February 29th, 2012

LibDems Call for Clegg to Remove Whip From Jihad Jenny
Weak Clegg Wriggles

The Chairman of the Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel, Gavin Stollar, is not very happy with Jenny:

“LDFI strongly condemns Baroness Tonge’s latest outburst not only because it is wrong but because it is contrary to Lib Dem Party policy. Jenny Tonge is an irrelevant, siren and marginal voice in the Liberal Democrat Party and we call on her to resign the Lib Dem whip. If she truly believes the things she says, how can she justify being a member of a Party whose policies are diametrically opposed to her views on Israel and the Middle East, a subject on which she talks on almost a daily basis.”

Guido understands a statement from HQ is imminent…

UPDATE: A LibDem spokesperson said:

“Jenny Tonge does not speak for the party on Israel / Palestine. Her presence and comments at this event were extremely ill-advised and ill judged. The tone of the debate at this event was wholly unacceptable and adds nothing to the peace process. The Liberal Democrats are wholehearted supporters of a peaceful two-state solution to the Israel / Palestine issue.”

Not sure that will be enough for everyone…

UPDATE II:


89 Comments

  1. 1
    Hope says:

    She will be a cross bencher!

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  2. 2
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Someone give the woman George Galloway’s phone number.

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    • 15
      Terror of the Tonges says:

      Perhaps she can join Lauren Booth, Yvonne Ridley, George Galloway and the Palestinian Solidarity Group and all move permanently to Hamastan, courtesy of Gaza Resort Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Iranian Thugocracy……I’m sure tens of thousands of us will stump up the airfares….

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  3. 3
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Get rid!

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  4. 4
    Reuben says:

    Not a fan of Lib Dem, on indeed any, friends of Israel, but on this they are utterly right. It’s pretty clear, Tonge’s problem is not with the Israeli state, its with Jews. An embarrassment to anybody genuinely fighting for justice in the Middle East.

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  5. 5
    Nick says:

    No worse than any of Clegg’s bunch, is she?

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  6. 6
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:

    “Whips and cross-benching” – see my special camp-report on Saturday

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  7. 7
    nellnewman says:

    You said jennytonge is a peer. That means she’s another worthless HoL trougher does it?

    And as for that statement – an exercise in how to use lots of words saying nothing important!

    The libdems need to grow a backbone.

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  8. 8
    Oaten says:

    I wonder if Jihad jenny and Lord oakeshott are shagging?

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  9. 9
    Sophie says:

    Clegg is as spineless as Cameron.

    They will not stand up to Jihadists or their useful idiots in Great Britain – too many community leaders with bags of postal votes to grease.

    Tonge should be banned from the HoL – no way can her genocidal views be consistent with a member of that place.

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    • 13
      Hope says:

      The freedom of speech also means the freedom to offend and freedom to make a Bercow of yourself.

      “I despise what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it”

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    • 19
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      “genocidal views” my arse.

      Can you explain that one, with examples?

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      • 26
        Sophie says:

        Questioning a peoples right to exist as a self determined nation, people, populice and entity as Jihad Jenny has done frequently can be construed as “genocidal”.

        Do you deny that Jihad Jenny has been complicit in endorsing suicide bombings against Israeli’s?

        If Jihad Jenny can endorse one suicide bombing against a group of Israeli’s then ergo it stands to reason that she would endorse mass suicide bombings against all Israeli’s.

        Clear enough for you?

        Good.

        You may go.

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        • 35
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          Its genocidal to ask questions. good one.

          I don’t know where she’s been endorsing suicide bombings actually.

          Quite an interesting point about terrorism there. I bet that makes lots of Irish and plenty of Irish-Americans Genocidal too there. And for that matter many of the founders of isreal.

          And me too actually, because I liked The Dam Busters.

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          • Sophie says:

            Errrr, Jihad Jenny was sacked for her remarks.

            I will let you Google it.

            The rest of your moral equivalence in the post above really is not worth the effort at de-bunking.

            You are dismissed.

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            OK, I understand.

            You are thick, and you have genocidal views.

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          • Sophie says:

            Spoken like a true lefty.

            I take it you did Google Jihad Jenny & her tacit endorsement of suicide bombings?

            A bit like you, isn’t she?

