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A few days ago we heard reports of a letter allegedly sent by Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle to a constituent who had asked for his views on Maajid Nawaz.
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I can confirm I find the actions of Maajid Nawaz completely unacceptable and an insult to people from all religions. The Liberal Democrats should [...]
It is being reported that Gordon Birtwistle, Lib Dem MP for Burnley, has called for Maajid Nawaz to be deselected. Still more concerning (for genuine liberals) is his suggestion that Nawaz’s membership should be cancelled. It has been suggested that this letter may be a fake. There are some slightly suspicious lines/joins which might seem [...]
Posted: February 14th, 2014 under Lib Dems.
A reasonable Lib Dem response to the ridiculous recent petition condemning Maajid Nawaz might have been to say nothing at all – particularly given that it cited David Ward as an example of someone who helped build community cohesion.
But instead they issued this statement:
“The Liberal Democrats are a party of respect, tolerance and individual liberty. [...]
As someone remarked on Twitter yesterday:
What exactly does @DavidWardMP have to do to get ejected from the Lib Dems? It’s almost like he’s trying to get thrown out these days.
Recently the death of Ariel Sharon was the cue for a completely gratuitous reference to the Holocaust.
Sharon’s death makes you think. The brutal, genocidal treatment of [...]
Does this make any sense at all?
The British MP who sparked outrage on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day by suggesting that “the Jews” had not learned the lessons of the Holocaust has been forced by his party to work with a pro-Israel group and remove the comments from his website.
Liberal Democrat MP David [...]
Remember when the Liberal Democrats used to be the nation’s third biggest party?
Having done badly in two successive sets of local elections its share of the vote continues to slide.
Last night’s YouGov/Sun poll has topline figures of LAB 43%, Con 32%, UKIP 9% and Lib Dems 8%, from UKPollingReport.
Last week, Baroness Tonge resigned the Liberal Democrat whip, following her surreal outburst at Middlesex University, where she was speaking alongside Ken O’Keefe. O’Keefe is one of the authors on deLiberation: a website founded by the racist and promoter of Holocaust denial, Gilad Atzmon, as a home for those expelled from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign for [...]
Posted: March 5th, 2012 under Lib Dems.
Posted: October 8th, 2011 under Lib Dems.
Tony Lloyd MP is Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
Since he’s Labour, he is unlikely to be criticised by his party for leading a delegation to Gaza to meet Hamas leaders.
The “solidarity” delegation included another Labour figure, former Labour MSP Pauline McNeill, and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Falkner. One can’t have much hope of [...]
It has been a good day for Nick Clegg. Today, he launched Opening Door, Breaking Barriers, a new approach to tackling the thorny problem of social mobility.
He said he wanted to stop people getting on in life purely because of “who they know” and has announced that informal internships for young people in [...]
Posted: April 5th, 2011 under Lib Dems.