January 25th, 2013

David Ward MP Stands By “Jew” Comments
Compares Himself to Holocaust Survivor

David Ward has reposted his comments on his website and issued a defiant statement, in which he unbelievably compares his fight not to be silenced to that of a Holocaust survivor:

“For my entire political career I have fought prejudice. I have just returned from Bradford’s Holocaust Memorial event where people across cultures and faiths joined together to say “We bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust and will never forget its lessons.

In the words of the Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, as quoted in the booklet ‘Holocaust Memorial Day – Learning Lessons from the past to create a safer, better future': “I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

The original problem was never his criticism of Israel per se, rather his use of “the Jews”. Guido hopes LibDem HQ note Ward is standing by that. Every time he opens his mouth he makes this worse.

UPDATE: And as if by magic, David Ward is still digging. He has spoken to the BBC:

“I’ve spoken to the chief whip, and he’s got his views. I don’t feel bad about it in any way. They consider my comments regrettable; I consider their reprimand regrettable.”

Apparently any further disciplinary would be “a sad reflection on the values we all hold so dearly, particularly on free speech”. Adding that he has had an “overwhelmingly positive” response from the public, with 80 unsolicited supportive emails, and just two from detractors.”

“While it was essential to remember the Holocaust as one of the most horrific examples of man’s inhumanity to man”, should we not also remember when there are examples of atrocities being committed in the present?”

Stay classy.


126 Comments

  1. 1
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says:

    That’s my boy

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Ignorant, divisive waffle based on pandering to an electorate by stirring up ill-feeling and pandering to extremism. Ken Livingstone would be so proud.

  3. 3
    Nicholas Heneghan says:

    Its “per se”, old son.

  4. 4
    Georgous George says:

    and me

  5. 5
    The grand mufti says:

    I like this infidel, I will ensure that the brothers vote for him when they’re back from enforcing Sharia on the kuffars.

  6. 6
    Jimmy says:

    I’m appalled that the vicious anti semites running this blog consider this earth shattering event to be worthy of only four stories so far.

  7. 7
    The grand mufti says:

    It’s “it’s” old boy.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    It’s it’s old son

  9. 9
    CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

    Desperate attempt to woo those colonists in his ward whom 75% of the British know are not compatible with civilisation.

  10. 10
    James Delingpole says:

    FREE SPEECH etcs

  11. 11
    Rh- says:

    why is the liberal/left so fixated in calling everyone nazis and evil?

    Is this transference activity and being seriously in denial in that they really do secretly hanker to dress in black tunic and jodhpurs, pin the siegrunen to the lapel, climb aboard the old panzerkampfwagen and kick in polands back doors?

  12. 12
    Olly plimsoles says:

    Does he have a foreskin?

  13. 13
    The taxman says:

    that will be £50 please

  14. 14
    Tower Hamlets postal votes says:

    +6000 fellow supporters

    Sent from my 1 bed apartment

  15. 15
    Michael Winner says:

    Stop pushing your restaurant

    http://www.perseny.com/

  16. 16
    Quaesitum ad fontem solos deducere verpos says:

    No

  17. 17
    Popeye says:

    Sack him Cleggie. Go on, you know you want to.

  18. 18
    Innit says:

    Plus VAT, gotta pick a pocket or two-ooo.

  19. 19
    Quaesitum ad fontem solos deducere verpos says:

    Please take a full refund and mind your ego on the way out

  20. 20
    A few others says:

    P H E W

    Jimmy Savile cannot be stripped of knighthood, say officials

  21. 21
    Hava Nagila says:

    Israel is not a Jainist state.
    Israelis are not Hindu.
    The “Law of Return” does not allow Mormons to settle in the country.
    The Israeli flag does not feature a crucifix.
    The traditional Presbyterian toast is not “The State and President of Israel”.
    Israel is not described as “the Lutheran State”.

    Now do you get it?

    (And this is the fourth comment made on this topic, with the first three being deleted because, as we all know, Guido is all about free speech.)

  22. 22
    Nick Clegg says:

    Can I ask the audience, or maybe phone a friend?

  23. 23
    Innit says:

    I think it was Stalin who kicked in the back door. Those smartly dressed chaps went in by the front.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Britain is experiencing ‘worse slump than during Great Depression’

    Britain’s recent economic performance is the worst since records began in the pre-Victorian era, experts said today, apart from the two immediate post-war slumps.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9826857/Britain-is-experiencing-worse-slump-than-during-Great-Depression.html

  25. 25
    Skorpian De Rooftrouser says:

    The drivel that came out of this Libdem MPs mouth is exactly the same sort of crap that is spouted by the BBC and Guardian on a daily basis

  26. 26
    Chris Huhne says:

    A good day to bury bad news.

