the West Bank, but it isn’t. There’s been anti-Semitism for the past 4,000 years,” Maureen Lipman pointed out.