Tuesday, 27 June 2006

Israel wil reap what it has sown

On 23 February 2012, former MP and Lib Dem peer, Lady Tonge, said this at Middlesex University:

"Beware Israel… Israel is not going to be there for ever in its present form. One day, the United States of America will get sick of giving £70BN A YEAR TO ISRAEL to support what I call America's aircraft carrier in the Middle East – that is Israel. One day, the American people are going to say to the Israel lobby in the USA: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Israel will lose support and THEN THEY WILL REAP WHAT THEY HAVE SOWN."
Oh, the politicians are catching up alright.

At least, the odd honest one is. When the usual suspects arose in uproar at her remarks, Lady Tonge explained that they were made during a 'very ill-tempered meeting in which Zionist campaigners attempted continually to disrupt proceedings.' She continued:

"They mouthed obscenities at the panelists, to the extent that university security attempted to remove them from the premises. The comments I made were in protest at the treatment of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank and the treatment of Israeli Arabs."
She also said this:

"I am disappointed the leadership of my party did not consult me before issuing a press release and seems always TO ABET THE REQUEST OF THE PRO-ISRAEL LOBBY. ISRAEL IS ACTING AGAINST INTERNATIONAL LAW, THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS. THEY DO THIS WITH IMPUNITY and if our political parties will not take action then individuals must."
Nick Clegg, leader of the Lib Dems, responded thus:

"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 offence she has caused. She has refused to do so and will now be leaving the party."
Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, added:

"I am appalled at Baroness Tonge's remarks. They are dangerous, inflammatory and unacceptable.

I commend Nick Clegg for his decisive action. Views such as those expressed by Baroness Tonge have no place in civil public discourse."
The Liberal Democrats Friends of Israel group was quoted thus:

"LDFI applaud Nick Clegg's decisive action in sacking Baroness Jenny Tonge. Nick rightly gave Jenny Tonge the chance to apologise and retract her recent statement on Israel and she declined. The rest is history."

John Woodcock MP, Chairman of Labour Friends of Israel, said:

"This is the latest in a series of outrageous remarks from Baroness Tonge – words of excuse or apology in response are no longer enough."
What would be 'enough,' John? A firing Squad? The rope? A cauldron full of boiling oil? Or just seven long years in jail for ‘incitement to racial hatred?’

Leon Brittan (Britansky) was the Home Secretary when the bill that upped the ante to two years in prison for ’incitement to racial hatred’ was first proposed.

His parents were Jewish immigrants.

Jack Straw, who describes himself as ‘a third-gereneration Jewish immigrant,’ was Home Secretary when another raft of race law saw the maximum penalty for this thought crime raised to seven years.

Jon Benjamin, the Chief Executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, issued this statement:

"Given her longstanding, pernicious views on Israel, her comment that Israel 'is not going to be there forever' is both sinister and abhorrent.

The machinations of the Board of British Deputies and was key in the creation of the voluminous body of British race law.

Lord Anthony Lester, on their behalf, suggested and wrote up much of the law himself and advised all shades of government as to how it might be implemented.

On 17 December 1998, just after Jack Straw's seven-year prescription for the 'racist' behaviours of the indigenous was introduced to the statute books, the Board of Deputies of British Jews issued the following triumphal communiqué:

"The Board has been at the forefront of the development of proposals for race relations legislation in the UK… The Defence Policy and Group Relations Division, which monitors the activities of political extremists and racists, has urged successive governments to enact and strengthen race relations legislation… It has also sought allies and made common cause with other religious and minority groups.

THE BOARD PLAYED A FUNDAMENTAL PART IN URGING UPON GOVERNMENT THE FIRST RACE RELATIONS ACT WHICH WAS BASED, IN PART, ON REPORTS PREPARED FOR THE BOARD BY PROFESSOR GEOFFREY BINDMAN AND LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL. Subsequently the Board has provided written and oral evidence to enquiries which preceded the passage of the Public Order Act 1986, the Criminal Justice Act 1994 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998...

We regard the proposals of the Commission for Racial Equality for legislative change to be well thought out and substantiated… We are pleased to welcome and endorse the CRE’s published proposals. In particular we draw attention to proposed 1B, which recommends that the Race Relations Act should apply to all aspects of the activities of Government and all Public Bodies. We would support the extension of the RRA to all government and public bodies. These organisations play a leading role in forming public opinion on social issues…

The Board can also see the case for new legislation to combat discrimination and incitement on religious grounds… We are also shortly to respond to the Government’s request that it might consider introducing specific legislation to outlaw Holocaust Denial…

In addition to changes in the main body of national law, changes are needed in the rules and regulations of many institutions and organisations."
And the Home Secretary who introduced the very first race law in 1965?

Frank Soskice was also an immigrant. David Soskice, the father of the 16-year-old refugee who would, as Home Secretary, place the first of the UK's race laws on the statute books, was the Private Secretary of the Russian leader who tamely ushered the Bolsheviks into power.

He, too, was Jewish.

We were taken over long ago, ladies and gentlemen. That takeover coincided, alsmot exactly, with our descent into the multicultural cesspit.

When those for whom there is ’no place… in mainstream political party’ tell a truth those who created the cesspit don't want told, the bought-and-paid-for lash out. Which, as it happens, isn’t the worst thing in the world.

Seeing as how it makes good and evil really easy to spot.

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