UK Liberal Democrats must re-connect with their principles


Will David Ward’s scalp join the others hanging in the Zionists’ tepee?

 

Alistair Carmichael’s letter to Karen Pollock CEO of Holocaust Education al Trust

 

Open letter to Alistair Carmichael MP, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip…

 

by Stuart Littlewood

 

 

Alistair Carmichael, Government Deputy Chief Whip,Liberal Democrat Chief Whip.

Your letter to Karen Pollock of the Holocaust Educational Trust about David Ward’s remarks is now in the public domain. When I read it I hoped it was a hoax. But let us assume it’s genuine.

This is a shameful piece of work. And I say so as someone whose links with the Liberal Democrats go back to the old Liberal Party under the leadership of Jo Grimond, one of your predecessors in the parliamentary constituency of Orkney & Shetland and a man of great principle.

Years ago we knew the words of the Constitution, and the Preamble to it, off by heart and tried to live by them. Remember the pledge to defend the right to speak, write, worship, associate and vote freely? And the commitment to fight oppression, ignorance and aggression wherever they occur?

Remember our responsibility to promote the free movement of ideas, people, goods and services?

Remember our declared support for international law and the holding of individuals and governments to account for crimes against humanity?

Remember Lord Nolan’s Seven Principles of Public Life, especially the one about integrity: “Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties”?

If you still hold these things dear, what objection could you have to David Ward’s remarks about “the Jews… inflicting atrocities on Palestinians”? Perhaps he should have differentiated between the Jews of the Jewish state, the Jews in the West who support their criminal enterprise at the Palestinians’ expense, and the Jews inside and outside Israel who bravely oppose the brutal occupation.  As for the professional moaners who attack the likes of David Ward, do they represent majority or minority Jewish opinion in Britain?

But by the same token are you not guilty of the same failure to differentiate? You assured Ms Pollock that Mr Ward “does not represent the views of the Liberal Democrat Party in this matter in any way”. Are you referring to your close colleagues at Westminster or the party at large?

You also told her you wished to “dissociate the Liberal Democrats without reservation or ambiguity from these [Mr Ward’s] remarks”. Do all Liberal Democrats wish to be dissociated? I doubt it.

And wouldn’t it have been fairer to have your meeting with Mr Ward before dashing off an assertion to a third party that his remarks were “offensive”?

As the much-respected Israeli Jew Jeff Halper of ICAHD yesterday re-emphasised  http://www.altro.co.il/newsletters/show/2774?key=ae8e744a8dd2c075fcf89fe9221fa5c9 , “the two-state solution is dead, buried under settlements and infrastructure too massive and interlinked with Israel to detach, especially given the lack of will among international governments, led by the US and Germany, to exert the pressures on Israel needed to force such massive concessions. But the international community will not move beyond the two-state solution unless prodded – virtually forced – by us, the international civil society. We have the wind to our back. Over the years we have collectively transformed the Palestine issue into one of the world’s great causes, at the level of the anti-apartheid struggle.”

Those in the Party who condemn David Ward need to re-connect with the Party’s basic principles, align it to this “great cause” and go see for themselves the situation in Gaza, East Jerusalem and the West Bank (though not of course by guided tour with Friends of Israel). I understand you made the trip yourself in 2007, describing it as “eye-opening”.

So put away your scalping-knife, please, Mr Carmichael. With Holocaust Memorial Day behind us perhaps feathers can be smoothed and the issues addressed more calmly. The challenge to Israel’s unspeakable behavior is not going away, nor should it until the regime’s attitude changes fundamentally and the occupation ends. In the meantime those who support, defend and perpetuate it must accept some of the blame.

The remarks by David Ward on his website which caused such a fuss were these…

“Having visited Auschwitz twice – once with my family and once with local schools – I am saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could within a few years of liberation from the death camps be inflicting atrocities on Palestinians in the new State of Israel and continue to do so on a daily basis in the West Bank and Gaza.”

David Ward Lib Dem MP Defends Israel Remarks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al-IV8qpHhw

 

©  Stuart Littlewood

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Stuart Littlewood

Stuart Littlewood is a marketing specialist turned writer-photographer in the UK.His articles are published widely on the web. He is author of the book Radio Free Palestine, which tells the plight of the Palestinians under occupation.

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3 Responses to "UK Liberal Democrats must re-connect with their principles"

  1. rhys  January 28, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    The likes of David Ward could buy and sell any Zionist and the UK needs men like him. They are scarce. Honest, loyal and full of national interests. His country! Certainly not theirs as the lying Neocon Elliott Abrams has stated, Jews should “stand apart”. UK citizens? Hardly.

    The whole Jewish question is becoming ‘oh, so tiring’. If it wasn’t for the Jewish propensity to use this kind of distasteful activity, that is the sycophantic, grovelling letter from the Liberal Party to add to their false list of victories, then the temptation would be to ignore such outrageous actions.

    Sadly, the world has now passed that stage, the stage when you could once just ignore something that has now become such an evil. The sight of helpless and sad refugees from Nazi Germany, deserving of assistance from a sympathetic world, must have even then motivated those early Zionist and Irgun terrorists to drag in the psychologists and plan even then to keep the ‘holocaust sideshow’ as it has now become, bubbling away for decades, blaming the whole of mankind for their plight, determined to extract every drop of blood from the exercise.

    That they have done, successfully. Past and present masters at it

    Wake up Zionists! You have made a 180 degree turn from people needing help to people selfishly using people and now you are almost reviled for your actions, not just in Palestine but because of the corruption which is now your trademark, the US Congress is the best example one could find, anywhere. UK Parliament as well, or so it seems.

    If any sane rational person doesn’t see the climate that has been produced and largely accepted by those politicians who are so weak and corruptible from the Prime Minister Cameron, Williams Hague and down the chain to all those that think that they need to defer to what has now become an evil cabal of Zionist/ Jews/ fellow travellers, Christian Zionists, call them what you will, intent on using the sympathies of the world for their benefit, then such people are totally naive.

    As they were seen as the reason for Germany’s social problems and many of the world’s ills before WWII, rightly or wrongly, this being the reason for the resulting Nazi efforts to eradicate them all, so based on their present efforts to corrupt the decent principles of ‘live and let live’, I see a day, though perhaps not in my lifetime when armed vigilante groups may see the mischief they have caused and take action yet again, this time worldwide, a grand scale OWS as retribution against what may be then seen as the main reason for the world’s failings.

    As I said, it has happened before as well we all know and it could happen again.

  2. DaveE  January 28, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Bravo once again, Stuart. I think it says it all that sane, decent, rational and well-informed voices such as yours are excluded from the organized zionist crime syndicate known as “government” and the “media.”

    What you’ve done, here, is told Meyer Lansky his kids are ugly. Even though that’s putting it far too politely.

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