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Lib Dems David Ward and Edward McMillan-Scott on bombing Israel and ‘disputatious Jews’

There’s quite a stooshie this morning, following David Ward’s latest contribution to peace in the Middle East. The Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East tweeted yesterday evening:


Readers will recall that Ward has form here: accusing ‘the Jews’ of atrocities in Palestine on one occasion. Ward has been roundly condemned overnight. Grants Shapps, the Conservative Party Chairman, accused Ward of ‘inciting violence’, while Fleet Street reports that Ward may face internal disciplinary action. But, not all Liberal Democrats have rounded on Ward. On the contrary, Edward McMillan-Scott, a former MEP, leant his support:


Update: Edward McMillan-Scott and David Ward have both apologised for these comments.

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