David Ward stages a comeback

David Ward stages a comeback
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Today Tim Farron attempted to put a stop to questions over his Christianity, as he declared that he does not think gay sex is a sin. However, just a few hours later and the party have been plunged into another row.

David Ward has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Bradford East, where he lost his seat at the last election. The former Liberal Democrat MP is an interesting choice given Farron has said he wants his party to be a 'warm home' for Jews left alienated by Labour’s anti-semitism scandal.

In 2013, Ward was forced to apologise after saying on his website that he was 'saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps, be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza'.

Here's hoping an old dog can learn new tricks...

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