  27. 27
    BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

    Like Gordo the Magnificent picking his nose, he doesn’t know he’s doing it. Another Schutzen-Staffel LibDem.

    Dr Jenny Tonge, moistens.

  28. 28
    Captain George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Steady as she goes. Slow her right down

  29. 29
  30. 30
    Gideon Wallpaper MP says:

    What bad news?

  31. 31
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    No compensation.

    Is this a first?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21195269

  32. 32
    Joss Taskin says:

    Doesn’t your wife make all the decisions ?

  33. 33
    D-Notice says:

    Something to do with him speeding on the A12 I think

  34. 34
    Skorpian De Rooftrouser says:

    Lets face it the left has always been anti-semetic, anti-christain, anti-brit and anti-democratic.

  35. 35
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    Gove the Gimp openly describes himself as a Zionist

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    What rubbish. I’m getting sick and tired of landrobbing ciooks using some hollowcaust to garner sympathy. They don’t give a flying fart about any victims.

  37. 37
    michael says:

    Dizzy Dave must be running scared of Galloways mob… in his increasingly muslim constituency.

  38. 38
    Judge not unless says:

    All rise.

    Have a nice weekend.

  39. 39
    CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

    http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=300848

    Hamas to establish military academy for schoolkids

  40. 40
    old SHEP says:

    RIP Sir Jimmy :-) or :-(

  41. 41
    Tom Fatson says:

    He’s managed to smear a whe race, he’s so much better than me ………….

  42. 42
    CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

    Have you considered visiting your psychiatrist?

  43. 43
    Skorpian De Rooftrouser says:

    What will happen is this pice of crap will have the whip removed and Cleggie will get him into the house of lords with the Rancid One Tonge

  44. 44
    Liam Byrne says:

    There’s no money left.

  45. 45
    Shmuel Fatpiggybankowitz says:

    Ach OyVey! My grandparents died. Feel sorry for me and attack Iran. I need more arms aid to execute Palestinians! Shalom!

  46. 46
    Stephanie Flanders says:

    Boris pays Andrew Gilligan £38,000 a year to get on his bike.

    ” Not on me I hope “

  47. 47
    Anonanonanon says:

    wow all my replies are censored……..well “if your not taking flak you’re not hitting the target”……anyway last try

    This man has exercised free speech, nothing wrong with that, wish there were more like him.

    he is saying what million think, but haven’t the gust to say…….Criticism of Israel, is Criticism of Israel…It only becomes “antisemitism” if people cower to the accusation, run scared and retract!

    Good for him!

  48. 48
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    errrrr 38K for Part Time Part Time Job.

    Will continue to write reams of dross for his other 3 jobs… the Telegrapgh…C4… and Press TV

  49. 49
    Judge and Jury says:

    Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is charged with violent conduct by the FA after kicking a ball boy in match against Swansea – @SkyNewsBreak

    Sharia Law for some

    FA Law for the rest

  50. 50
    michael says:

    I’m sure I read a bright yellow ‘kil da jews’ slogan in an Undercliffe junction office window.

  51. 51
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    AJAC’s…Mod that

  52. 52
    CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

    We’re solving the debt bubble by….

    Creating even more debt…

    Wonder why it isn’t working?

  53. 53
    CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

    Solve the debt bubble problems by increasing the amount of debt?!?

    Wonder why that isn’t working?

  54. 54
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    The ball boy was an arse…but Hazard did over react…you cant go around kicking 17 years olds.

  55. 55
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    In fact while I am at it, give the Malvina Islands back.

  56. 56
    CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

    Yes, kick those who are occupying Gaza back to the Jordan they were booted out of.

  57. 57
    Grand Mufti says:

    Yes you can, if they are your wife and you have been married at least 8 years.

  58. 58
    VERITAS says:

    He has a point how can a supposed Zionist ho has lived most of his life in Brooklyn orNorth London then decamp to The Gaza or the West Bank and proclaim that its hos homeland because of some biblical text and create homelessness for thousands of bedouins,people forget tht the Hokocaust was perpetrated by Western Europeans and not the Arabs.

  59. 59
    CarryHole is a stupendous Hunt says:

    They are! They had to be taken back with force from the Argies who tried to steal it from the Falklanders.

  60. 60
    Kebab time gives me a boner says:

    This sort of thing leaves a nasty taste in Nick Boles’ mouth.

  61. 61
    VERITAS says:

    This LibDem has a point because you condemn the Israeli excesses in the West Bank or Gaza dosnt make you anti Semitic.

  62. 62
    Kebab time gives me a boner says:

    Gove does whatever his big bulldyke of a husband tells him to.

    Or else no strap on.

  63. 63
    Raving Loon says:

    He is entitled to say whatever he likes, he just can’t expect to keep his job by being openly anti-semitic.