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          • misterned says:

            Stop with the hysterical semantics! Genocide? Get real!

            I was glad to see the end of the Soviet Union. It did not require genocide did it?.

            Same thing here. The end of a political nation through political means.

            We are seeing the end of, or destruction and replacement of many nations in the EU… Does not equal genocide though does it?

            How many other nations have existed and been replaced by political processes over the past few thousand years? How many empires have grown and fallen and are no longer “on the map” without being “wiped from the face of the earth?”

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        • 53
          East India Company wallah says:

          “can be construed as genocidal”-could also be construed as nonsense and roundly ignored!

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        • 69
          Remedial Class says:

          You need to learn to use the apostrophe properly before you start playing at being teacher. Got that? Good. You may go and stand in the corner with a cone shaped hat on your head.

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  10. 10
    Hope says:

    Thing is, people like Jihad Jenny make people who critisize Israel and Palastane bad reps.

    (give em bad reps)

    Both sides have done wrong and should open to critisism when justified, all this OTT claptrap and bullshit doesnt help.

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    • 14
      Rachel Reeves looks like a man in drag. says:

      You are quite right however that is not the way the bought and paid for Israeli stooges in the UK operate.

      Israel could butcher Palestinian children in their beds and then feed the corpses to their dogs and many Israeli stooges would defend this as a “pre-emptive attack against future terrorists”

      I have no time for the current Israeli regime but I do admire the way they and their backers buy up far more influence than even the best lobbying firm.

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      • 87
        Matt says:

        What a vile imagination you have. Somehow this doesn’t suprise me.

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        • 88
          Peter says:

          It isn’t imagination. It’s the simple unvarnished truth. Every time the Israelis doing something appaling,their apologists rush out and make it sound like something else. It is quite astonishing how effective they have become at it and how many people now believe anything they are told.

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    • 16
      jgm2 says:

      On balance I’ve little sympathy for any side down there but if push comes to shove and I had to choose sides I’d favour Israel over the religion of pe*ace purely because the Israelis aren’t the ones blowing up the tubes, blowing up holiday-makers or flying into office buildings to make their point about how terribly unfair it all is.

      That and the inconvenient truth that for the past 20 years practically anywhere on earth that there is a war going on then the religion of pe*ace has been one of the two protagonists. You think the Israelis are a bit touchy? The religion of pe*ace is so fucking chippy and are so quick to take offence you’d think they’d been taking lessons from labour.

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      • 20
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        I’m pissed off with the idea that anything short of 100% support of the state of isreal isn’t enough, and makes you a supporter of genocide.

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        • 44
          Dannyboy says:

          You are a supporter of those who wish to bring about genocide agaisnt Israe and the Jewish people, that much is pretty obvious SP.

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      • 34
        Ruin H. Lanes says:

        Israelis are the ones bribing our politicians, betting against the pound, manipulating the news, murdering our nuclear scientists, corrupting our law courts, murdering our IT specialists, ruining the BBC, ruining football, ruining music, poisoning our land with GM crops, destroying our reputation for art and music, dumbing down academia and trashing the HoC.

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      • 58
        misterned says:

        I am in favour of nuking both sides . Better they get nuked, than the rest of the planet on their behalf!

        I do not think that the USA + EU should go to war with Russia + China over Israel and Iran!

        Let them wipe each other out if they wish and keep the hell out of it!

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        • 81
          Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

          They are not going to war. Try following the foreign news a little more closely!

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  11. 11
    Rachel Reeves looks like a man in drag. says:

    Israeli Stooge in faux outrage shocker.

    Israels money buys alot of tame stooges in the west.

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  12. 12
    They don't like it up 'em says:

    Weakest response ever.

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  13. 18
    Legion says:

    Fecking twat of a woman.

    Israel rules OK.

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  14. 21
    Sarah Brown says:

    I’m just off to a conference on global poverty, after which I’ll be taking part in a charity marathon to raise money for charity, and then in the evening I’ll be hosting a charity auction to raise money for charities. I think it’s tacky and tasteless the way some people constantly go on about all the charity work they do instead of doing it privately with dignity and without fanfare. I never do that. I’m far too busy raising money for charities to be telling people about my charity work. For example, just yesterday, instead of gloating about my charity work, I attended a conference in Washington to fight world hunger. I flew back first class just in time to sign copies of my book at a charity dinner. And tomorrow I’ll be participating in another charity fun run to raise money for charity. Aren’t snowflakes lovely?

