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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 12:01 PM
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U.K. lawmaker 'fired over claims IDF harvested organs in Haiti'


Baroness Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat lawmaker in Britain, has been fired from her position as party health spokesperson for urging a probe into claims that Israel Defense Forces soldiers harvested organs in Haiti following last month's earthquake, the Guardian reported on Saturday.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg sacked Tonge after parliamentarians were said to have complained about her remarks, according to the Guardian.


http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1149641.html
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 12:07 PM
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1. She is nuts
Edited on Sun Feb-14-10 12:07 PM by LeftishBrit
This is not the first time she's been in trouble for antisemitic remarks (last time, she said that the Israel lobby 'has its grips' financially on the Western world, including the Lib Dem party! And there were earlier incidents IIRC) She should have been sacked permanently long ago, and not given another chance. Contrary to some American myths, it is *not* true that all British left-of-centre politicians are antisemites - but Tonge is not one of our shining ornaments.

I don't know if this is relevant in any way to her weird current preoccupations - but it is said that she and her husband, both doctors, met when dissecting a corpse!
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 01:30 PM
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6. Sounds like it.
He did right to fire her.
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 02:07 PM
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7. Is she as whack as our one Minesota Michelle Bachmann?
nt
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Kurska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 06:18 PM
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8. If whack was a coin, Bachman would be heads and this woman would be tails n/t
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 04:16 AM
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12. Slightly OT, but the UK does appear to attract bigoted politicians...
Edited on Mon Feb-15-10 04:17 AM by Violet_Crumble
You guys are getting our rejects. Heard of Pauline Hanson? She's heading yr way...

Anti-immigration Hanson quits Australia for Britain: report

SYDNEY Australian anti-immigration firebrand Pauline Hanson is selling up and heading to Britain after becoming disillusioned with her home country, a magazine reported on Monday.

The former One Nation party chief, who infamously warned Australia was in danger of being "swamped by Asians" in her maiden parliamentary speech, told Woman's Day she would be away "indefinitely".

"I know I will never be given a chance to re-enter parliament again," Hanson was quoted as saying.

"I'm 56 this year. So, while I've still got my health, I want to get out there," she added.

Hanson, who left the door open for a possible return to Australia, has abandoned hope of a political comeback after losing a Queensland state election bid last year.

The former fish and chip shop-owner complained Australia had become a "harder" place to live with fewer opportunities. She said she was selling her property southwest of Brisbane and was leaving her home state for good.

"Our governments lack enough people with the fortitude to speak up without fear or favour," she said. "Over-regulation, increasing taxes and lack of true representation are affecting our way of life.

"I feel very much for the young ones. Once it was common for them to own their own home. Not now. It's a harder place. Sadly, the land of opportunity is no more applicable."

Hanson drew international condemnation but briefly won domestic support in the 1990s with her anti-immigration and trade protection policies, before losing her seat in 1998.

She spent several weeks in jail in 2003 for fraudulently spending electoral funds before the judgement was overturned.

In 2007, she ran unsuccessfully for a national Senate seat, switching her target from Asians to Islam and calling for an end to immigration by Muslims to protect "Australian culture".

Last year, Hanson blamed her failure in the Queensland state election on the publication of raunchy photos purportedly taken by an ex-boyfriend. The pictures turned out not to be of Hanson.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gXoI...
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 06:23 AM
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13. Urgh, as if we didn't have enough RW politicians of our own
And isn't there a rich irony in someone expressing her anti-immigrant bigotry by... becoming an IMMIGRANT?!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 12:08 PM
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Kurska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 12:43 PM
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4. YEs thousands of jews have been slaughtered after blood libels.
I think people worried about anti-Semites would take that very seriously.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 01:10 PM
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5. Only in the minds of bigots.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 09:25 PM
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10. Yeah, she was on to the evil joooooowsss.
They steal organs all the time and drink the blood.

:puke:

You give a little salute after writing that post?
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-15-10 01:53 AM
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11. uh, no dear. her being fired is not indicative of any validity in her claim.
I see logic is not your strong suit.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 12:08 PM
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3. I Hear That They Drink The Blood of Non-Jewish Babies at Passover, Too
Yikes.
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 09:23 PM
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9. Good. She sounds nuts.
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