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Anti-Semitism Watch: LibDem Jenny Tonge makes her move to join Labour?

Baroness Jenny Tonge has been suspended by the Liberal Democrats. Yes, we know, some news there that Tonge and the LibDems still exist. And when you hear the story you might suppose that Tonge has been auditioning for membership to the un-anti-Semetic Labour Party.

Today, a LibDem spokesperson tells media: “The party has suspended the membership of Jenny Tonge. We take her comments very seriously and have acted accordingly.”

Suspended. Not kicked out. Put on hold. That’s how big a deal anti-Semitism is nowadays among the elite. It is not their problem.  Of course, nothing is fact. As the Guardian  states: “Jenny Tonge quits Lib Dems after suspension for alleged antisemitic comments.”

Tonge noted on Facebook:

“In the course of the evening one member of the audience made a ‘rant’ against Israel quoting some very confused history which I confess I did not hear or understand! I then called the next member of the audience and moved on. The contribution was ignored by the audience after a few claps of relief! Apparently this is my sin! I am at last free of being told what I must and must not say on the issue of Palestine, lest it offends the Israel lobby here, who like to control us, as they do in the USA.

“They are trying to destroy the Labour Party with spurious accusations of antisemitism and now they have set their sights on the Lib Dems. I have never been antisemitic, and never will be. I am anti-injustice and that is why I criticise the Israeli government’s flagrant disregard for international law and human rights in the Occupied territories of Palestine and Gaza.”

The story goes that earlier this week Baroness Tonge hosted an event in the House of Lords run by the Palestine Return Council. The events was part of a campaign for Britain to apologise for the 1917 Balfour Declaration that led to the creation of a Jewish home in Palestine.

The Jewish Chronicle notes: “Attendees applauded when another member of the audience claimed that “if anybody is antisemitic, it’s the Israelis themselves.”

The paper adds:

Last week Baroness Tonge published a letter online which she said she had sent to The Guardian. In the letter, she discussed the Home Affairs Committee’s report on antisemitism, saying: “It is difficult to believe that a 75% increase in antisemitism it reports, have [sic] been committed by people who simply hate Jewish people for no reason.”

The Times reported on the event:

An audience member was applauded after suggesting that Hitler only decided to kill all the Jews after he was provoked by anti-German protests led by a rabbi in Manhattan. The speaker… said that in the 1930s Rabbi Stephen Wise, whom he described as a heretic, “made the boycott on Germany, the economic boycott… which antagonised Hitler, over the edge, to then want to systematically kill Jews wherever he could find them”.

The speaker went on:

“As opposed to . . . make Germany free of Jews, a Jew-free land. He became a madman after this boycott. Judea declares war on Germany. In Manhattan they had 100,000 people marching in the economic boycott in 1935, it was the same heretic rabbi who caused that.”

The speaker also said that Rabbi Wise told the New York Times in 1905 that there were “six million bleeding and suffering reasons to justify Zionism”. He urged the audience to note the number. This famous quotation is regularly used by Holocaust deniers to suggest that the figure of six million Jews later killed by the Nazis was a myth.

Another audience member opined:

“Chaim Weizmann [a founder of Israel] did a confidence trick back in 1917/1918. He made the British establishment think that world Jewry had power that it just didn’t have. The trouble is, 100 years on, I am not talking about world Jewry, I am talking about that segment which we called the Zionist movement, has that power and it has that over our own parliament.”

David Collier notes on his blog: “This is the transference of classic antisemitic tropes, from the hand of the Jew to the hands of the Zionist.”

The Times adds: “Lady Tonge made no attempt to challenge the provocative comments.”

David Aaronovitch observes:

“Ten years ago the baroness did the old one about Jewish financial power in the form of “the pro-Israeli lobby has got its grips on the western world, its financial grips. She got a reprimand from her party leader for it. Six years ago it was the ancient blood libel (Jews kill gentiles for their blood or body parts, see also under Shylock), when she demanded an inquiry into absurd allegations that an Israeli aid mission to Haiti was harvesting organs from Haitians. She lost a front bench job for that.”

And no, she was not booted out of the LibDems. He conbtinues:

Before she resigned, Baroness Tonge was suspended, not expelled, from her utterly complacent party. Because actually many people don’t care that much about antisemitism any more. They say they do, but they don’t. They cluck but secretly they think antisemitism isn’t really a problem, that Jews are generally rich and can look after themselves and that — one way or another — they probably have it coming.

In the Guardian we read:

Lady Tonge, the Liberal Democrat peer, is calling for Israel to set up an inquiry to disprove allegations that its medical teams in Haiti “harvested” organs of earthquake victims for use in transplants…

Attacking Israel’s policies is one thing; insinuating that the army of the Jewish state is stealing organs or – as the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published last year, that the IDF was killing Arabs for their organs – is to repeat what antisemites were saying about the Jews in the darkest periods of history. A blood libel, in short.

