LibDems Silent on David ‘the Jews’ Ward

Despite vowing that David “The Jews” Ward would not automatically be let back into the party, it seems the LibDems, true to form, are quietly hoping a problem will go away if they ignore it enough. It didn’t work with Cyril Smith, Charles Kennedy or Lord Rennard, so why would it this time?

You would never have known Ward had done anything wrong from the way he has been swanning around conference, attending fringe events with Vince Cable. Guido is waiting for LibDem press office to get back to him on whether they have reinstated the whip automatically, or, as they claimed over the summer, Ward would face further scrutiny before being welcomed back into the fold. In the meantime tonight he is off to the event hosted by the, presumably niche group, LibDem Friends of Israel. Perhaps someone might like to ask Ward if he stands by his comments that the future of Israel is not guaranteed:

What could go wrong?

UPDATE: It seems Ward had second thoughts about his incendiary language this morning:




Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

“The terrifying truth is that the Opposition is too divided – within the parliamentary party, within the trades unions, within the Shadow Cabinet and even within the leader’s office – to be anything other than a veto player as far as Brexit goes, and the party’s whole gambit is really about trying to make that weakness look like a strength. Keir Starmer saying that Labour is “increasingly likely” to vote down the deal is simply a reflection of the fact that the one thing the Labour party will be able to agree on as far as Brexit goes is that Theresa May’s deal is no good.”

Sponsors

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.