  64. 64
    Bradford East voter says:

    Grand Mufti I salute you.

    Ward is no Jew Hater he just wants to be re-elected so he must say what he must say, to keep on the Westminster Gravy Train.

    Not an Infidel just lower than short shit

  65. 65
    Anonanonanon says:

    For those who don’t know, I believe this is where he drew his comparison….

    http://www.thehypertexts.com/Nakba%20Holocaust%20Palestinians%20Index.htm

    Have to say……they are rather “comparable”

  66. 66
    העלא says:

    Bradford East MP

    Is he thinking of his constituents maybe?

  67. 67
    Just sayin' says:

    Galloway, Bradford West MP

    Ward, Bradford East MP

  68. 68
    Mr Laws 4 1 but not 4 me says:

    kicked in the back door

    oooooh, duckie

  69. 69
    Prof Pangloss says:

    What a load of total codswallop. we have experienced worse times than the current ones. Many more people were unemployed in the early 1980s

  70. 70
    Universal Hiss says:

    I have gust.

    I will say that the people of Israel have shown & do show remarkable restraint under severe & constant intimidation from the muzzie hordes.

  71. 71
    A.N. Other says:

    I had the same problem earlier. I asked whether ______ was still a _____ state.

    Unbelievable intolerance there from the Guido’s modbot.

  72. 72
    A.N. Other says:

    I have no problem with people calling themselves that.

    What I object to is people not being able to draw inferences, and inferences at all, about the activities of the government of ————- and the kinds of people who support it and being censored whenever they do.

  73. 73
    Ed Balls says:

    you say that like its a bad thing!

  74. 74
    My hamster has just bitten Freddie Star says:

    I know we all have our crosses to bear but this MP has a real chip on his shoulder .

    He should stop feeling sorry for himself, get back in his office and see how he can help improve the lives of his constituents .

  75. 75
    A.N. Other says:

    You are right. That is normally the case.

    But sometimes they don’t show such restraint. Such is the nature of human beings.

  76. 76
    Billy Butlin says:

    They are Welsh in Barry Island .

  77. 77
    A.N. Other says:

    Maybe he is just thinking for himself.

  78. 78
    Casual Observer says:

    One hopes that he has not misread the apparent change in US policy towards !srael and is trying to front run what will be an apparent change of US Foreign Policy position.

    Very dangerous game to play if so.

    One best left to the Hagel’s of this world, and even he is very careful to steer clear of this specific issue. Has Ward any interests developing with !ran ? Or is he reflecting the views of his constituents.

  79. 79
    Back@woodsman says:

    ‘fought prejudice’ – he’s going with the Mcshame defence gambit, I see. If a socialist was caught on camera robbing a blind pensioner, whilst simultaneously nobbing a choir boy, he’d still try the ‘fighting prejudice’ defence.

  80. 80
    Mad Gordon McMad says:

    He’s just doing what all Limpdems do; i.e. tailoring his views to his electorate.

  81. 81
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    baa

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    Population of 18 – 65 are 38 million. According to Cameron 29.5 million are employed (even part timers looking for full time job and students who has part time jobs) 2.5 million are unemployed.

    What happened to the rest of the 6 million (38-29.5-2.5)?

  83. 83
    Gonk III says:

    Bladder control is for wimps

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    So … Guido is Jewish, then?

    For why else would he be bothered?

  85. 85
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    Come on…lets face it, the Israelis are proper neo nut F*uck Wits. They make the NRA look like pussy cats.

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    If someone locked me up in a coalshed for 50 years and passed bread and water through a flap to keep me alive and tortured me every day, and I finally got released by the police after 50 years, then after my release I would not try to forcibly lock-up my own neighbours in their houses for no good reason, even for 5 minutes.

    It’s that kind of total lack of empathy that he’s speaking about, and he’s quite right.

    NOBODY gets special treatment, that’s the whole point. You should be allowed to criticise whoever you want when they’re doing something wrong.

    The “you’re just being anti-semitic” line of defence is an insidious and spurious one, and the only purpose such a defence serves is to galvanise the people who you’re trying to beat with a stick.

  87. 87
    Breathless in Corby says:

    Now the Yanks are self sufficient in oil they dont want to know about the Middle East .

    Not that keen on Africa too where Hollande has left both himself and the whole of Europe wide open .

    As for all those paper dollars ?

  88. 88
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    Has the Zio*nist Gimp Gove released those FOI docs and emails yet.

    or did he send them all to Mrs Blurts email account

    The day is coming Guido !!!!!!

  89. 89
    Sir William says:

    Unfortunately, many otherwise rational people cannot think of the 4x2s without the red mists of hatred descending. As they may think of themselves as liberal or progressive, this produces a cognitive dissonance that can only be relieved by projecting their hatred onto Isr-el.

