“I am pleased to hear that David Ward MP has had his whip withdrawn for two months. His use of anti-Semitic language veiled in anti-Israel rhetoric has finally been dealt with by his party.
I applaud Lib Dem Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP for taking this necessary action. Should Mr Ward continue to abuse his position by using it as a platform to broadcast his prejudice against Jews and
, then his
party should withdraw the whip permanently. This action sends a clear message
that racially prejudiced language will not be tolerated in our society”. Israel