Campaign Against Anti-Semitism has reignited calls for the disgraced Baroness Tonge to vacate her seat in the House of Lords, after she suggested that the Israeli government bears responsibility for the Pittsburgh attack. This is just the latest in a long, long list of anti-Semitic flirtations and jew blaming by the former Liberal Democrat health spokesperson.
Jewish voices have called on the Liberal Democrats who installed Tonge in the House of Lords to demand her removal. The campaign to force her out has already won support from the Lib Dem youth wing. Charlie Kennedy appointed her to the Lords when he was leader. Will the current leader, Vince Cable, add his voice?
Remarkable that until now they had allowed her to stay as a member and join the by-election campaign. The LibDem Richmond candidate (above centre) clearly doesn’t have much of a problem with her…
Man says Jews were responsible for the Holocaust; panel thanks man, BDS is mentioned, general applause pic.twitter.com/3FbBNoXUjm
— Yiftah Curiel (@yiftahc) October 26, 2016
Jenny Tonge, who Richmond LibDems have put front and centre of their by-election campaign, has hosted an event in parliament in which Jews were blamed for the Holocaust. In the video above Tonge listens and does not interject when an audience member claims Jews “antagonised Hitler” and that the Holocaust was caused by “Judea declaring war on Germany”. Another audience member said “If anybody is antisemitic, it’s Israelis themselves”. The Israeli embassy say the comments are “hard to believe”. Jenny Tonge is intimately involved in the LibDem by-election campaign, the party have refused to condemn her this week…
The LibDem by-election campaign in Richmond is off to an ominous start, with the local party yesterday welcoming disgraced ex-MP Jenny Tonge back into the fold. Tonge is a former Richmond Park MP – despite losing the whip in the Lords she is still a LibDem member, the party has ignored her string of anti-Semitism scandals including one just last week. The photo above was posted yesterday by the official Richmond LibDem Twitter account, showing Tonge is intimately involved in their campaign. Well done chaps.
LibDem peer Jenny Tonge has worked out who is to blame for the rise in anti-Semitism: Israel, of course! ‘Jihad Jenny’ sent this letter to the Guardian yesterday. They decided against printing it but Guido reproduces it below:
Subject: Tough on anti Semitism/ tough on the causes of anti Semitism?
The recent Select Committee Report on anti Semitism is to be welcomed, but it would have been more useful if it had investigated the causes of anti Semitism too. It is difficult to believe that a 75% increase in anti Semitism it reports, have been committed by people who simply hate Jewish people for no reason. It is surely the case that these incidents are reflecting the disgust amongst the general public of the way the government of Israel treats Palestinians and manipulates the USA and ourselves to take no action against that country’s blatant disregard of International Law and the Geneva Conventions…
Be tough on the causes of anti Semitism as well as the loathsome sentiment itself.
Dr Jenny Tonge