One hundred and seventy years ago, the Damascus blood libel shocked the world. On 5 February 1840, Father Thomas, the superior of the Capuchin house in Damascus, and his Muslim servant disappeared. The local Jews were immediately accused of murdering the two for the intention of using their blood for making Passover Matzot. Several Jews were arrested and tortured, and some of them died, not before producing “confessions”.

The Guardian says:

The peer has a long track record of making trenchant criticisms of Israel. In 2004, when she was an MP, she was sacked from the frontbench by then party leader Charles Kennedy after she suggested that she would become a suicide bomber if she was Palestinian. At the time, Israel had endured repeated suicide bombings carried out by Palestinians during the second intifada. She was made a peer the following year.

In September, the Sunday Times noted:

A PROMINENT peer is considering defection to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party after “a lifetime” in the Liberal Democrats. Baroness Tonge said she was “thinking about” joining Labour and “a lot of people” in her party were pondering the move as they found Corbyn “a breath of fresh air”.

Smell that?


Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment

LibDems Align UK Government The Clerical Fascism Of Hamas And Want Israel Destroyed

Liberal Democrat Party Leader Nick Clegg (centre), and PPC David Ward meet members of the public during a visit to Printing Roller Services in Bradford, Yorkshire.

Liberal Democrat Party Leader Nick Clegg (centre), and PPC David Ward meet members of the public during a visit to Printing Roller Services in Bradford, Yorkshire.

THE Liberal Democrats has excerpted influence on the Government. The UK  will suspend some of its arms exports to Israel if the current ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is broken.

The business department said a review of UK exports to Israel had identified the 12 licences for “components which could be part of equipment used by the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza”. They include equipment for military radar, combat aircraft and tanks.

Vince Cable, the business secretary, said: “We welcome the current ceasefire in Gaza and hope that it will lead to a peaceful resolution. However, the UK government has not been able to clarify if the export licence criteria are being met. In light of that uncertainty we have taken the decision to suspend these existing export licences in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities.

“No new licences of military equipment have been issued for use by the Israeli Defence Forces during the review period, and as a precautionary measure this approach will continue until hostilities cease.”

The export suspension comes after a long and fierce battle within the coalition over restricting arms sales to Israel. The prime minister, David Cameron, and the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, have been resisting demands from Cable and the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg calling for the immediate suspension of exports.

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Posted: 13th, August 2014 | In: Politicians, Reviews | Comment

Apple’s Foxconn interns paid better than Lib Dem interns

SO there was this great big campaign, with petitions and plays and online sign ups and the usual ignorant outrage displayed on Twitter and Facebook about how appalling the working conditions and pay were at Foxconn. You know, the giant seris of factories in China that make everything for Apple and HP and Microsoft and all.

We’ve now got the results from an in depth investigation into those working conditions and pay.

The general finding is that poor people work long hours for not much money. Well, yes, that’s true, that’s what being poor means, working long hours for not much money. Shrug, that’s what poor people in poor countires do, that’s why we describe them as poor and that’s why we’d like them to carry on having an industrial revolution so they can become rich like us.

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Posted: 30th, March 2012 | In: Key Posts, Money, Politicians, Technology | Comment

Would Be LibDem MP Beat Family Cat To Death

MIKE Dixon was the LibDems’ prospective parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Northfield. He stood for election three times. He lost three times. He is unlikely to get the job now tht he is in jail for using a walking stick to beat to death Tipsy the  family cat.

The story goes that when Tipsy scratched one of Dixon’s grandchildren at his home in Kidderminster, Worcs., he reacted.

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Posted: 12th, March 2011 | In: Politicians | Comment

The LibDems Invent The Fraud-Proof Card For Fraudsters

IMMIGRATION is the hot topic. And the LibDems are on top of it. They propose:

Tough penalties will be put in place for fraud in procurement of a fraud-proof social security card.

How can it fail?

Posted: 4th, May 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment

Will Those Jews And Organ Snatchers Do For LibDem Madeleine Kirk?

MADELEINE Kirk, Liberal Democrat would be MP for York Outer, reportedly, tells the audience at York University that she supports Lib Dem peer Jenny Tonge’s demand for an invetigaion into whispers that Israel steals organs from dead bodies in Haiti. An evil crime, right?

How Those Jews Did For True Liberal Jenny Tonge

She says the Israeli need to disprove the allegations.

Israelis should also disprove rumours that they suck babies blood, were Romans that killed Jesus, runs the world from a flat in Hounslow, think paedophilia is ok, gets the black to do their muscle work, are watching you, lace the water supply with smack, voted for Kerry Katona to win I’m A Celebrity and set out to make the Germans look bad.

You can read more about Baroness Tonge here. After a Nick Clegg dither, she was removed from her role as the party’s health spokeswoman in the Lords.

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Posted: 2nd, May 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (4)

Good News – Bad News: LibDems Score A Celebrity Backer: It’s Heather Mills

THE LibDems can rejoice! They’ve scored a celebrity fan. Good news. Goooood news! Who is it? Why, it’s Heather Mills.

Many people love the Lib Dems but think ‘what’s the point?’, but if they all voted they would make a difference.”