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  15. 24
    Ruin H. Lanes says:

    You says “LibDems call for Clegg to remove whip from Tonge” and yet you can only supply one statement from a South African friend of the war criminal Tzipi Livni. This must be the influence of the Express who also specialise in exaggeration and making things up for effect.

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  16. 25
    And now for the real one. Not very different says:

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    • 33
      Not Sarah Twat the Twitty Tweeter says:

      Stuff Fair Trade, – another slick scam.

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      • 43
        Trade is a two-way thing says:

        I wouldn’t mind, but the goods under the fair trade label are so often of inferior quality to a point where it becomes an unfair trade. Their wine is rancid.

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      • 60
        East India Company wallah says:

        Fair trade is nothing but a franchise system to rape poor producers of the pittance they get-just a rigged market to create employment for the children of wealthy western lefties with a public consience

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    • 46
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      What’s in it for you, Sarah?????

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  17. 28
    And now for the real one. Not very different says:

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    • 37
      nellnewman says:

      I see the office of gordon and sarah brown continues to make a comfortable living for this self-serving, self-promoting pair who are also still living off the state through gordon’s unearned MP salary and expenses.

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  18. 29
    Where we are now says:

    SuperMac says

    You’ve never had it so good!

    Maggie says

    The lady is not for turning!

    John Major says

    Cones Hotline

    £rd Way B£iar says

    Things can only get better!

    Gordon Brown says

    I raised UK children blah de blah – out of poverty

    Disappointing ‘Dave’ says

    We have raised tax thresholds (for the poorest) and will keep on keeping on with the windmill scam – like the EUSSR tells us

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  19. 31
    Ali Waleed bin Tik Tak al-Ibrahim bin Kit Kat bin bin. says:

    Death to everything!

    By the way, Islam is peáce.

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  20. 32
    ..Silicon Implant!! says:

    I’d have thought that ‘Israel is not forever’ (if you expand it using context to mean ‘Israel pursuing its current policy towards settlement and the Palestinians’) is a statement of the bleedin’ obvious, isn’t it? AIPAC can be as powerful as it likes, but the fact is that the moment supporting Israel right or wrong to the tune of a small fortune they can ill afford every year is no longer in the US strategic interest, the money tap will be turned off, replaced by a much cheaper flow soothing weasel words of support, and Israel (as a US funded client state) will have ended, because its continued existence will be economically unsustainable. It will have to do something different. Waiting to do something different until after the music has stopped and the fat lady has sung and the Americans are far more interested in propping up Taiwan than Israel, and there is no US$ cash fountain to fund a restructuring seems likely to result in a less pleasant outcome for Israel than would be ideal for them. For Israel, there needs to be a solution to the Palestinian problem before then, and there are only two possible solutions – a two state solution which involves shovelling the settlers back over the pre-1967 border or a one state solution that involves a greater Israel and the de-facto loss of the inbuilt Jewish majority. If the zionist body politic doesn’t want to countenance the latter, it is going to have to accept that it will need to do what it needs to do to achieve the former. Perpetual occupation and de-facto aparteid with dispossessed people who are born and die under siege and occupation with no rights and no prospects because of their ancestry is and will always be fundamentally morally wrong, and it will never be right however long Israel manages to maintain it by force of arms. Many of the people who seem happy to be apologists for Israel maintaining a perpetual state of siege and occupation around e.g. Gaza would never dream of accepting being on the blunt end of such a position for themselves or their children, and would no doubt be entirely up for a bit of terrorism in an effort to throw off the yoke, so using the existence of murderous terrorists amongst the inmates of gulag gaza is no excuse for Israel’s current position morally, but even if it was, as a matter of practicality there is no ‘Give it 500 years and they’ll learn to like it’ option available, because Israel simply doesn’t have that long or anything like it to prosecute its current ‘maintain the status quo, incrementally expand the settlements, repeat year on year’ policy, and to that extent, with those caveats, the good Baroness was surely absolutely right…

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  21. 36
    Hope says:

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    • 39
      Getting out before the shit hits the fan says:

      Of course he’s stepped down. He’s getting out before the evidence emerges he authorised hacking and payments to bent coppers.

