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Friday, April 23, 2010

From bad to worse in the UK?

There's a general election in England in two weeks. Nick Clegg (pictured) is the leader of the Liberal Democratic party, and is currently leading both Gordon Brown (Labour) and David Cameron (Conservatives) in the polls.

If Clegg wins, the UK's policy on Israel could go from bad to worse:
5. Clegg harbors strong anti-Israeli views.

To describe Clegg as a vociferous opponent of Israel would be an understatement — I’ve written in greater detail on this issue here. Clegg has penned a number of articles condemning Israel’s handling of Gaza, and has been the most prominent British critic of Israel’s response to Hamas attacks. He has alleged that the Israeli government “continues to imprison 1.5 million Palestinians and prevent the rebuilding of its shattered infrastructure,” and supports the U.N.’s use of the highly offensive term “collective punishment.” Clegg has drawn parallels between Israel’s defensive actions and the terrorist campaigns of groups such as Hamas, and has urged the European Union in the past to isolate and even sanction Israel.
What could go wrong?


At 2:26 AM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Dear Carl, here is a quote from the Daily Mail today re the nazi Clegg;

"British people have 'a more insidious cross to bear' than Germany over the Second World War." He went on"...we suffered from "delusions of grandeur" and a "misplaced sense of superiority" over having defeated the horrors of Nazism". He wants to get rid of our Trident sub. nuclear deterrent and give amnesty to all illegals.

the nazi Barrenness Tonge is also a member of the unliberal democraps.

Sound familiar?

At 2:32 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

hi Carl.
i diddden't know him so i read up a bit on him.
He seems intelligent and well mannered ,but call me very old fashioned i don't like people who have no religion.
(he doesn't believe in God but has "enormous respect" for those who do)
Somehow i can't trust people who don't believe in amything.

At 3:03 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Liberal Democrats are the UK's perennial third party and they've never formed a government. That said, the odds look good for a Conservative Party victory at the polls next month.

At 4:07 AM, Blogger Andre (Canada) said...

If you watched his opening statement during the 2nd debate, he said that global warming would be his number one priority as a prime minister.
That puts him in a special category between goof and idiot.
For him not to see that the UK is slowly being colonized but radical islamist and thinking that global warming is the #1 problem is simply sad. The man is dangerous.

At 4:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just think its cool that britain is finally having televised campaign debates for pm

doesnt england still vote by party and not party leader?

very good shot at there being no clear majority

At 5:10 AM, Blogger yzernik said...

In any country, it is inevitable that political policies catch up with public opinion. The UK public has become increasingly anti-Israel over the past few years, and it is hardly surprising that their government will reflect that.

At 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Clegg wins.

Goodbye, Britain.

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Mr. Gerson said...

Thanks v much shyguy... well I certainly don't want him to win.

At 1:38 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

There's more to things going from bad to worse in the UK. Evelyn Gordon writes that the ASA ban on an ad including the Western Wall has a deleterious effect on peace by convincing the Palestinians the West agrees with them that Israel's territorial claims are illegitimate and the Jews have no real roots in Eretz Israel.

See here: Read it all

The bottom line is the West is not only feeding into genocidal Palestinian fantasies, it is undermining the prospects of attaining the very peace it seeks in the Middle East.

But given the prominence of Israel-bashing and anti-Semitism in the UK today, it would be asking too much to expect the country to at least show balance in its Mideast policies. No one is asking it to be pro-Israel. I think Gordon understates the depth of the assault the Jewish State is facing from the West today.

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

from express.co.uk


Friday April 23,2010
By Daily Express Reporter

THE Lib Dem leader is in favour of mosques being able to broadcast calls to prayer from loudspeakers in towns and cities across Britain.

He says the Islamic “muezzin” cry should be ­allowed to ring out just like Christian church bells. He described it as “a joyful thing”.

His remarks emerged yesterday as another gaffe, just hours ­after he was exposed as saying British ­people have “a more insidious cross to bear than Germany over the ­Second World War”.


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