Baronness Jenny Tonge is a game trier. With all the grace and elegance of Euston Station. She’s the one who opined that if she had been born a Palestinian she’d probably have become a suicide bomber. Go for it, girl! She’s back in the news over her comments at the Lib Dem conference that the “pro-Israeli lobby has got its financial grips on the Western World” and on “our party”. That’s right, Jen. They also spread typhus, don’t they?
Of course, as everyone knows, the Lib Dems aren’t in the grip of Jewish finance, they’re in the grip of Quaker finance (following a timely £2m donation the Lib Dems are now in effect a trading subsidiary of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust) but according to the Today Programme (that fount of wisdom and truth) Spinning Jenny’s repeated her remarks at Edinburgh University. Despite a polite letter from Sir Ming asking her not to. Dear me. Lady Elspeth will be annoyed.
Let’s hope Sir Ming comes through this trying time with flying colours.
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