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  22. 38
    Richie Des Mond says:

    Latest Diana conspiracy exclusive! Only in the Ex press, the new paymasters of Geedo!

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  23. 40
    Jimmy says:

    “Jenny Tonge is an irrelevant, siren and marginal voice in the Liberal Democrat Party”

    Tautologous surely?

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  24. 42
    Outlier says:

    Report this vicious anti-semite to the Met log in to https://online.met.police.uk/
    it takes less than five minutes

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    • 57
      Desperate Dan says:

      Yes indeed, the Met thought police has a log for that sort of thing. Unfortunately it hasn ‘t got a log for victims of assault, mugging, burglary, rape, arson, attempted murder or any sort of crime they’d be better spending their time on.

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  25. 47
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    Israel is a state born of terrorism, the expulsion of the then resident Palestinian population and the cleverly manipulated guilt-fest after WW2

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  26. 49
    Rany Prive-Travis ( nee Keeler ) says:

    Has Jenny ever given “Tonge” ?

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  27. 51
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    She looks like a dyke

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  28. 55
    Meat and two veg says:

    OMG has someone dared to criticise Israel – the bastards.

    That’s not allowed, doesn’t she know?

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  29. 59
    EdButLookBalls says:

    Good photo Guido, looks like Tonge is going to give Mike some serious Tongue and Head!

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  30. 61
    Churchy says:

    The Nazi’s were socialists too. To begin with.

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    • 63
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      This falsehood gets trotted out time and time again.

      Look. Much as I dislike socialists (and I do!) please don’t confuse Nationalsozialismus with socialism. It was authoritarian fascism with a large side-order of racism and antisemitism.

      Not really the same thing at all.

      Socialists are bad enough. The don’t need spurious conflation with the Nazis.

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      • 71
        Don't be ridiculous. says:

        They are both salvation ideologies based on state power. Net effect of these 20th century intellectual plagues is identical….SS bullets are no different from OGPU bullets in their effect.

        Count victims in millions.

        Nazism and Socialism merely cosmetic differences…look into the package and it smells the same.

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  31. 62
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    What a vile old baggage this woman is.

    I’m not a huge fan of the Israeli leadership. They have done some despicable things in their time, but they stand as the only democracy in the Middle East, with a bunch of savages baying at their borders and lobbing rockets at them – so in the end, I must grudgingly support them.

    Jenny Tonge is clearly unhinged. Either that or she is taking dhimmitude to a whole new level.

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    • 75
      Gerry Mandering says:

      Its quite easy to confuse democracy with kleptocracy viz USA, UK et al..

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      • 77
        Old Tory Bigot says:

        Whatever you call it, smart arse, the people get to vote. Women get to vote. They don’t hang or stone people to death for being gay or cut their hands off for petty theft. Unlike their peace-loving neighbours.

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        • 78
          Old Tory Bigot says:

          Whatever you call it, smart arse, the people get to vote. Women get to vote. They don’t hang or stone people to death for being gay or cut their hands off for petty theft. Unlike their pe@ce-loving neighbours.

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      • 85
        Matt says:

        Its also quite easy to come up with tin foil hat style bullshit conspiracy theories.

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  32. 64
    Ba'al says:

    Come on – they’re only Jews, climate deniers and unborn children. Get rid.

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  33. 65
    Raving Loon says:

    An anti-semitic streak runs strong among the left-wingers, this comes as no surprise really.

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    • 82
      Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

      Surprising how much of it is on this blog, compared to North American conservative sites.

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  34. 66
    Jimmy says:

    In other news Israel refuses to rule out air strikes on Cowley St. Hague urges both sides to exercise restraint.

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  35. 68
    make of this what you will says:

    Her wikipedia page says:

    “She met her future husband, Dr Keith Tonge, while dissecting a corpse in 1959″

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  36. 70
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Is this Eva Tonge, perhaps?

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  37. 73
    Ivor Even Biggeran says:

    ox tongue, ox tail, or just a rear end of

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  38. 89
    Lyn Shemall says:

    So what exactly did the Israeli ambassador call Nick Clegg ?

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