Nick Clegg was too weak to sack David Ward for his “the Jews” rant last month, instead giving Bradford East’s answer to Mel Gibson a final warning. Has Ward learned his lesson and quietly moved to the shadows? Of course not.
Yesterday he was blaming that old classic, the “machine” conspiracy, and today he called for a boycott of Israel. Worst of all he has also asked Jewish News it would all be alright if he used the phrase “Jewish community”, rather than his own personal favourite, “the Jews”.
So, was it really a yellow card?