Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UK: Liberal Democrats party leader welcomes back antisemitic ex-MP

Via Jerusalem Post:
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has welcomed back former MP David Ward into the party, saying it is "appropriate" for him to serve as a local counselor following his suspension for antisemitic remarks.

Farron told the Commons Home Affairs Committee's antisemitism inquiry that the former representative of Bradford East, who was suspended in 2013 after he called into question the continued existence of the State of Israel, had "served his time."

In the offending tweet, Ward wrote “Am I wrong or are am I right? At long last the #Zionists are losing the battle - how long can the #apartheid State of #Israel last?”

Ward has a long history of inflammatory comments, and they seem to be solely directed against Jews and/or Israel.
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