Friday, October 06, 2006

Tory front-bencher resigns over Israel policy

Melanie Phillips:
The shift in Tory thinking about Israel, signalled by remarks made by the party’s foreign affairs spokesman William Hague during the Lebanon war, has claimed its first political casualty. Baroness Miller of Hendon, the Tory trade and industry spokesman in the Lords, has now resigned from the front bench in protest...

...The Tories are riding the tiger of anti-Israel prejudice. Their leadership seems to have decided there’s a better show in town than the Jews. The Tories maintain they are still Israel’s friends; but as the saying goes, with friends like these who needs enemies?


Anonymous verity said...

Well, well.

Had I not already written off this batch of Tories, I would do so now. Every day brings a new act of stupidity. Good for Baroness Miller.

4:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that Tories in Britain are not much different then Labourites when it comes to Israel bashing.

4:23 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

No, anonymous 4:23 - this is something new. The Tories have always been supportive of Israel in the past. This is Cameron's latest pandering exercise. Obviously with an eye on muslim votes.

4:48 pm  
Anonymous Umbongo said...


As usual you got it in one: it's all electoral arithmetic: 250,000 Jews, 2,000,000 Muslims. Our Dave is taking lessons from the master, Livingstone.

5:34 pm  
Anonymous verity said...

He'll be featuring Omar Bakri and Idyat Bunglawangla having non-threatening tea and crumpets seated at his kitchen table on his website soon. Afterwards, Bakri will don a pinny and load the dishwasher.

6:01 pm  
Blogger AntiCitizenOne said...

We've got 2 million people from Poland etc. I gather they aren't very pleased with i-slam.

8:51 pm  

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