Jihad Jenny Tonge resigns from Lib-Dems after antisemitic outburst

Happy dance

Ding dong the witch is gone!

Earlier this week I posted about an Israel Apartheid Week meeting at Middlesex University in London in which not only did Ken O’Keefe compare Jews to Nazis, but (h/t Richard Millett) Baroness Jenny Tonge, aka Jihad Jenny Tonge, who as a British MP ought to know and behave better, said the following:

…to beware of the Israel lobby because “once they have decided to go for you, they will go for you. I bear the scars” (clip 5). She finished by saying that “Israel is not going to be there forever” and warned that eventually Israel “will lose its support and then they will reap what they have sown.” (Clip 3)

Who are “they” and what does she imply will happen to them?

Richard Millett has posted the video clips of Jihad Jenny’s outbursts, one which I repost here. Go to Richard Millett’s blog to see the rest, if you have the stomach for it.

But now for the really good news. After protests and outcry from across the British political spectrum, Tonge has resigned (or been made to resign) from the Liberal-Democratic party and has resigned the Parliamentary Whip too.

From the first link above:

Ed Miliband:

“[There is] no place in politics for those who question [the] existence of the state of Israel. Nick Clegg must condemn Jenny Tonge’s remark and demand [an] apology.”

Labour Friends of Israel Chair John Woodcock MP said:
 
“Nick Clegg must act after this latest anti-Israel diatribe from Liberal Democrat Baroness Tonge. Comments and remarks such as these have absolutely no place in mainstream politics.”
 
“This is the latest in a series of outrageous remarks from Baroness Tonge – words of excuse or apology in response are no longer enough. Nick Clegg needs to take disciplinary action against his offensive peer to reassure people the government remains serious about a two state solution.”

 

From the second link (the JC) above:

 

Baroness Tonge has resigned from the Liberal Democrats following anti-Israel comments she made at an Israel Apartheid Week event.

She rejected an ultimatum from party leader Nick Clegg to apologise for the remarks and will no longer sit on the party’s benches in the House of Lords.

Confirming Baroness Tonge had left the Lib Dems, Mr Clegg said: “These remarks were wrong and offensive and do not reflect the values of the Liberal Democrats.

“I asked Baroness Tonge to withdraw her remarks and apologise for the offense she has caused. She has refused to do so and will now be leaving the party.

And about time too! This is great news for the upcoming Purim festival, where reversals of bad fortune into good are the theme of the day.

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16 Responses to Jihad Jenny Tonge resigns from Lib-Dems after antisemitic outburst

  1. cba says:

    “beware of the Israel lobby because “once they have decided to go for you, they will go for you. I bear the scars”

    Indeed you do, Jihad Jenny. Indeed you do bear the scars.

    For which I am very appreciative, you nasty piece of work.

  2. Andrea says:

    Are this kind of thoughts usual in Lib Dem ? I am a bit surprised honestly – I was expecting this coming out from party on the Far Left or Far Right, sometimes from some ( but not all ) Socialist organizations .
    My knowledge about UK politics is sureficial ( my fault, I admit, since it is a very important country ) but in Germany or in Italy and maybe in France as well it is not easy hearing such a thing in a supposed to be centrist party .

    • anneinpt says:

      The Lib-Dems have a reputation for being anti-Israel. In fact, although they are technically center, their policies and attitudes bring them much more to the left. I’m also not very up to date on British politics (I’ve been gone too long). Perhaps Brian Goldfarb or another British commenter can enlighten us some more.

  3. Mark Bernadiner says:

    Baroness Jenny Tonge – genetic idiot
    A bloody history of britain and europe:
    Colonization of America: almost entire native population (between 17 and 25 mln.) has been exterminated, the rest were put in concentration camps RESERVATIONS;
    Colonization of Australia: almost entire native population has been exterminated;
    Colonization of New Zeeland: almost entire native population has been exterminated;
    In Africa: slavery and murder of native population;
    In India: hundred thousands killed;
    In China: hundred thousands killed;
    In Israel: stealing over 75% of Israel territory and creation of illegal palestinian arab state of Jordan; help and support of Holocaust of thousands of Jews in 1920-40s; current support for islamofascism, elimination of the State of Israel and extermination of Jews, distributing fraudulent, fake and false information and reports on Israel and Jews;
    In Europe: signing 1938 Munich Agreement with Hitler that lead to WWII and death of 55+ mln. people around the world; support for Holocaust committed by Hitler and muslims under Huj Amin, mufti of Jerusalem, supervision.
    Still occupies Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
    In response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden, burning to death more German civilians (about 100, 000) including children than the number of people killed in Hiroshima.
    In 1944: when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children’s hospital, killing 83 little children.
    2011: Providing support to extremists in Libya, killing civilians, including children, destroying civilian infrastructure under false slogan of “no-fly zone”
    The list can go on and on and on, but the above is enough to conclude that britain is not legitimate entity, but a career-criminal gang, a pig farm of thieves, murderers and liars who have no legitimate right to exist on the Earth and must be eliminated.

    • anneinpt says:

      Thank you for your comment Mark and welcome to my blog.

      I wouldn’t go quite as far as calling Britain an illegitimate entity and the other epithets you used, but the history you provided is certainly proof of the hypocrisy of certain of Britain’s politicians and public personalities in criticizing and deligitimizing Israel.

      • Brian Goldfarb says:

        Except that in New Zealand, the Maoris fought the Brits to a standstill and thus got a reasonable peace treaty. And Mark omits the role of, eg, those of Dutch origin in Southern Africa, the Portugese in ditto, the French in West Africa and the Caribbean, The Germans in Africa, the Dutch (as Dutch) in the East Indies, the Belgians in the Congo.

        I don’t think any West European nation comes out of colonialism with any credit (and I forget the Italians in Ethiopia and Somaliland, the Spanish in North West Africa, the Caribbean, Central and Southern America, the Chinese in Tibet, and in the Uighur territory, the Russians…

        Does anyone in the North get any credit for any decent behaviour? No need to be anglo-phobic about this.

  4. Roxymuzak says:

    Tonge in cheeks.Foot in mouth more like. The Lib-Dems need to vet themselves for neo Nazis….

  5. Brian Goldfarb says:

    I must add to my comment above, re the sins of colonialism and colonialists. After the success of the American Revolution/War of Independence, any bad behaviour was all done by Americans, by no means all of whom were of British (or English) origin. Further, the same applies to Canada and Australia, after they became ‘Dominions’. Thus, one shouldn’t blame the British for what those now independent of Britain chose to do. They were not obliged to continue the practices they inherited and, while I’m here, it is important to note that Britain abolished the slave trade in 1807 and slavery throughout its colonies from 1837, 30 years before the USA, and without a war being needed to do so.

    Britain’s colonial record was bad enough without blaming it for other people’s sins as well.

  6. Rob Harris says:

    Its good to see Tonge getting the boot. Its interesting to see such a person being filled with so much hatred that her lack of respect for the truth reduces her to the point of idiocy. She says the US will get sick of giving money to “the US aircraft carrier of the Middle East that is Israel” Does that mean, according to her logic, that Israel does a good deal of service to warrant that money?

    Secondly, to the best of my knowledge there are no military US infrastructure in Israel other than a radar station. Perhaps she should also consider the numerous US bases in the Arab world?

    Thirdly, since when does the US give Israel 70 billion a year? Oh wait, maybe she was actually talking about what it would amount to in Italian Lira… 😀

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