Hold your fire, fiscal maharishi Vince Cable. The original Dear Prudence is here…

Heather Mills – The Funny Ones

Posted: 9th, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment

Anna Arrowsmith Holds Porn Film Casting Call At LibDem Spring Conference: Pictures

LIBDEM candidate for Gravesham, Kent, Anna Arrowsmith, aka porn director Anna Span, was spotted attending the party’s spring casting call at the ICC, Birmingham. The award-winning female porn director was there to cast her knowing eye over the mob. As it says on the website, albeit last updated six years ago when Anna was 32 – a  pox on those web designers::

Anna is liberal and open-minded but politically she supports The Labour Party, for all its sins. Anna lives in Soho, London.”

Posted: 13th, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

Porn Film Director Anna Arrowsmith, Aka Anna Span, Is LibDem Candiate For Kent

ANNA Arrowsmith, also known as director Anna Span, is MD of Easy on the Eye Productions, purveyors of such titles as Good Service, Hoxton Honey, Hug A Hoodie and Uniform Behaviour. Mrs Arrowsmith is the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Gravesham, Kent.

As the blurb for Good Service says:

What does one have to do to get a decent shag these days?

Become an MP?

Jacqui Smith is yet to respond but should Mrs Arrowsmith get the vote, MPs and their spouses may qualify for some kind of staff discount.

Mrs Arrowsmith says:

“If people don’t know what I do for a living then they would never know. The local party and the local people who I have so far met have seen that I’m very driven.”

A spokesman for the Liberal Democrats offers:

“The Liberal Democrats are proud to have candidates throughout the country with a great diversity of backgrounds and life experiences. Anna will be a strong candidate for Gravesham, and with her family links to the area we believe she is the best person to bring fairness to local people.”

Labour prospective parliamentary candidate for Gravesham Kathryn Smith is not in the least bit patronising when she says:

“What Anna does is certainly an unusual occupation but that is her choice and it doesn’t offend me.”


“What concerns me more is the Liberal Democrat’s confusion on the economy and soft approach on crime. They flip flop between expensive spending commitments one minute and promises of tax cuts the next.”

But Anna Span is good on health. This from A&O Department:

After many frustrated years working for the National Health clinics, these buxom matrons started their very own private hospital to service the needy.

And as for being tough on crime – there’s the Uniform Behaviour training video:

Britain’s hard working emergency services caught with their pants down! Often in groups of three or four. They’ll do whatever the job requires to serve the public

Vote Anna. And vote often!

Privately, Anna has been into all sorts of things including the contemporary arts, film, music, philosophy, photography, travelling (in early twenties she travelled around U.S.A, Cuba, Jamaica, Israel, Egypt, Europe, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe,) reading, fashion, music, shopping – and porn, porn, porn!!!


Top Ten Political Skin Flicks Ever:

Home Sexretary
Phwoar! On Terror
Supergun – Iraq Tails
Private Members Bill
Her Majesty’s Pleasure
The All-Women Shorts List
Under-Secretary of State
Administer For Women
Nine Into 11
Cabinet Reshuffle

Posted: 11th, March 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)

LibDems Reclassify Knitting As Class B Drug

MORE developments from the LibDem conference, and news that knitting is to be recalssified as a gateway hobby.

Says one addict:

“I started on booties for Princess Diana’s son William and before long I was knitting all the time. People began to stare and shops refused to let me in. I once knitted Noel Edmonds. The only place I knew I wouldn’t be seen was in Bournemouth, at the LibDem conference…”


The Liberal Democrat Conference In Pictures, Not Waltergate

Posted: 24th, September 2009 | In: Politicians | Comments (3)

The Liberal Democrat Conference In Pictures, Not Waltergate


WALTER Wolfgang, the 86-year-old Labour member since 1948, a man who escaped Nazi Germany in 1937, a former vice-chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and a member of the Stop the War Coalition, really has changed.

The LibDems, unlike Labour, welcome hecklers. The LibDems welcome input from anyone able to understand their policies and care enough comment on them. Anyone want to heckle..? Anyone. ANYONE!

In the meantime, talk among yourselves…

Walter Walter Everywhere

Taking Liberties: This Is Not Tony Blair’s Police State

Posted: 23rd, September 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)

The Top Ten G20 Protestor CamCorders

VIOLENCE in London at the G20 face off. Football fans know the police tactics well, but others are always so shocked when police use violence.

Bring a camera. Say “Liberties!” And get a load of those babes!

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Posted: 2nd, April 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment

LibDEms Call For Urgent Heated Debate Of Gaza, Next Week

DAVID Heath MP has seen the TV pictures from Israel and Gaza and wants it known that he knows something is happening there. From his position on a sofa overlooking the TV, he says:

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Posted: 8th, January 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment

Change: Barack Obama Wants To Be Nick Clegg

NICK Clegg believes in change. So does Barack Obama.

Joe Biden wants to be Neil Kinnock. Obama fancies himself as Clegg, the originator of change…

Posted: 17th, September 2008 | In: Politicians | Comments (2)