Martin Bright

What Makes a Labour Candidate Unsuitable?

What Makes a Labour Candidate Unsuitable?
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Stuart McLennan, Labour's candidate for Moray, has resigned over his Twitter stupidity and quite right too. What a repellent individual. And how obvious he made the fact by tweeting his every last small-minded thought.

So what of Battersea MP's Martin Linton's outburst warning about the "tentacles" of Israel that were buying the election? As I report in today's Jewish Chronicle, the Board of Deputies of British Jews has asked the Labour Party to consider Linton's suitability as a candidate. Linton has since apologised for the tentacles comments, but not for the suggestion that the Israel lobby has  undue influence on British politics. 

The apology is important, but the comparison remains an interesting one