    The test is: out of all the troubled parts of the world, they obsess about a small sliver of land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan. Nowhere else produces the same visceral response.

  90. 90
    Everyone in Parliament says:

    True. These compulsory civic events commemorating things from before everyone was born are a real distraction from the proper business of making expenses claims. But what can you do? The voters expect it.

  91. 91
    Kebabs R Us says:

    The j e w s need to get over themselves. They are no more the chosen people than Asda’s food is ‘chosen by you’

  92. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Whither Hoon?

  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    But we have not had had a bigger banking crash since Overend and Gurney and at least that was investment in infrastructure not “just” mortgage fraud on a stupendous scale: from the West Coast of the USA to the Renaissance of the North the Scottish Bankers (Halifax, HBOS, Northern Rock and RBS) had lapped it all up, egged on by Gordon Brown who had similarly mortgaged (PFI’d) the future of public service delivery.

  94. 94
    Universal Hiss says:

    Quite.

    It’s very tiresome.

  95. 95
    Universal Hiss says:

    Look out.There are 5,000 rockets aimed at you.

    We send them in peace.

  96. 96
    Oswald Mosely says:

    One of my own, excellent

  97. 97
    The Grand Mufti says:

    Hey Moussa your girlfriend’s posting now.

  98. 98
    The Grand Mufti says:

    I would like to make it clear that this man is a kuffar imposter.
    One may, inshallah, kick one’s wife after 1 day and as long as she’s out of nappies.
    I hope this helps.

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    How many Russians were there killed in WWII, who cares?

  100. 100
    rumpleforeskin says:

    did somebody say tits ?

  101. 101
    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    Fuck me Guido, isn’t it about time you blocked this Taffy Tosser who keeps ruining your blog with his pointless YouTube spamming? He has nothing pertinent to say and just seems to post anti-English abuse.

    YOU! TAFFY TWAT! WHY DON’T YOU CREATE YOUR OWN BLOG WHERE YOU CAN POST POINTLESS SHIT TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT?

  102. 102
    Laughing hangman says:

    God help Bradford then because the two tossers who are MPs won’t.

  103. 103
    Anonymous says:

    1. Let the footloose members of the current generation from Africa and Asia benefit from the centuries of work and suffering of past generations of Europe.

    2. Who decided that only one State in the Middle East should have Atomic Weapons?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  104. 104
    Chris Huhne says:

    I got let off.

  105. 105
    Howls of Outrage says:

    Gosh I am so tired of oversensitive Jewry. Don’t they ever get bored of it?

  106. 106
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, they muzzies should just move out completely and give god’s chosen ones their land.
    They should feel honoured to do so..

  107. 107
    Anonymous says:

    Spot on!

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    Yet Isr ae lis kill far more Pale stinians with their billionsworth of scrounged hitech weaponry.

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    Replies censored, there is no con sp iracy.

  110. 110
    Parasite says:

    Where exactly does he compare himself to a holocaust survivor? It looks to me like he merely quotes one to make a point. Paul Staines is a poodle on a short leash on all matters Israel, and no libertarian.

  111. 111
    RodCrosby says:

    Yawn..

    just another manufactured witch-hunt (timed to perfection) against anyone who deviates one iota from the tenets of the Cult of Holocaustianity…

    Some Jews have even received the same treatment

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-e

    http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.p

  112. 112
    Extremely ancient seafarer says:

    Careful what you wish for – you may get a couple of rabid Imams as their next MPs.

  113. 113
    Extremely ancient seafarer says:

    Er, let me guess…. Britain and bank rupt?

  114. 114
    Extremely ancient seafarer says:

    Is this another ‘fill in the gaps’ compo?

    May I offer: whole, white, whore, whale, whose, wheel

  115. 115
    Extremely ancient seafarer says:

    If they merged their sky fairy beliefs, would they all become jezzies?

  116. 116
    Extremely ancient seafarer says:

    What, like facilitating their return whence they came you mean?

  117. 117
    Extremely ancient seafarer says:

    I think you will find that Downing Street produces similar reactions – from both sides of the fence, depending on which team is currently in residence.

  118. 118
    The Star Board says:

    Not even a pound ?

  119. 119
    Boy Racer says:

    I can give you a few points.

  120. 120
    Boy Racer, East Lee says:

    Best to keep it above Mach 3.

  121. 121
    FakeBlood says:

    Lib Dems are after the Muslim vote then.

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    They need to start young because their neighbours are hell bent on destroying Palestine and ethnically cleansing them from their own lands. They should train their women as snipers, like the
    Is relais do.

  123. 123
    Basileus says:

    They’ll be losing the votes of everyone else

  124. 124
    Anonymous says:

    They have a Jewish leader, you moron.

  125. 125
    Anonymous says:

    “To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize” Voltaire.

  126. 126

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