Former Irish president Seán T O’Kelly greets then British prime minister Clement Attlee in Dublin in 1948. File photograph: The Irish Times

Clement Attlee, the Labour prime minister whose government founded the welfare state, looked after a child refugee who escaped from the Nazis in the m(...)

Philip Levine, a Londoner and a Jew, who has decided to apply for German citizenship, in London on August 10th. Photograph: Conor O’Leary/New York Times

Until Britain voted to leave the European Union, Philip Levine never thought deeply about his Jewish heritage. But looking for a way to ensure that he(...)