According to Guido Fawkes the political blogger, David “The Jews” Ward has some time on his hands since his sacking from the LibDems. Ward says he is going to spend it completing a Master’s degree in the Peace Department at University of Bradford. He has to write a 15,000 word thesis and says it will be on “the influence of the Israeli lobby on the British political system”.
The Lib Dems have sacked one of their election candidates amid claims he is “unfit to represent the party” because of comments he made about Jews. Former Bradford East MP David Ward, who held the seat for five years until 2015, has been banned from standing for his party again in June’s election by leader Tim Farron.
According to The Guardian , PM hopeful TimFarron said: “I believe in a politics that is open, tolerant and united. David Ward is unfit to represent the party and I have sacked him.” The criticism comes after Mr Ward was suspended from the Liberal Democrat party for three months in 2013 following comments accusing “the Jews” of causing “atrocities on Palestinians”.
Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Farron said: “I am fully aware of the comments David Ward has made in the past and I find them deeply offensive, wrong and anti-Semitic. “I think his decision to stand again, and the local party’s decision to select him, is wrong and I disagree with it completely.
“I don’t select our individual candidates and nor should I. But let me be clear, I won’t tolerate antisemitism in my party. “David Ward has been disciplined in the past and if he or anyone else makes antisemitic remarks in this campaign I will expect the party to act quickly and decisively.”
What is interesting about this whole affair is the comment that Mr Ward will be going to study for a Master’s Degree at Bradford University and his proposed dissertation (with the outcome already decided no doubt) will be “the influence of the Israeli lobby on the British political system”.
I wonder how Bradford University will square admitting an openly antisemitic individual to one of their courses in view of their stance on equality and diversity. No doubt his presence will be welcomed by the Islamists at Bradford but will be highly insulting and prejudicial to any Jewish students and academic staff.
I await developments with interest!
Sources: Guido Fawkes/Stand for Peace websites